China’s one-child generation not so selfish after all

Every generation tends to despair at the next one’s perceived shortcomings, and Chinese society is no different. The ‘Little Emperor’ generation — those born during China’s strict one-child policy, have been judged by many weary elders as spoilt due to the overwhelming attention bestowed on them by doting families. But new research suggests that — in the workplace at least — the one-child generation is just as cooperative as preceding generations of Chinese workers.