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In China, overwork is common and exhaustion is socially acceptable. Those who opt out of the grind are seen as a threat. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Slackers@Work: A Song for the Exhausted

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A courier delivers goods at night on a street in Beijing in February. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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He Tried To Organize Workers In China's Gig Economy. Now He Faces 5 Years In Jail

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