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Young Chinese opt out of the rat race and pressures at home to pursue global nomad lifestyle


Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — A growing number of young Chinese are moving overseas to escape their homeland’s ultra-competitive work culture, limited opportunities and family pressures. Southeast Asia has become a popular destination given its proximity, relatively inexpensive cost of living and tropical scenery. There is no exact data on the number of young Chinese moving overseas since the country lifted pandemic restrictions and reopened its borders. But on the popular Chinese social media platform Xiaohongshu, hundreds of people have discussed relocating to Thailand. Many get visas to study Thai. Others head to the tropical resort island of Bali or other scenic locations.

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