In contrast, despite their relative youth, Gen TGYH is already a generation; they are defined by the current demographic context to which they were born, and a future economy into which they will grow.
Gen TGYH are the sons and daughters of the post the 1970s generations--Generations X and Y--who themselves have renegotiated the life course (McKay 1997).
Interestingly, Gen TGYH is being born to both Generation X and Generation Y women who have typically delayed motherhood by compressing their critical childbearing years into a shorter period of time (ABS 2011).
This is important to consider in the context of Gen TGYH because the household, family and care arrangements that this generation are raised in will shape them indelibly as well as their attitudes towards these arrangements, just as it has their parents.
As Gen TGYH reaches adulthood, they will find themselves with many opportunities resulting from an ageing demographic and a large Baby Boom cohort leaving the labour market.
Population ageing presents Gen TGYH with the opportunity to become highly educated and wealthy as well as resourceful and innovative.
By the early 2000s, TGYH had become a well-adopted strategy of China's foreign policies as more officials and scholars use this term to describe China's national policy towards the outside world.
However, the exact meaning of TGYH is heatedly debated in China and the West.
To summarise, since its conception, the actual meaning of TGYH has undergone some changes, although all Chinese leaders, to varying degrees, have categorised it as being China's guiding principle in its foreign behaviours.
There are still heated debates about the TGYH strategy within the Chinese foreign policy establishment.
Although opponents of TGYH list many faults about the TGYH, there are, in general, four main reasons why they think TGYH should be abandoned or at least modified significantly.
In sum, opponents of TGYH believe that China's national power has already reached a point where it needs to be more proactive regardless of its intentions.