This study is aim to study how the rapidly developing society influences young people in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, to discover what causes them most stress and how they deal with it.

Major findings:

The rapid development of the four cities has certain effects on the psychological state, behaviour and values of young people. This has caused some similar response amoung Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong youth. Nonetheless, since the speed of development in the four cities is quite different, the uniqueness of each city has also been reflected in the local young people’s choices.