Degree holders turn their backs on mega cities for better lifestyle choices
The population of college graduates is projected to reach a record high this year, turning an
already tough job market into a pressure cooker and intensifying the scramble for talent nationwide.
To many new graduates, mega cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, Guangdong province, are less attractive beca
use of their high cost of living and greater peer pressure in the job market. And so the graduates are looking elsewhere.
The trend is changing the employment landscape in China, but it’s good news for sec
ond- and third-tier cities. The mega cities’ loss could be their gain in the brain drain game.
ary as chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a position he kept for three years before being replaced by Yi Huiman.
The central commission said in the statement that Liu is cooperating with the probe.
hina’s housing regulator has warned four Chinese cities over price rises in the past three months, the Economic Observer reported.
Local governments of Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning were urged by the Ministr
y of Housing and Urban-Rural Development to stabilize land and housing prices as well as market expectations.
This came a month after six other cities were also warned over similar reasons on April 19.
World-renowned architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I.M. Pei,
has died at the age of 102 at his home in Manhattan, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Praised as “one of the most revered architects in the world” by The New York Times, Pei has le
ft the world many of its most well-known architectural designs, among many other intangible heritages.
Pei’s modern designs and high-profile projects led him to be considered one of the most high-prof
ile architects of the 20th century, with the renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum perhaps the most famo
us project he embarked on. He was also involved in the building of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
What Pei valued most in architecture, as he put it, was that it must “stand th
e test of time”. He also valued simplicity: “The simpler the solution, the more powerful it is,” he once said.
discussion among Chinese women－and not just at the office. Such discussions can be heard
everywhere, from high school classrooms to fitness studios, beauty salons and department stores.
But the issue is not just cause for concern in China. Obsessing over body shape has also emerged in Western countries over the past decade.
The term “fat talk” was coined by United States anthropologist Mimi Nic
hter and her team of researchers in 1994 after they observed the way girls in middle school
spoke about their body shapes－unexpectedly revealing that they invariably focused on the negatives.
Since then, numerous studies have detailed how pervasive “fat talk” has become among women of all ages.
A study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly in 2011 found that an “overwhelm
ing majority of women”－93 percent－admitted to discussing the issue, with one-third of them doing so frequently.
powerhouse in the future, even though Chinese filmmakers have to hone their skills and g
ive life to attractive and meaningful stories on screen in order to compete with the world’s best.
Filmmakers should focus more on publicity
Li Guomin, adviser to China Film Association and Changchun Film Group Corporation
That China has produced some excellent films, including the Red Sorghum, Farewell My Concubine and The Wan
dering Earth, while allowing foreign films to be screened in the country demonstrates both its cultural inclu
siveness and independence, without which the Chinese movie market could not have become so vibrant.
In some sense, China has made more marked achievements in reforming and developi
ng its film industry than most other countries, including India that is known for its Bollywo
It was reported that the fire could be caused by lightening strike.
Moscow’s transport prosecution office is investigating into the incident and it will check i
f there were violations of the flight safety legislation, according to Sputnik news agency.
Sarah Daley, a student at the University of Virginia, has deep connectio
ns with China. She spent the summer of 2018 teach
ing English in Hebei province and has a younger sister who was adopted from China in 2009. Both experiences left
her with positive impressions of Chinese people and long-lasting friendships.
Those connections led to Daley being honored by the Chinese embassy
in the United States during an award ceremony in Washington on Saturday, after she sha
red her stories with the world through an event hosted by the embassy and China Daily.
rimination bent of the law which, in my view, will lead to a significan
t inward flow of foreign capital in key services and advanced manufacturing sectors,” he said.
Overholt said “the list of issues that President Xi has addr
essed are the issues that the business community is concerned about”.
“It is excellent that President Xi recognized some problems,” especially those associated with its Belt and Road Ini
tiative, such as transparency and corruption, said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council.
Experts also were interested in how the reform policies and laws would be implemented, something Xi addressed in his speech.
“People are very positive about the direction, but they need t
o know the details” of how the promises would be delivered, Overholt said.
Congress has already taken steps to lay the groundwork” for implementing the new Fo
reign Investment Law, said Gupta, who brought up the possibility of China establishing “an ombudsperson’s desk” in
related government agencies to address foreign businesses’ legal concerns.
Gupta said China’s Foreign Investment Law could be a model for others looking to liberalize their foreign investment regi
mes, as China’s BRI is already delivering capital and know-how to other developing countries.
Overholt said that China’s past opening-up has been “extremely positive” gl
obally, and the BRI is a “very positive” vision that is good for China and the world.
“The key will be the implementation,” he said. “If the implementation is improved, it would be good for everyone.”
Firms from China and the UK are ideal partners in many countries along t
he Belt and Road Initiative, a China-Britain Business Council official said in Beijing.
“The UK has taken a very positive view on seizing these opportunit
ies for UK businesses, particularly our banks, our large consultancy firms and our infr
astructure companies,” said Jeff Astle, managing director of China operations at the council.
British expertise in areas of financial services, banking, legal services, consulting services around engineering pro
vides a broad range of opportunities for UK firms to collaborate with Chinese firms in other countries, Astle said.
“We benefit from many English legal jurisdictions in many
of these countries, the English language and our businesses have long history and experiences in these coun
tries. That means we are a great ideal partner for Chinese firms in many of these Belt and Road counties,” said Astle.
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