What would people in North America or Europe think if a Chinese company came over and said “we’re cutting back your hours and the amount of overtime you can work.” I’m betting it wouldn’t be a welcomed decision.
In the US, we have this habit of thinking we know what’s best for other cultures. We did it in the middle east and we’re doing it again in China. It purveys history. We always think what we have and do is what’s best for everyone.
We don’t always know better. We’re solving the wrong problem. We made the assumption that workers were unhappy working that much because we would be unhappy working that much.
I don’t know many companies here that limit employees’ hours. While it’s not always healthy, there are plenty of people that put 50+ hours in a week. What’s next, the US government mandating how much people can work?