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China: Generation gap

Categories: East Asia, China, Ideas, Youth

The Bingfeng Teahouse blogger uses subway passengers in Shanghai as a case study on the difference between generations in China [1]:

“As you might find when you live here, the younger generations of china is quite different from the older ones and sometimes regarded as a new ‘race.’ Generally speaking, they are more individualist, independent and hedonistic, have less sense of hierarchy, work ethics and zero-sum mentality. I tend to avoid cooperating with middle-aged partners in business because from my experiences, many of them lack the qualities that are critical to business successes, like a win-win mentality, trust for others, respect for ‘game rules,’ tolerant for different opinions, etc.”