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BBC News on ‘Lying flat’: Why some Chinese are putting work second

BBC business news published a special on what seems to be a trend in China, many workers seeking to devote more time to their personal lives vice making work their life. From the piece:

When Jeff (not his real name), left his home city of Hangzhou, for a highly-paid job as an app developer in Beijing several years ago, like many young Chinese professionals, work became his life.
The little spare time he had outside work, he spent playing what he describes as “mindless” computer games. He didn’t develop a social circle in his new adopted city and eventually gave up trying.

But when the pandemic hit, life as he knew it came to an abrupt stop. Like many other workers Covid made him reassess his priorities in life.

For more see: ‘Lying flat’: Why some Chinese are putting work second

 

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