Li Xiaotian is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, where he is researching the Internet economy in China, especially labour issues in the digital world.

The 996.ICU Movement in China: Changing Employment Relations and Labour Agency in the Tech Industry

Since its launch on 26 March 2019, the online protest 996.ICU has attracted enormous attention, giving voice to the growing resentment against long working hours in China‚Äôs tech industry and eliciting widespread sympathy. The 996.ICU project was initiated by an anonymous user on GitHub, a Microsoft-owned code-sharing online community with more than 20 million users. […]

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