Students looking at their smartphones during a class at the Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province. Hordes of Chinese millennials are speaking directly to the country's 700 million smartphone users, streaming their lives to lucrative effect, fronting brands and launching businesses. They are known as "wanghong" -- literally hot on the web -- and they now represent a multi-billion-dollar industry, becoming so big that it has its own university curriculum. At Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College, classrooms for the 34 mostly female students are typically dance studios, catwalks strafed by flashing lights, and bustling makeup rooms. Photo: AFP

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Students looking at their smartphones during a class at the Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province. Hordes of Chinese millennials are speaking directly to the country's 700 million smartphone users, streaming their lives to lucrative effect, fronting brands and launching businesses. They are known as "wanghong" -- literally hot on the web -- and they now represent a multi-billion-dollar industry, becoming so big that it has its own university curriculum. At Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College, classrooms for the 34 mostly female students are typically dance studios, catwalks strafed by flashing lights, and bustling makeup rooms. Photo: AFP
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