A week ago or so I was approached by some Chinese programmers complaining about the poor working conditions. Someone created a GitHub repo explaining the problem – “Work by ‘996’, sick in ICU” (meaning a work schedule from 9am till 9pm, 6 days a week). Of course this repo is now blocked by various Chinese browsers.
Once I tweeted about it, my Twitter stream has been full of comments about this issue.
How can we help these people? How can we get the western press and governments to pay attention?