Although “quiet quitting” in the US and “lying flat” in China share some similarities, their causes are different. Photo: TNS
Although “quiet quitting” in the US and “lying flat” in China share some similarities, their causes are different. Photo: TNS
April Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

April Zhang

‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘lying flat’: why the US and China cannot ignore these trends

  • Both buzzwords express a desire, by young Americans and Chinese, to live a more balanced life, against a backdrop of mounting debt or extreme stress
  • Washington and Beijing must act because US-China competition is not limited to international trade or geopolitical influence, but also the ability to give young people hope

Although “quiet quitting” in the US and “lying flat” in China share some similarities, their causes are different. Photo: TNS
Although “quiet quitting” in the US and “lying flat” in China share some similarities, their causes are different. Photo: TNS
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