Young Lives in China

Event Recap

On January 30 and January 31, 2018, British author and journalist Alec Ash who lives in Beijing since 2008, joined us for a series of events in Basel and Zurich where he read passages from his book "Wish Lanterns - Young Lives in New China" and talked about his personal observations and experiences with Chinese millennials and their roles, dreams, and aspirations. He touches upon topics such as generation gaps, modern technology and the internet, relationships, and the Chinese education system.

Listen to the audio on our YouTube channel to learn more about the pressure young Chinese encounter whilst studying for the college entrance exam called Gaokao and what methods their parents seek to help them find a life partner:

Echo der Zeit interviewed Alec Ash on Chinese millennials on January 31, 2018. You can listen to it here.