private sector

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 Women and Work: The Sky's the Limit

The Economist assesses the lives of career-driven women in China, where state-owned companies offer shorter hours and more time to raise children but less room for advancement than the private sector: Women make up 49% of...

What Sata’s Win in Zambia Means for China

The implications of Zambia’s election of Michael Sata, a fierce critic of Chinese involvement in the country, continue to attract analysis. At The Atlantic, Howard French examines the widespread interpretation of the...

Chinese Party Cells Spread – Mure Dickie

From Financial Times: Almost 3m members of China’s ruling Communist party work for private companies, after a four-year drive to tighten ties with the fast-growing sector. The push by the world’s largest political organisation has resulted in 80 per cent more party organisations in non-state enterprises, state media said on Tuesday. In 2002 there were […]

China economy larger than previously stated- Richard McGregor

From the Financial Times: China is poised to announce its economy is significantly larger than the government’s official measure following a national economic census which found a large underestimation of the country’s thriving and largely private services sector. The revision is also expected to show the economy is less reliant on investment and more driven […]

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