youth

Stampede of Would-Be Monks Crashes Temple Website

On June 28th, Zhejiang’s Ci’en temple offered laymen a chance to join its eight Buddhist monks for between three months and two years. In the past, fewer than ten people have responded each year, but over the past...

Veteran Diplomat Urges Cool Heads

China Media Project translates from a Global Times interview with former ambassador Wu Jianmin, who stresses the importance of communication by officials and cool-headedness among the young. Today, many of our leaders and cadres...

Global Brands Turn To China’s Young Amid Slump

From AP: In her Vans cap, Quiksilver shirt and Adidas shorts, 19-year-old Terry Zhong is a walking checklist of sports brands as she sets out on a weekly shopping trip with a 500-yuan ($73) budget. Global economic gloom has...

China’s Youth Post-Tiananmen: Apathy A Fact Or Front?

From CNN: They’re known as the “post 1980s” kids or the “Tiananmen-plus-20” generation: 200 million-strong, Web-savvy, pop-culture-conscious and decidedly apolitical. As the world observes the 20th...

Chinese Youth ‘Face Suicide Risk’

From BBC News: An association in China says that suicide is the leading cause of death among young people. The Chinese Association for Mental Health says young people aged between 15 and 34 are more likely to die at their own...

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