996 is in fact everywhere in some industries even in the US. It is unspoken and not enforced. But, everyone understands it because competition that will take your place at your job is fast and furiously coming.. I think there are many psychological effects revolved around this 996 that will cost us generations of productive workforce. Our cure as a society seems to be Cannibis.. :(.. what will China do instead? will China also get on the Cannibis train?