China's tech sector is thriving. Competition is high, new startups are popping up everywhere and the country's consumer tech market could outstrip that of the United States in coming years.
But for those working in the industry, rapid growth too often means toiling long hours at the office, even overnight. Many companies expect employees to work overtime every day, and have begun installing more bunk beds and couches to accommodate midday naps.
Some workers even live at the office in order to get shut-eye, instead of sitting through a long commute home.
"We have to get up at 8:30 a.m. because all our co-workers come to work at 9:30 and we wash in the same bathroom everyone uses," Liu Zhanyu, an employee at a recruiting firm, told Reuters.
Check out photos of Chinese tech workers sleeping at the office: