China’s “middle class” has been touted as the country’s best shot at a stable survival. But what does it even mean to be part of it? A People’s Daily reporter goes in to find out and realizes that everything is about debt, debt and more debt. A mortgage takes up half your salary, you have a car you worry you can’t afford to drive and, despite making ten times what you did ten years ago, it never seems enough. Interestingly enough, that sounds a lot like the American middle class. Helpfully translated by people over at China Digital Times.