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Tech underclass: Rapid technological development, paired with poor labor regulations, has created a potential for labor abuse.   © Illustration by Michael Tsang
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China's tech workers pushed to limits by surveillance software

A vicious cycle of monitoring and overwork is fueling productivity -- and backlash

NIKKI SUN, Nikkei staff writer | China

HONG KONG -- Andy Wang, an IT engineer at a Shanghai-based gaming company, occasionally felt a pang of guilt about his job.

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