Looking at China tech headlines of recent months, one trend becomes evident: a whole lot of companies are not laying off workers. At least, officially.

In reality, it’s becoming clear that headcount control is occurring across China’s tech sector, and jobs are becoming scarce.

At the end of November, embattled e-commerce giant JD.com refuted rumors circulating that the company would be cutting 10% to 15% of its workers.

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Elliott Zaagman

Elliott Zaagman is a contributor to TechNode. He is also a corporate trainer, executive coach, and writer who splits his time between Bangkok and Beijing. He focuses on Chinese companies and how they relate...