By Rick King and Chang Wang, contributors

Editor’s Note:  Both Rick King and Chang Wang consider themselves lucky, and the luckiness is generational.  King, a “baby boomer” who was born in California and grew up in Massachusetts, believes overall, his generation is better off than his parents’ and his children’s; Wang, originally from Beijing, belongs to “Generation ’89” in China, even believes his generation is the luckiest in Chinese history since 1842. 

China Insight invites King and Wang to author a conversational style essay to compare the lives and the key characteristics of the “baby boomers” in the U.S. and the “Generation ’89” in China. 

Last month, King and Wang defined who qualified as the boomers and Generation’89-ers and described some of the societal and economic circumstances surrounding their formative years.  The rest of this series will provide details of, compare, and contrast the various factors that affect and influence the well-being of the “luckiest” generations and the generations that came before and after them. 

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