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Young Chinese workers aren't like their elders

Employers challenged to meet demands for more responsibility -- and more fun

Chinese millennials are willing to spend long hours in the office, but like to mix work with fun.   © Reuters

Lunar New Year celebrations have become a big part of Chinese corporate culture over the past decade. But the celebrations this year at New York-listed tutorial center operator New Oriental Education & Technology Group were a little different.

A video clip of the festivities leaked to Chinese social media showed six millennial staff pointedly questioning the company's culture with the lyrics of a song they performed on stage for thousands of colleagues, including top management.

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