China’s Workaholic Culture and Those Fighting Against It

Grant Nordby
4 min readApr 30, 2019

The clash of big tech business moguls and the labor they rely on

Personal photo. Translation: China Dream, My Dream.

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba and Richard Liu, the founder of JD.com, China’s largest online retailers, paint a picture of brotherhood surrounding long hours, hard work, and sacrifice in ascending the ladder to success in the Chinese tech economy.

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Grant Nordby

American College of Healthcare Executives member and Fulbright Fellow writing on Healthcare, information technology, and data driven decision making.