China's Young College Grads Toil in 'Ant Tribes'

January 8th, 2011
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China Daily:  The dreams of many young educated Chinese are running up against the realities of China's rapid economic ascent. Rising living costs and low salaries—the result of a surfeit of university graduates—are dashing high expectations.

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"I didn't want to be stuck in a small town forever, you know, like the frog in the well," says Liu, who comes from a coal city in the often frozen far north. "I dreamed of achieving success on my own terms in the big city."

One day he may. For now, Liu has joined the "ant tribe"—the millions of young Chinese so known for crowding together in slums in China's largest cities.  Read more at China Daily.....

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