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China is not going to produce its own Greta Thunberg

Politics and priorities constrain climate change activism among Chinese youth

| China

On a Friday afternoon in September, I watched a climate strike in London as a part of the global protest by school students calling for action on climate change. The participants, mostly teenagers, held pictures of Greta Thunberg, the event's inspiration, as well as placards with slogans such as "Change the politics, not the climate" and "Make the earth cool again."

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