One Voice Of The 'New Boom' In China08:18

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For NPR’s ongoing series about millennials, New Boom, we’ll take a look at what life is like for that generation in China. China may have the world’s second largest economy, but millennials there are under a lot of financial pressure.

Home ownership is a prerequisite to having a romantic partner and is the central concern for many young people – but a standard two-bedroom apartment costs a quarter of a million U.S. dollars, at least.

Yang Zhuo is a Chinese millennial who works as NPR’s news assistant in Shanghai with correspondent Frank Langfitt. Zhuo and Langfitt talk to Here & Now's Robin Young about what life is like for Chinese millennials and how many young people view the protesters in Hong Kong.


This segment aired on October 23, 2014.