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Opinion

Why young Chinese have so little interest in democracy

Economic well-being matters a lot more than the right to vote

| China
Girls take pictures at Tiananmen Square: China's youths are practicing their ideas in ways that differ from the values of the ruling party.   © Reuters

Zhou Xin is co-founder of Yicai Global and a former chief Hong Kong correspondent for Shanghai TV.

Chinese youngsters are shying away from marriage. A recent survey revealed that 54.2% of young people neither support nor oppose the sacred institution, while 5% say they view wedlock as being outdated and unsuited to maintaining intimate relations. Young women who said they were ready to tie the knot amounted to only 23%.

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