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Jack Ma Again Endorses Extreme Overtime as Furor Rages On

  • Alibaba co-founder expands on last week’s comments about ’996’
  • China’s richest man provoked a social media backlash Friday
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Alibaba's Jack Ma Says Working 72 Hours a Week Is 'Huge Bliss'
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Billionaire Jack Ma again encouraged tech workers to embrace the industry’s extreme-overtime culture, defying a growing social media backlash.

The Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. co-founder once more endorsed the sector’s infamous 12-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week routine as de rigueur for passionate young workers. In a lengthy Sunday blog post, China’s richest man expanded on comments from last week, in which he dismissed people who expect a typical eight-hour office lifestyle.