China's Comfort Class-Gilded Age, Gilded Cage, May 2008 National Geographic Magazine

China's emerging middle class is mushrooming as the economy grows stronger. The world's first one-child generation is known as the Comfort Class in a culture that stresses important of lifestyle and and a show of wealth. Surveys show that stresses of the social and economic change place value of money over love.

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Created 1 May 2009 | Last updated 16 Dec 2011

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