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Gen Z means busi­ness

Gen­er­a­tion Z (Gen Z) has al­ways been la­beled as spoilt. But that may be far from the truth. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port by Qian­jiang Evening News Thurs­day, a young girl sur­named Liu, born in 1998 and now study­ing at a uni­ver­sity in Hangzhou, has suc­cess­fully started her own busi­ness. Liu has been writ­ing jour­nals and dec­o­rat­ing them with col­or­ful stick­ers and ex­quis­ite draw­ings for years. By post­ing her jour­nal­ing cre­ativ­ity on China’s Weibo ev­ery day, Liu has won tens of thou­sands of fans, turn­ing her hobby into a ca­reer. Now, she earns 80,000 yuan ($11,541) a month. She has joined hands with a big cul­tural firm and set up her own com­pany with eight part-time em­ploy­ees. Born in 1995 or later, Gen Z-ers like Liu are more fa­mil­iar with the in­ter­net. They are cre­ative and more open-minded. Quite a few of them are also in­ter­ested in busi­ness star­tups, and sev­eral of them have al­ready been suc­cess­ful, break­ing the stereo­type and con­tribut­ing to the coun­try’s econ­omy.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Peter C. Espina/GT

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