Positive energy: the darker side of China’s social media catchphrase

//Positive energy: the darker side of China’s social media catchphrase

Positive energy: the darker side of China’s social media catchphrase

The fates of the two Chinese children could not have been more different.Zhong Yusheng, 13, and Miu Kexin, 10, were both reprimanded by educational authorities for not exuding “positive energy”, but while Zhong got away with a rap on the knuckles, Miu ended up losing her life.This, in a country where the buzz surrounding the phrase has grown to the point where “positive energy” has come to be seen almost as a public duty.When it first took off on Chinese social media a few years ago, saying…

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