The Boomers That Worry China
'Balinghou' is the name China gives to its twenty-something generation. Most were brought up in the 1980s, as Xiaoping Deng's 'relaxed' China sought to modernize. But domestic critics worry about this 'me' generation tends toward selfishness, apathy and materialism. They also criticize its lack of motivation. Some of the new boomers do little to dispute the notion, saying money comes first. More significantly, the generation of the 1980s seems to have little or no interest in politics.
- Wednesday, 26 June 2013