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10.12.2018 - China takes steps to support jobs as trade war starts to hit employment

“Employment is facing new challenges this year, particularly since the start of the trade conflict,” Zhang Yizhen, vice-minister of human resources and social security, said at a press conference on Wednesday. “These [firms] operating mainly in import and export trade, particularly those exposed to and concentrating on US trade, are facing greater pressure [on employment].”

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03.12.2018 - China's Growth Is Slowing But The War On Talent Is Not

China is experiencing its slowest growth since 2009, but that doesn’t mean it’s getting any easier for multinationals to hire and retain Chinese employees in top cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.“I thought the slowdown and gloomier prospects, caused by the trade war, would dramatically cut down on job hopping – but it hasn’t,” says one Western executive in Shanghai.

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26.11.2018 - How cheap labour drives China's AI ambitions

In China, long the world’s factory floor, a new generation of low-wage workers is assembling the foundations of the future. Startups in smaller, cheaper cities have sprung up to apply labels to China’s huge trove of images and surveillance footage. If China is the Saudi Arabia of data, as one expert says, these businesses are the refineries, turning raw data into the fuel that can power China’s AI ambitions. 

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19.11.2018 - How Colleges Are Helping International Students Land Jobs After Graduation

Many international students who want to be part of the American work force are anxious about what lies after graduation. And the Trump administration’s policies, which make it tougher for them to obtain visas, exacerbate that anxiety. Still, public colleges and universities rely on tuition from international students. So what role should colleges play in meeting their demands after graduation? Two public institutions have leaned on their career centers to support international students.

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12.11.2018 - China: Ökonom prophezeit 100 Millionen neue Jobs durch KI

Derzeit liefern sich die USA, China und Europa ein Wettrennen um die Entwicklung der leistungsstärksten künstlichen Intelligenz (KI). Der Chefökonom der Unternehmensberatung Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC) in Großbritannien, John Hawksworth, hat in einer Reihe von Untersuchungen die Auswirkungen von Automatisierung und KI-Anwendungen in China berechnet. Das Ergebnis: Dank der Automatisierung könnte Chinas Wirtschaftswachstum in den kommenden zwei Jahrzehnten um 20 Prozent zulegen, die USA dagegen nur um 15 Prozent.

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05.11.2018 - Chinese university students suffer job search anxiety as economy softens

Anxiety is gripping university students set to graduate next year, as 8.6 million new degree holders are set to encounter a softer job market, particularly among the real estate sector as property developers downsize their campus recruitment plans.

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29.10.2018 - Graduates set for job market

A group of graduates in Hospitality and Tourism of the Motheo TVET College in Bloemfontein is off to China to get hands-on experience to prepare them for the job market.

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22.10.2018 - The Top Six Warning Signs of Impending China Employee Problems

We have done a ton of China employer audits this year and from those our China employment lawyers have compiled the following list of the top six “warning signs” of impending employment Problems.

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15.10.2018 - Corporate elites are overlooking deglobalisation

All of us, no matter how wise, have our cognitive biases. Indeed, there’s research to show that elites are less likely to part with their biases than the ordinary person. This is probably because they believe themselves to be better educated and informed than the masses, which may well be true.

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08.10.2018 - China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley

A year ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood before the 19th Communist Party Congress and laid out his ambitious plan for China to become a world leader by 2025 in advanced technologies such as robotics, biotechnology and artificial intelligence.

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01.10.2018 - 1st China-Europe Talent Forum opens to boost exchange, cooperation

The first China-Europe Talent Forum is held in Zurich, Switzerland, on Sept. 25, 2018. The first China-Europe Talent Forum was jointly hosted in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday by the Chinese embassy in Switzerland and the Swiss Adecco Group. TO GO WITH 1st China-Europe Talent Forum opens to boost exchange, cooperation. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

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24.09.2018 - China Initiative ‘Brings Job Opportunities

For countries like Fiji, which often find it hard to finance big ticket in­frastructure projects, there’s an op­portunity to sign up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to secure financial assistance – cheap loans or economic aid from Beijing. A China-based political analyst says these projects usually create jobs and bring long-term economic and social ben­efits for Fiji and other countries.

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03.09.2018 - In China, a shifting labour market opens new doors for a mobile work force

In late March, Zack Zhang did something that would be simple in most countries, but inconceivable just a few years ago in China, where local governments have maintained tight controls on the population even as the country has leaped toward modernity in other ways.

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27.08.2018 - AI automation to shake up labor market by 2030

China's labor market must be well-prepared to adapt to challenges brought by the rapid development of artificial intelligence, which is expected to replace 40 million to 50 million full-time jobs in the country within the next 15 years, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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20.08.2018 - Better job prospects in China bring more overseas students home

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The number of Chinese students returning from abroad has grown by leaps and bounds due to better job prospects at home and tightening work and migration policies overseas, according to a new report.

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13.08.2018 - LinkedIn survey finds young Chinese workers stay in first job for just seven months

Chinese workers aged under 23 stay in their first job for just seven months, according to a new study.

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06.08.2018 - Booming jobs market leaves fewer applicants than ever for vacant roles

New data from job search engine Adzuna found that for each empty position advertised in July, there were an average of 0.38 people applying for it.

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16.07.2018 - Brexit to create 3,500 finance jobs in Paris: industry group

Britain's moves towards exiting the European Union are already expected to create some 3,500 finance and banking jobs in Paris as leading players in the sector move their operations out of London, an industry group said Wednesday.

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09.07.2018 - The most sought-after roles for Hong Kong bankers

A new report by HSBC called; human advantage: the power of people, analysed the challenges and opportunities facing the banking industry to predict six roles of the future. The report revealed six new jobs that could exist in the not too distant future as the digital revolution evolves the role of people in the workforce.

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03.07.2018 - Barclays to move UK jobs to Frankfurt ahead of Brexit

Previously, the bank, which employs 48,700 people in the UK, said it would be expanding its operations in Dublin by 150-200 jobs, making Ireland its base for continuing to trade within the EU.

15.06.2018 - Germany Has Thrived With Engineering. But the Future Is Digital

Almost 10 percent of the country’s jobs could disappear as automation and other technologies take hold. Now it’s racing to catch up.

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09.05.2018 - China – Number of jobseekers on the rise, but job vacancies fall during first quarter of 2018

After the Chinese New Year holiday in February, the number of job seekers jumped in this busiest season for job hopping in China, meanwhile, job openings declined over the previous quarter, according to...

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02.05.2018 - Fostering New Fintech Talent

It may be the era of disruptive technologies, but few industry sectors have experienced an impact as far-reaching as that of fintech on the finance sector. A growing number of leading fintech companies are based in Hong Kong, and the city has positioned itself as Asia’s premier fintech hub for start-ups, accelerators, incubators and investors.

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25.04.2018 - Want to land a job in China? Send your application using an iPhone

Zhaopin, one of China’s largest online career websites, is working on using artificial intelligence and big data to increase the efficiency of talent assessment and to better match job seekers and employers.

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18.04.2018 - Hong Kong HR talent search targets B.C.

Asian markets faced with aging populations and low birth rates – and thereby a shrinking labour force – are now looking at overseas communities like Vancouver as a potential resource.

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China Vs. Hong Kong: Why China Is The Go-To Place For MBA Students

Hong Kong is often seen as a gateway to China, for international MBA students and companies alike. But Hong Kong and China have entirely different ways of conducting business.

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China – Average white-collar salary dips 2.1% in Q1

The average monthly salary for white-collar workers in China fell by 2.1% in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter according to Zhaopin Limited’s 2018 report on China’s labour market supply and demand for white-collar workers.

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Job fair shows high demand for preschool, art and music teachers

Teachers with expertise in preschool education, arts, music and physical education are still in high demand, according to schools at a job fair in Shanghai on Sunday. About 350 schools showed up at the fair, organized by the Shanghai Educational Human Resource Exchange and Service Center.

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14.03.2018 - China creates over 13 million new urban jobs for 4 consecutive years

The latest figures from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS) show that China managed to create jobs more than 13 million urban jobs for four consecutive years, despite downward pressure and industrial restructuring in the Chinese economy.

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07.03.2018 - Future trends and challenges of employee mobility

It’s clear that mobility is one of the most important issues for human resources to grapple with today and beyond. Technology has made it easier than ever for businesses to go global and that includes their employees.

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28.02.2018 - How China Is Winning Back More Graduates From Foreign Universities Than Ever Before

Where it was once inevitable that those who left to study at prestigious foreign universities would remain on distant shores for years, China’s graduates are now answering the call of home more than ever before -- and many are turning down lucrative careers on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley in favor of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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21.02.2018 - New job-seeking visa available in Taiwan

A new work-seeking visa is now available after Taiwan's Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent went into effect on Feb. 8, announced the national Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA)

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14.02.2018 - Why more students are choosing to study in China

China is rapidly becoming a major player in the higher education game if the 2018 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings are anything to go by. A number of government initiatives and funding boosts have helped to secure China as an attractive destination for international students and this momentum doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon.

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07.02.2018 - China enters the battle for AI talent

The country’s ambition to become the global leader in artificial intelligence will require a large, highly skilled workforce.

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31.01.2018 - Chinese Workers Abandon Silicon Valley for Riches Back Home

A few years ago, Wang Yi was living the American dream. He had graduated from Princeton, landed a job at Google and bought a spacious condo in Silicon Valley.

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24.01.2018 - China offers 10-year visas to 'high end talent'

China is issuing long-term visas to lure highly skilled people from abroad to work in the country. The multi-entry visas will be valid for between five and 10 years, according to state media. Technology leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists from in-demand sectors are among those eligible to apply. China has set out goals for its economic and social development, and sees recruiting experts from abroad as key to achieving that. When plans for the scheme were first considered, China said at least 50,000 foreigners would benefit.

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17.01.2018 - Some Foreigners Can Now Get Work Permits Within Just a Few Days

Good news for some foreigners: China is now allowing 'top overseas talent' to stay in the country for a few months without having to apply for a work permit. And they'll be put on a fast-track visa application process once they decide to stay.

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10.01.2018 - China is building a $2 billion office park in Beijing just for AI

Last year, China said it plans to be a world leader in AI by 2030. Now its capital is building a massive campus to house the AI firms that will power that rise, according to local media outlet Beijing News (link in Chinese).

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03.01.2018 - Coworking Space Regulation Coming to China Following Beijing Reform

Coworking and incubator spaces have expanded quickly throughout major cities as China’s entrepreneurial drive accelerates. The government had been slow to regulate coworking spaces; the use of such addresses for business registration, for example, has floundered in ambiguous territory.

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27.12.2017 - China Visas Explained

Foreign nationals visiting China generally need to acquire a visa before entering the country, except for special circumstances allowing for visa-free entry. China issues several different types of visa for various purposes.

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20.12.2017 - China to have half a million international students in 2020

China is expected to have at least 500,000 foreign students studying in the country by 2020, according to a recent report.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) said in its latest research paper, entitled 'Academic Mobility: the 21st Century Silk Road', that the number of international students in China may have already broken through the 400,000 barrier last year, with a further 100,000 more expected to arrive over the next four years based on the previous trend between 2011 and 2015, Global Times reports.

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13.12.2017 - Five 2nd-tier cities attracting digital economy talents

Five second-tier cities - Chengdu, Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan and Xi'an - are representative on the Chinese mainland in terms of their rapidly growing number of talents in the digital economy, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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06.12.2017 - China’s computer science education wins more recognition worldwide

Thiago De Sousa Silveira, a Tsinghua University student from Brazil, has been busy interviewing for IT jobs recently. He started reading for a master's in advanced computing at Tsinghua in August 2016, and after he graduates in 2018, he plans to find a job in China.

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29.11.2017 - LinkedIn's China rival Maimai just raised $75 million

Maimai, LinkedIn’s biggest China rival, just raised $75 million in its latest Series C round and has plans to go IPO in 2019. The round is led by DCM Ventures, an investor in popular social networking apps including Kuaishou, Tantan, Musical.ly, and Renren. IDG Capital and Morningside Venture Capital also participated in the round, and Chinese recruiting giant Zhilian Recruitment joined as a strategic investor.

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22.11.2017 - Building an academic bridge

Peking University's HSBC Business School to open campus in UK next year to give globalization a boost

China's Peking University will open a campus next year not far from the English city of Oxford, home to the UK's first university, to provide education and to serve as a bridge between China and the world.

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08.11.2017 - IE MBA Combines Passions For Entrepreneurship And Female Empowerment In China

Dora Ke worked in consulting before becoming a project manager at a business school in China. Bogged down in roles that weren’t akin to her entrepreneurial desires, and passionate about women in business, she decided she needed a change.

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01.11.2017 - Foreign Degree Holders Earn More, Inclusive Growth to Boost Employment, Income – China Market Watch

Chinese graduates with foreign degrees coming home to earn more

Young Chinese professionals who have earned a degree abroad earn on average 17.2 percent more than compatriots who hold a degree from a domestic university, according to a survey of 100,000 graduates by Beijing-based recruitment firm BossZhipin.

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11.10.2017 - Thinking about working for a Chinese company? First, find out if it’s a ‘Lenovo’ or a ‘Huawei.’

An in-depth look at the culture of China’s two most powerful brands, and the surprising differences in how they are perceived abroad vs. at home.

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04.10.2017 - Top 10 international talents' favorite regions in China

Shanghai is the most favorite Chinese city for international talents, followed by Beijing, South China's Guangdong province and East China's Jiangsu province, according to a report on regional international talent competitiveness released on Monday.

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29.09.2017 - China's 'Silicon Valley' to better serve foreigners

Administrators of Zhongguancun, known as China's Silicon Valley, will improve services for foreigners in a bid to woo overseas talent. 

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13.09.2017 - When one job is not enough

The Western trend of taking on several jobs at once has arrived in China. China Watch profiles some of the young Chinese professionals who are choosing to pursue multiple careers.

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06.09.2017 - Top 10 cities for startups in China

Beijing tops the most startup friendly city in China, according to latest ranking. The capital city has more companies trading on the country's new over-the-counter market and national platforms for entrepreneurship and innovation than Shanghai, at second spot, and Shenzhen, ranked third, combined.

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31.08.2017 - Smaller cities lure fresh grads with cash incentives, but long-term strategy needed

As this year's 8 million fresh college graduates enter the workforce, China's cities have launched their charm offensive in the annual "war" to lure talents to make contributions to their development. This year the "war" is fiercer than ever with the participation of many second-tier cities. 

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23.08.2017 - China Work Permit Calculator: Find Your Tier

China’s new work permit system for foreigners was rolled out nationwide on April 1 this year. The new system has introduced a three-tier talent grading system for expatriates. Expats are placed in either Tier A, B, or C, depending on the number of points they earned under the point scoring system, or by fulfilling a condition that automatically places them in a given tier.

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16.08.2017 - Hobsons publishes International Student Survey

The International Student Survey is the world’s largest survey of pre-enrolment international students.
The 2017 survey was conducted by Hobsons in January and February 2017 with the participation of 65 universities globally.
Alongside this global report, Hobson has produced a series of regionally-focused reports examining different themes and topics within global international higher education.

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09.08.2017 - UnionPay International issues a report on the spending of Chinese students abroad.

According to the Report on the Spending of Chinese Students’ Abroad (2017) issued by UnionPay International on July 20th, the Chinese students who study abroad spend over 380 billion RMB overseas each year and 80% of it are tuition fees and daily expenses (figures estimated based on the overseas spending of students with UnionPay cards). The overseas study market in China is growing stably now with students become younger and their choices of destinations more diverse.

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02.08.2017 - China Work Permits: Are You an A, B, or C Tier Talent?

China’s new work permit system for foreigners was rolled out nationwide on April 1 this year. Under the new framework, the previous Alien Employment Permit and the Foreign Expert Permit have been combined into a single work permit, issued to any foreigner eligible to take up work in China.

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25.07.2017 - Survey of 100 Chinese International Students: Challenges Faced During Study Abroad

China is the world’s largest source of international students. Over half a million enroll in foreign higher education institutions each year. They face some major challenges. Not only in study itself, but also with friendships, culture and life. They also face challenges in the application process. Nanjing Marketing Group surveyed 100 Chinese graduates that recently studied abroad about the challenges they faced. 

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19.07.2017 - New Work Permit Application System of Foreigners - What is New?

A new work permit application system of foreigners started to be implemented national wide in China as of 1 April 2017 after it has been tested in ten different locations since last October (“New Application System”). This brings substantial changes to the statutory requirements and application procedures of obtaining work permits for foreigners.

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12.07.2017 - China introduces new rules for foreign students

The Chinese government has announced new rules governing the programmes and services that Chinese universities provide for foreign students. Introduced in June, and officially in effect as of 1 July 2017, the new policy is to some extent a wide-ranging formalisation of practices already in place. However, the new rules – jointly issued by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – also reflect an increasing effort on the part of China’s leaders to assert greater political and ideological control over the country’s higher education institutions.

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03.07.2017 - Minimum Wage in China: Minimal Increases in 2017

In China, regional governments are authorized to set their own minimum wages according to local conditions. If adjustments to minimum wages are made, they usually occur in the first half of the year. However, the cities of Shanghai and Shenzhen and the provinces of Shandong, Fujian, and Shaanxi are the only jurisdictions that have done so in 2017.

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26.06.2017 - Beijing Issues the First foreign work permit under new system

The first foreign work permit has been issued to a senior executive of BMW China Services Ltd since China launched the new system in April 2017. The new system allows the application process to become faster and will take 10 days less to apply for a new permit for those holding previous permits. Starting in July, the Beijing Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs will assign its authority to district levels, including Haidian and Chaoyang districts aiming to provide convenience for foreign workers.

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20.06.2017 - China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) increases support for MBA Graduates in Shanghai

The 18 months full time MBA programme at the CEIBS provides the perfect platform for International MBA’s looking to pursue a career in China; 100% of all graduates remained in Asia after studying and over half of all CEIBS graduates secured jobs in Shanghai. The recent launching of the CEIBS Alumni International Chapter Shanghai has increased the support to International MBA graduates starting a new career in the city.

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12.06.2017 - What are the legal rights of Chinese nationals and their families living abroad?

The Chinese Government has updated the rights and interests of those Chinese nationals and their families living abroad and also those returning to China after living abroad. The Government will support and protect those returned citizens financially and will also support their future enterprises financially. Due allowance will also be made by the Government if these nationals apply for study abroad as self-paid students, lecturing or doing business abroad.

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07.06.2017 - New regulations for foreign students studying in China

The Chinese Government has announced that foreign students wanting to undertake higher education programmes must complete compulsory courses which will begin July 1st 2017. Universities and colleges must teach Chinese laws, culture and language and those students studying philosophy and political science are required to take compulsory lessons on Political theory. This new regulation will allow foreign students to fully adapt to Chinese society and will strengthen international communication.

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10.05.2017 - Increase in Job vacancies throughout Germany

According to a recent survey completed by the German Institute for Employment, the number of Job vacancies and also the employment rate throughout Germany has increased to a record high according to the statistics given for the first quarter of 2017. 

A total of 1,064,000 Jobs are available in German Job Market as of 2017 ( an increase of 9,000 jobs from last year); 20% of these jobs do not require any vocational training and only 16% require a finished university education, whilst the rest specify a completion of on the job training.

With an unemployment rate of 5.8% lower than the statistics shown in the past 25 years, the current strong economic situation in Germany is clearly shown. However, a divide between the number of Job vacancies in West and East Germany is provided and is significant: there were 824,000 Vacancies in West Germany in comparison to 240,000 in East Germany throughout this time period in 2017.

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24.01.2017 - China eases restrictions for work visas for fresh graduates

Good news for students and graduates interested in moving to China: two years of professional experience are no longer required to be granted a work visa.  A New Year's surprise for students and graduates who see themselves in China right after completing their studies: the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China (MOHRSS) decreed on January 06 2017 that it has eased the requirements for a work visa.

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