Chinese web magnate calls on his countrymen to work 12 hours a day, six days a week
Alibaba founder Jack Ma calls on his countrymen to work 12 hours a day, six days a week
China & # 39; s richest man calls on his countrymen to work 12 hours a day, six days a week.
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba – the Chinese version of eBay – described the possibility of using more hours as a & # 39; blessing & # 39 ;.
Fellow tech entrepreneur Richard Liu, the boss of online shopping giant JD, has taken over Ma & # 39; s calls and is opposed to an increase in the number of & # 39; slackers & # 39; in China.
Defending the so-called 996 system – working from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week – Mon, 54, said: & I personally think that working on 996 is a huge blessing.
He said he had worked long hours regularly when he built Alibaba in the late 1990s and explained that if we find things we like, 996 is not a problem & # 39 ;.
The father of three added: & # 39; If you don't spend more time and energy than others, how can you achieve the success you want? & # 39;
He said that without the 996 system, the Chinese economy would most likely lose vitality and impetus.
Economic growth has slowed to 6 percent per year after a 10 percent growth for more than 25 years.