November 13, 2023

China’s Plans for Its Unemployed Youth: Send Them Away

by The Journal

An economic downturn in China has resulted in historically high youth unemployment. At the same time, China’s leader Xi Jinping thinks the countryside is in need of rejuvenation. WSJ’s Brian Spegele explains how the Chinese leader is trying to tackle both issues in one fell swoop.

Further Reading:

-China Has an Idea for Its Legions of Unemployed Youth: Send Them Away 

-How Bad is China’s Economy? Millions of Young People Are Unemployed and Disillusioned 

Further Listening:

-Why Millions of Chinese Young People Are Unemployed 

-China’s Property Market Crisis 

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