Chinese tech tycoon Zhou Hongyi joins ‘996’ debate, says happy work-life balance impossible

Another Chinese tycoon has added his voice to the debate on long working hours in the nation’s technology sector, challenging anyone to say they have a good work-life balance.Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday about the controversial “996” schedule adopted by the industry – which involves people working from 9am to 9pm, six days a week – Zhou Hongyi, the chairman and chief executive of internet security firm Qihoo 360, said striking the right balance was an impossible task.“I’ll call you…

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Jail for father who dumped infant son by roadside in China

A man in central China has been jailed for 2½ years for abandoning his newborn son, his second child, because he thought he would be too much of a financial burden.Kang Jinjian, 46, left his 15-day-old son beside a road in Changsha, Hunan province, in October 2017 after his former wife gave birth to the child despite his strong opposition, the Xiaoxiang Morning Post reported on Thursday, quoting a court hearing.Despite a search by the family and the authorities, the boy had not been found by…

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Chinese zoo asks tourists not to feed cash to its animals after visitor throws US$1,500 to giraffes

A wildlife park in southwestern China is looking for a visitor who tried to feed its giraffes almost US$1,500 worth of cash.Staff at the Yunnan Wildlife Park discovered on Tuesday that someone had thrown 10,000 yuan in banknotes into the giraffe enclosure and then disappeared, the park said later that day.“Some tourists love to feed animals food when visiting zoos, but have you seen people who feed them renminbi?” the park said in a notice issued on WeChat, China’s most popular social media…

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