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The Post-90s generation (Chinese: 九零後) is a generation in China, especially in urban areas, generally considered to be born between 1990 and 2000 though sometimes considered to start with the 1989-1990 graduating class as those born in fall 1989 graduated with 1990 borns. [1] They are the second generation of Chinese people to grow up as only children and in the post-Tiananmen era and the first generation to be born after the protests.[2] They are also China's last 20th century born cohort.

They are alleged to have traits that are similar to the Post-80s generation, such as the Little Emperor Syndrome and a knack for information technology and capitalism, but in a much more highly developed way. On the other hand, the post-90s generation is also characterized as being more realistic than the post 80s.[3]

Post-90s is also alleged to have less of a sense of hierarchy in the workplace and more of a sense of individuality compared to older generations. [4]

Post-90s have distinct cultural characteristics and are stereotyped as "lazy, promiscuous, confused, selfish, brain damaged and overall hopeless".[5]

Unlike the post-80s who witnessed a glimpse of pre-affluent China in the late 1980s and 1990s, all but the oldest Post-90s have only known a booming urban China for most or all of their memory.[5]

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