Lying flat 平躺

Tǎng Píng is a social protest movement in China by mostly millennial  who reject societal pressures for hard work. The idea behind “tang ping” – not overworking, being content with more attainable achievements and allowing time to unwind.

The Tang ping movement began in April 2021 with a post by Luo Huazhong on the internet forumBaidu Tieba, in which he discussed his reasons for living a low-key, minimalist lifestyle. In 2016, 26-year-old Luo quit his factory job because it made him feel empty. He then cycled 2,100 km (1,300 mi) from Sichuan to Tibet, and now back in his home in small-town Jiande in eastern Zhejiang Province, spends his time reading philosophy, and gets by doing a few odd jobs and taking US$60 a month from his savings. He only eats two meals a day.