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February 13, 2020

Young China is a think tank and advisory designed to build a bridge of understanding between the West and China, with a focus on the Pivot generation or millennials. The group's founder Zak Dychwald is in Gibraltar, where he'll be delivering an after dinner speech on C...

October 8, 2019

View the full TEDx talk here.

Most often when Westerners look at China they look at one of two things: either a big, "Communist" government, which we find scary, or a rising, robust macro-economy, which we find exciting. We rarely look at the people, particularly China'...

October 8, 2019

It’s easy, in the United States, to talk about China as a monolith. But the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. As in the West, Chinese society is divided by inequality, geography, gender, and generation — after all, China is home to more than one billion peopl...

November 20, 2018

Excerpt from BofF article. Full article here.

The Bottom of the Pyramid

There are thousands of wholesale clothing factories in China, largely concentrated in textile and apparel manufacturing hubs in Zhejiang, Fujian and around Guangdong in the Pearl River Delta.

Tradit...

April 15, 2018

Young Chinese in their 20s, firmly ensconced in the world's middle class, are their country's first modern generation 'less preoccupied with needs and more involved with wants.'

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 —The future is bright for the millions who were born in China after the ho...

April 2, 2018

China’s young adults – those born between 1980 and 2000 – are ready to take on the world.

At 400 million strong, they make up a massive group with major purchasing power and social impact.

They’re also a generation that has seen their country rise to global superpower st...

March 16, 2018

Keith B. Richburg, a former China correspondent for The Washington Post, is the director of the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong.

Most Americans paying the minimal amount of attention now recognize China as the world’s ascendant economi...

February 27, 2018

Zak Dychtwald has spent much of his 20s living in and learning about China, and observing how his fellow millennials there navigate their relationship with their parents, entrepreneurship, marriage and politics.

"They're extremely aspirational, but there is a treme...

February 27, 2018

After living in China for many years, Zak Dychtwald took the initiative to fluently learn Mandarin and immersed himself in the Chinese culture so that he could follow his passion in understanding this rising generation. This American author shares an insightful portray...

February 19, 2018

“Wake” is a weekly foreign policy broadcast produced by Talk Media News and hosted by Luke Vargas from U.N. Headquarters in New York.

The following are excerpts from Episode 29, “China’s ‘Millennials’ Make Waves,” with guest Zak Dychtwald, author of the new book, “Young...

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