Chinese technology companies, such as Alibaba, have a working culture that 996 is called. Companies expect that people from 9.00 in the morning until 21.00 hrs in the evening to work, six days in the week. “I think it's a huge blessing it is to 996. If this is not possible when you're young, when can you ever 996 work?", ask Ma. He explains: “In this world, everyone wants success, a good life and respect. I ask everyone: if you have not more time and energy to spend on work than others, how can you have success?”Read also Undercoverjournalist: "Workers in the Amazon, urinating in bottles, only then they can make their targets" “’996 " in conflict with law”
Not everyone in China thinks so. An anonymous op-ed in the Volksdagblad, the official organ of the authorities, stated yesterday that '996' in conflict with the law. It says that an average work week up to 40 hours. “A culture of aangemoedigde overtime will the competitiveness of a company will not help you. In fact, it may be the ability to renew islam”, says the message. the
Jack Ma (54) started as an English teacher. He had after all little jobs, until he in 1999, Alibaba founded. The company was under his leadership one of the biggest online stores in the world, and changed for a large part of the way Chinese people shop and pay. His estimated wealth is around 40 billion dollars (35 billion euros), that he is the richest man in China. The market value of Alibaba is about 480 billion dollars.