An interesting perspective on China highlighting progress and negative societal change over the past three decades. Young Chinese are categorised as being born after 1978. Xiaosi (born in 1986) used a computer for the first time at age 14 and had her first cup of coffee at age 15. Gong has gone on to found a number of businesses and currently heads up Wafa Games. Her personal insights of connections behaviours give an interesting analysis on princelings which dispells the idea of them as a new aristocracy as they move away from power to business.
- Political elites adopted western behaviours much earlier than their ordinary peers. But was aspirational for teenagers
- Their parents who would make up the first generation of entrepreneurs redefined social class outside the very political elite. They learned that everything comes at a cost.
- Third generation princelings chose to become business people, they have become less powerful by moving away from politics. Xiaosi talks about princelings that she is personally connected with