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  • Chinese youth tired of the rat race are ‘lying down’
  • Chinese youth tired of the rat race are ‘lying down’
    Jasmin Chew (2021) ©
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Chinese youth tired of the rat race are ‘lying down’

Exhausted and disillusioned with China’s oppressive work culture, young people there are embracing a defeatist ideology that takes inspiration from the act of lying down. As more people reject the grind, they're pining for simpler living away from the pressures of traditional expectations.

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