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Young Chinese Bemoan Rat Race With Tongue-in-Cheek Memes

“Facing a bleak job market exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, China’s young workers are embracing online expressions of ironic “optimism” to stave off creeping disillusionment.”

《在英语世界 怎么说“躺平”》

“It’s as simple as it sounds–“tang ping” translates to“to lie flat” –requiring that you just take a moment to lie down and do nothing. Well, that’s the literal sense of the trend–but it’s just one part.”