At Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu looks at the factors that play into the difficult decisions that...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 13, 2013
With China’s multitude of college graduates poised to keep growing and their post-graduation...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 4, 2013
Amid bleak job prospects for many of China’s fresh college graduates, The Economist reports that even an education abroad is no longer the golden ticket it once was: […] Several studies show that sea turtles on average...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 26, 2013
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...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 25, 2013
China now produces eight million new college graduates each year, four times as many as ten years ago. The job market, however, has not adjusted accordingly. While the graduate glut sharpens competition for white collar jobs...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 9, 2010
Over the weekend, The New York Times website held an online forum over the topic of employment in China. Participants included: * C. Cindy Fan, associate dean of social sciences, U.C.L.A.; Yasheng Huang, professor of political...
by Liu Yong | Dec 22, 2009
From Christian Science Monitor: Back when Deng Kun was in college, studying biomedical engineering, he imagined himself working for a company like GE by now, helping to design state-of-the-art medical equipment. Instead, he...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 27, 2009
The New York Times tells the story of a young college graduate from a poor rural area whose academic career and hopes for a promising future were erased when his personal file disappeared from the record: Everyone in China who...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 25, 2009
The Telegraph reports on the tragic impact of the economic slowdown and high unemployment rates on China’s graduates: For Miss Liu, the daughter of poor farmers, a degree was to be her passport out of a life of poverty, a...
by Liu Yong | Jul 21, 2009
From Reuters: Some Chinese universities have inflated graduate employment figures by issuing bogus work contracts as millions struggle to find work amid the downturn, an official newspaper said on Tuesday. The financial crisis...
by Liu Yong | May 19, 2009
From Bloomberg: Sun Yizhen considered her university degree in international trade the ticket to a prestigious career with a state-owned enterprise like Bank of China Ltd. in Beijing. Instead, she found herself huddled against a...
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