Chinese society is changing at breathtaking speed. As China’s economy has grown, its young people have become Westernized, savvy about today's interconnected world, ambitious — and often torn between their culture and their aspirations. This module focuses on a sampling of young, urban Chinese who struggle with business ethics and striking the right balance between work and family. Their choices could have economic, social, and political consequences that affect us all.
In this video chapter from FRONTLINE Young and Restless in China, discuss the difficult choices that those in the film make as they pursue their careers.
These young Chinese are Westernized, savvy about today's interconnected world, ambitious – and often torn between their culture and their aspirations. In a country once dominated by Maoism, Williams found that many young adults in China today want to grab new opportunities as fast as they can.
In this video excerpt from Young and Restless in China consider some of the challenges to young people who are working in China today:
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