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Meet the despondent Chinese millennials binging on ‘mental opium’

"Sang" culture, which revels in often-ironic defeatism, is viewed as a reaction to the cut-throat competition for good jobs in a slowing economy, and, by China's authorities, as unpatriotic. Having developed online, it now even has its own brands, such as the best-selling "sitting-around-and-waiting-to-die" tea

September 5, 2017 12:16 PM (UTC+8)
Customers take pictures of cups of tea named in the fashion of the Sang subculture at the Sung Tea shop in Beijing, August 24, 2017. The tea creations are named "You are the Fattest" and "You don't have nothing, you have a disease".  Photo: Reuters / Thomas Peter
Customers take pictures of cups of tea named in the fashion of the Sang subculture at the Sung Tea shop in Beijing, August 24, 2017. The tea creations are named "You are the Fattest" and "You don't have nothing, you have a disease". Photo: Reuters / Thomas Peter
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