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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's 417 million Millennials who will soon be guiding the country's powerful step and redefining every market they touch.
In this talk delivered in Hangzhou, China, Zak Dychtwald, author of Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World, explores three major ways Westerners misunderstand China's young generation." Zak is the author of critically acclaimed Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World (2018). He and his work have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BBC World News, and China Global Television Network. Young China explores how the country’s young generation, born after 1990, feels about everything from money and sex, to their government, the West and China’s shifting role in the world—a people first approach based on Zak’s research and experiences living in China as a post-90s himself.
Zak’s Young China Group, a think tank and consultancy, focuses on the emerging East and West millennial mindset and the interactions of rising China and the world. This 28-year old Columbia University graduate has spoken at forums and summits across four continents as a rising authority on the subject. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.