These Chinese Millennials Are ‘Chilling,’ and Beijing Isn’t Happy

Young people in China have set off a nascent counterculture movement that involves lying down and doing as little as possible.

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Hasnain says:

“Xiang Biao, a professor of social anthropology at Oxford University who focuses on Chinese society, called tangping culture a turning point for China. “Young people feel a kind of pressure that they cannot explain and they feel that promises were broken,” he said. “People realize that material betterment is no longer the single most important source of meaning in life.””

Posted on 2021-07-05T06:31:43+0000