Death of 22-year-old Pinduoduo employee renews controversy over China’s 996 overwork culture, sparking an investigation

//Death of 22-year-old Pinduoduo employee renews controversy over China’s 996 overwork culture, sparking an investigation

Death of 22-year-old Pinduoduo employee renews controversy over China’s 996 overwork culture, sparking an investigation

A 22-year-old female employee at Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo died last week after working long hours past midnight, sparking an investigation into the company from Shanghai authorities and renewing discussions on social media about tech companies’ notorious “996” overwork culture.Pinduoduo confirmed the death of an employee at its community group buying unit Duoduo Maicai in China’s western region of Xinjiang, according to a company statement on Monday. The employee, a woman surnamed…

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