civil service

Young Chinese Desperate to Be Civil Servants

A desperate civil service applicant in Nanjing, Mr. Wang, forged many CVs to make his own application stand out, stirring up yet another round of retrospection over China’s coveted civil service recruitment. From...

Chinese College Graduates Play It Safe and Lose Out

At The Wall Street Journal, Bob Davis describes how prestige and security are driving fresh graduates towards jobs in government or state-owned enterprises, rather than private companies or entrepreneurship: Over the past...

Women Protest Gynaecology Checks for Civil Servants

This week in Wuhan, a handful of female college students protested against invasive gynecological tests required for civil service jobs. From Jonathan Kaiman at The Guardian: A picture of the protest on Monday, which appeared in...

New York Times Wen Exposé Makes Waves

David Barboza’s investigation of the wealth built by Wen Jiabao’s extended family has dominated China news since its publication by The New York Times early on Friday. While the basic fact that wealth and power go...

How Mencius Undermines Tyrants

At The Useless Tree, Sam Crane describes a Mencian alternative to conventional authoritarian stability management. He takes as his starting point an op-ed in The New York Times, “How Tyrants Endure”, by the authors...

Financial Crisis Spurs Interest in Civil Service Jobs

From China Daily: Civil service jobs have gradually become popular again with growing numbers of graduates nominating them as their “ideal jobs”. Amid the current global financial crisis’ implications for the...

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