The Vancl downsizing rumors has been a constant topic ever since the company’s blind expansion to areas like electronic and household supplies. The latest one in a string of such rumors is that the Beijing-based online apparel service would be cutting its headcount by 25%.

Vancl confirmed the rumor with local media National Business Daily, but denied the 25% and said the layoff was just the subsequent move of its restructure from earlier this year on.

The Reason for Shedding Headcount

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Chelsea Dong

She reads, travels, photographs and writes, with interests in chronicling China tech scene and interpreting how technology disrupts the way people live.