Tech companies offer bonuses after holiday
Some technology companies in China handed out hongbao – red envelopes containing money — to employees on the first working day after the Spring Festival ended.
Tencent boss Pony Ma personally gave envelopes to employees on Feb 4, the first day back at Tencent. The line of employees waiting to collect hongbao from Pony Ma stretched from Tencent and to the street in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province, according to a report by sohu. com.
Besides the hongbao, each of Tencent’s employees also received digital hongbao worth $29.21 (200 yuan).
In Beijing, Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China's mobile company Xiaomi Corp, also handed out hongbao in the office on Feb 3, the company’s first working day after the Lunar New Year holiday.