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Why China’s youth are ‘lying flat’ in protest of their bleak economic prospects

June 9, 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Hu Ai was stuck in traffic with her parents during the Labour Day holiday last month when she finally realised China’s culture of overwork had become too much.“My boss called and told me to walk from the highway to the nearest subway station and rush back to work on an urgent assignment,” the 33-year-old recalled.“That’s the first time my parents found out how hard my job is and it made my mum cry in the car.”In the weeks that followed, Hu – who works for a media company in Shenzhen – found…

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