'Tang ping' trend: China youth join calls to get out of gruelling rat race

More youths are joining the rallying cry to get out of China's hyper-competitive rat race. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Living on 200 yuan (S$41) a month, not working for two years and playing a corpse on television when the mood strikes - such is the life described in a forum post that has gone viral recently, and led to youth in China questioning their choices.

"Tang ping" or "lie flat" is the true measure of life, according to the post in April on search engine operator Baidu's forum site Tieba.

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