Young people were a regular part of the political vanguard until the late 1980s, when activism was perceived to be threatening stability and undermining market reforms. Photo: AFP
Josef Gregory Mahoney
Opinion

Opinion

Josef Gregory Mahoney

A century on from the May Fourth protests, Chinese youths are in a state of crisis

  • China’s young people, once at the forefront of politics, are increasingly disenfranchised, and part of a worrying generational gap as a result of the nation’s unprecedented cultural and economic development

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Young people were a regular part of the political vanguard until the late 1980s, when activism was perceived to be threatening stability and undermining market reforms. Photo: AFP
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