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Chinese Youth

China's Post '90s Generation: New Minds, Old World

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Twenty years ago, China's engagement with the world had barely begun. The Internet was accessible to only the privileged few. Parents still espoused "protective" values reinforced by their experiences during the instability of two man-made disasters.

Matt Sheehan

Ultimate Frisbee's Hippie-Go-Lucky Culture Hooks Chinese Youth | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

BEIJING -- These are not the Chinese athletes you’ve seen on TV, those scarily synchronized divers or the gymnasts plucked from preschools for their...

When It Comes to Luxury Brands, Chinese Youth Are 'Not Buying It'

Hannah Lincoln | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Hannah Lincoln

BEIJING -- Youth crave values, and fancy brand names don't stand for much but exclusivity, elitism, and in the worst case, corruption.

Shanghai Chic: Where a Woman's Style Starts With Her Shoes

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.09.2014 | Style
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I thought I was traveling to China to explore the mysteries of China's storied past: the big dynasties with their poetic one-syllable names. But what really caught my attention was China's storied present: the skyscrapers of Shanghai, the traffic jams and the fashionistas. Especially the fashionistas.

Shanghai's Overweight Population Inches Closer To U.S. Levels: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business

A growing supply of cheap food and disposable income has created an obesity problem among China's urban middle-class. According to a recently pub...

Wired Youth Forget How To Write In China, Japan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Surveys indicate the phenomenon, dubbed "character amnesia", is widespread across China, causing young Chinese to fear for the future of their ancient...

Oh My Lady Gaga! A Star Is Born in... China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

Mao Zedong once said "the revolution is not a dinner party." In China right now, it's a dance party and Lady Gaga is the DJ.

The Confucian Consumer and Chinese Luxury: FAQs

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Why is China's luxury population so young compared to economies in other nations? They're very young for one simple reason: China is an incredibly amb...

Making Young People Our Ambassadors

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

We may not have the full knowledge, experience and wisdom of our elders, but we have ideas to contribute in the search for common ground -- and the policy issues facing our two countries address the world that we young people are about to inherit.

Chinese Digital Lives: A Parallel Universe of Ambitious Release

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

Cyber space is a chance to have a second life. It is a fantasy-driven virtual journey, albeit one that mirrors real world aspirations of "standing out while fitting in."

Learning About America, the Chinese Way

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

China has a "near hypnotic popular obsession with the United States: even if they hate it, they are still fascinated by it." Promoting more positive perceptions of the U.S. would pay great dividends.

Chinese Youth and the Economic Crisis

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The economic developments of the past year have moderated, but certainly not destroyed, the enthusiasm for freer markets among the future economic leaders of China's so-called socialist system.

The Vagina Monologues Comes to Beijing

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The Vagina Monologues' appearance here captures a crucial moment of change in the way young Chinese women are thinking about their sexuality and their status.

What Did Chinese Youth Think of Hillary Clinton's Visit?

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

Future trips, and future diplomatic efforts in China, should focus on broadening direct outreach to ordinary people, especially young people.

Obama Brand Captures Chinese Youth

Alexander Davenport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alexander Davenport

Young, attractive, brilliant, and black, Obama represents to the Chinese youth a forward-looking America uninhibited by the ideology of a previous generation.