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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...

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...

February 17, 2018

There is a big to-do about American millennials. What do we want to buy? What do we stand for? How do we see the world?

But China has around 400 million millennials, five times more than the 80 million we have in the States born between 1982 and 1998 (now ages 20-36). T...

February 17, 2018

Zak Dychtwald discusses his new book Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World. He examines the future of China through the lens of the Jiu Ling Hou -- the generation born after 1990. Dychtwald moved to China after college, became...

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