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MagazineMay 12, 2016
Office workers sleeping on the job is a common sight in China, where a surplus of cheap labour can lead to downtime at work. But in China's technology sector, where business is growing faster than many start-up firms can hire new staff, workers burn the midnight oil to meet deadlines and compete with their rivals. Some companies provide sleeping areas and beds for workers to rest during late nights.
Cui Meng, a co-founder of Goopal Group, covers employee Li Yan with a blanket as Li takes a nap on a sofa during a break at work around midnight, in Beijing, China, April 19, 2016. JASON LEE/REUTERS