The Street of Eternal Happiness

31 year-old Chen Kai, photographed at the sandwich shop "2nd Floor" on The Street of Eternal Happiness. Chen established the shop with a friend after quitting a job as assembly line manager at a state-owned factory that made accordions. Chen belongs to China's 'sandwich generation,' who carry the burden of caring for their children as well as their parents. The pressure often gets in the way of their dreams.
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