Most young Chinese believe in brighter future for country: survey

By Minh Nga   April 12, 2024 | 05:01 pm PT
Most young Chinese believe in brighter future for country: survey
Young Chinese people go shopping in Shanghai in 2020. Photo by Reuters
About 85% of Chinese youth believe their nation's future will be brighter, according to a report by Japan's Nippon Foundation, the highest percentage among the six surveyed countries.

The survey was conducted online from February to March this year, with 1,000 respondents aged 17-19 randomly selected each from China, India, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and the U.K.

When asked, "How do you feel about your country's future?" the percentage of respondents who answered "it will get better" was 85% for China, roughly 80% for India, about 40% for South Korea, around 25% for both the U.S. and the U.K., and just 15.3% for Japan, according to the non-profit foundation.

Only 3.3% of Chinese youth said it would "get worse," the lowest among the surveyed countries. Respectively, 7.3% of respondents said that about India, 34.2% for the U.S., 40.4% of the U.K. and, 29.6% in Japan and 31.5% in Japan.

China is the second largest economy in the world after the U.S., as of April 10, 2024, according to data from the International Monetary Fund.

Its GDP currently stays at US$18.56 trillion and GDP per capita at $13,155.

China has witnessed a notable upsurge in its economic progress, moving from the fourth rank in 1960.

The Chinese economy predominantly hinges upon manufacturing, exports, and investment. It possesses an extensive workforce, robust governmental backing, infrastructural advancements, and an expanding consumer market, according to Forbes.

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