After lying flat, a new trend among China's youth is to “let it rot (bai lan)” which worries CCP
Added: 5 months ago
Recently, the term "bai lan " or “let it rot” has become popular among young people in China. Prior to this trend, it was “tang ping” or “lying flat.”
On the Chinese social media platform Weibo, topics related to "bai lan" have generated hundreds of millions of reads and discussions since March 2022.
Frustrated by the growing uncertainty and lack of economic opportunities, young Chinese are resorting to this new buzzword, bai lan, to express their attitude toward life.
It means voluntarily giving up the pursuit of life goals because they realize that they are simply unattainable. "Someone has to be a loser. Why not me?" It has become the iconic slogan of the "waste" group. Similar Chinese expressions include "to smash a cracked pot"or "dead pigs are not afraid of boiling water."
Have questions? Do you have something to share with us about China? We want to hear from you!
Email: [email protected]
Your support allows us to produce more high-quality videos.
Consider donating at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ChinaInsights
Copyright @ China Insights 2021. Any illegal reproduction of this content in any form will result in immediate action against the person(s) concerned.
#bailan #letitrot #lyingflat