According to census figures released this week, China’s population is more educated than ever. More than 15% of the recorded population had completed tertiary education, a 9% jump from just a decade earlier. But for...
by Grace | Jun 5, 2015
As a result of President Xi Jinping’s ongoing anti-corruption campaign, there has been a...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 9, 2014
While local civil servants don’t take home much in the way of an official salary, they...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 1, 2013
At The New York Times, NPR’s Louisa Lim examines China’s popular ‘bureaucracy lit’, focusing on former official Wang Xiaofang’s Civil Servant’s Notebook. The genre has recently attracted increased...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 18, 2011
Xinhua reports the executions for corruption of the former vice mayors of Hangzhou and Suzhou: Xu Maiyong, a former vice mayor of the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of...
by Liu Yong | Jul 31, 2009
From AFP: A group of Chinese primary school students who were tasked with supervising a civil service test proved their worth by catching 25 exam cheats, state media said Thursday. The 18 students in northwest China’s...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 18, 2009
A thousand applicants have been caught cheating on China’s competitive civil service exam, some by wearing wireless transmitters through which they received the correct answers, according to China Daily: More than 300 exam...
by Michael Zhao | Oct 10, 2007
An interesting commentary on an interesting directive from the Shanghai government that requires civil servants to read a lot. Translated from China Youth Daily by CDT: “In order to expand the knowledge base in an all-around way and to promote life-long learning,” the Shanghai municipal government issued a trial directive, about building a study-style (Â≠¶‰π†Âûã) […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 13, 2006
From AP: China ordered civil servants to do without cars, elevators and air conditioning Tuesday as part of an energy-saving awareness campaign. The government targeted its employees with the one-day ban so that they could serve as an example to others, the official China Daily newspaper said, and because they use so much energy: the […]
by Michael Zhao | May 30, 2006
From Reuters via the New York Times (link): China, trying to rein in official corruption which has blossomed alongside 30 years of economic reforms, is to examine civil servants on their morality as well as work performance, Xinhua news agency said. Morality would become a “key criterion” when making decisions on promotions, pay rises and […]
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