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Pinduoduo worker death in China sparks criticism of job conditions

Stock falls as users delete app in protest against tech industry's labor culture

Pinduoduo's Nasdaq-listed shares fell 6.1% on Monday after users began deleting its shopping app in protest against its culture of overwork.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The sudden death of a young employee at online retailer Pinduoduo has drawn sharp criticism over China's work culture, prompting a boycott of the e-commerce company's widely used app and sending its shares tumbling in New York.

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