Writer Zhao Zengliang attends a book presentation and discussion at a bookstore in Beijing. Zhao adopts a pessimistic and dark humour in her work. Photo: Reuters

Why China’s gloomy millennials have got the authorities worried

Some young people are embracing an ironic, defeatist attitude on social media, faced with the relentless pressure to succeed, prompting state media to tell them to buck up

Topic |   Millennial style

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Writer Zhao Zengliang attends a book presentation and discussion at a bookstore in Beijing. Zhao adopts a pessimistic and dark humour in her work. Photo: Reuters
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