Millennials in China have set off a nascent counter-culture movement that involves lying down and doing as little as possible.The Chinese government is grappling with a novel protest from its citizens, especially youngsters.
A generation ago, the road to success in China was hard work. But this new movement seeks to break the established norm, defying the country's long-held prosperity narrative by refusing to participate in it.
China's internet regulator further ordered online platforms to "strictly restrict". China has a strict 996 culture, which means working from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week. There were protests in 2019 against the practice which sparked debate among leading Chinese businesses.