Alec Ash: Wish Lanterns

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There are over 320 million people in their teens and twenties living in China. Born after Mao, and natives of a nation on the rise, they are destined to have an unprecedented influence on global affairs. These millennials, offspring of the one child policy, face fierce competition and pressure to succeed. Dislocated from their country's tumultuous past, they are caught between tradition and modernity. Their struggles are also the same as those of young people all over the world: moving out of home, starting a career, falling in love. Writer and journalist Alec Ash is in Hong Kong to talk about his literary non-fiction book Wish Lanterns and give insight to the conflicts and challenges, dreams and wishes of China’s-and the world’s-future. Ash is joined by Ilaria Maria Sala.