On Thursday, social media and e-commerce platform Xiaohongshu responded to reports of staff layoffs at the company, stating that they were part of a normal human resources optimization during its performance review process. A representative from the Instagram-like app told TechNode that the adjustment will impact “less than 10% of its workforce”, rather than the 20% layoff that was previously reported. Moreover, the layoff will only affect those who failed to pass Xiaohongshu’s probation period, totaling around 200 employees, or a little over 9% of the company’s workforce, according to a count by local media outlet Yicai. [Yicai news, in Chinese]