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Alibaba founder comes under fire for his comments

Ma recently posted on a blog post over the weekend that he was in support of the 996 culture and that he sees no problem in it.
17.04.2019 - 12:39

Alibaba founder and Chinese business icon, Jack Ma, has now received a slew of online criticism after expressing his support for China's controversial 12-hour workday culture.


The Chinese work practice, called the 996, is gaining popularity in the country's growing tech industry. According to the founder of the country's largest e-commerce firm, there is apparently nothing wrong with practicing a 996"lifestyle.

The 996 work culture is amply named in reference to the working habit of starting at 9 am and ending at 9 pm, six days a week. Managers and executive of large tech startups have apparently been pushing this kind of practice on employees, stating in some cases that only by practicing it would they become successful.