The Chinese are working more hours than ever
- A shrinking labour force means things could get even worse
When the National Bureau of Statistics announced that in April workers across China toiled an average of 48.8 hours a week, the agency was ridiculed. That number includes government workers, wrote a commenter on Weibo, a Twitter-like platform. “Try counting only in private companies." There is no need to count, wrote another, “just look at the lights of office buildings at night."