Commission said that more than 231,000 college students graduated from universities in
Beijing last year, but 37.5 percent of employed graduates chose to work outside the capital.
A female college student surnamed Zhang said that she chose to w
ork in Wuhan, Hubei province, after graduating from Tsinghua University in June, 2018.
“The biggest reason driving me away from Beijing was the living cost,” she said. “Tho
ugh I can earn 8,000 ($1,160) or even 10,000 yuan a month in Beijing, the rent may cost me 3,000 yuan or more ea
ch month, let alone other expenses such as meals, transportation and getting together with friends.”
In contrast, some so-called new first-tier cities like Chengdu, Sichua
n province; Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; and Wuhan have sprung up as new at
tractions to college graduates for their cheaper living costs and preferential policies to newcomers.
shows that college students slated to graduate in 2019 have higher
expectations of working in these cities, than in cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
According to the platform, 44 percent of new graduates this year wish to find their jobs in new fir
st-tier cities, while only about 30 percent hope to work in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Yang Zheng, who graduated with a master’s degree from Fudan University in Shanghai in March, said th
at he received three offers from companies in the city, but finally chose a high-tech enterprise in neighboring Hangzhou.
“I’ve spent about seven years in Shanghai, it’s time to explore a new world,” he said, laughing. “The most importa
nt reason I chose Hangzhou is the city’s potential development in the high-tech industry, which can bring us more opportunities.”
Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.
The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere
nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.
The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b
etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.
Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh
ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at
tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers
Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver f
rom July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People’s Daily reported.
Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent o
f soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel t
hrows away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons
of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.
Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded
after one-time use. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.
About 2,000 young Chinese dancers from 31 provinces across China perfor
med street dances at iconic spots in different cities, including the pagoda on Baota Mou
ntain in Yan’an, in Shaanxi province, and on the banks of Yellow River running through Lanzhou city in Northwest Ch
ina’s Gansu province, from April 25 to May 4, marking the centenary of the May Fourth Movement in China.
Launched by the China Hip-Hop Union Committee, the flash mob event showc
ases young Chinese dancers, who performed a variety of street dance styles, including popping, breaking and hip-hop.
In 2013, the China Hip-Hop Union Committee was founded by the Chinese Danc
ers Association and more than 30 subcommittees were launched nationwide.
To popularize the art form, the committee brought free street dance classes to more than 600 schools in 164 cities, esp
ecially poverty-stricken areas, attracting about 150,000 students.
It was supported by the Central Com
mittee of the Communist Youth League and the Chinese Dancers Association.
satellite in 2021, so the (Cambodian) government hoped that someone could learn something abo
ut spacecraft. But there is no school in Cambodia that teaches such a thing. So here I am,” Chea said.
China has signed an agreement with Cambodia to develop, make and launch the Southeastern Asian nation’s first sat
ellite in the next few years. The satellite, Techo 1, will be used for communications.
Moreno Pena, on the other hand, has 11 years’ experience at the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities, Venezuela’s sp
ace organization, as an electrical engineer and chief of the spacecraft operation unit.
This is the second time he has come to China as a student. The first time w
as in 2007, when he was selected to take part in satellite application training in Beijing.
He said he came to China this time hoping to expan
d his knowhow on spacecraft and learn how to design and build satellites.