Faced with a dismal job market in a weakening economy, freelancing or “lying flat” is one of the few ways young Chinese feel they can gain autonomy. Photo: AFP
Faced with a dismal job market in a weakening economy, freelancing or “lying flat” is one of the few ways young Chinese feel they can gain autonomy. Photo: AFP
China jobs

China’s youth say no thanks to work as ‘soulless robots’, even amid bleak job prospects

  • More than 200 million people in China work as freelancers, with more than 16 per cent of fresh graduates categorising themselves as such last year
  • But the trend towards freelance work is also being driven by necessity, with young Chinese entering a dismal job market in a weakening economy

Faced with a dismal job market in a weakening economy, freelancing or “lying flat” is one of the few ways young Chinese feel they can gain autonomy. Photo: AFP
Faced with a dismal job market in a weakening economy, freelancing or “lying flat” is one of the few ways young Chinese feel they can gain autonomy. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE