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Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong province provides the most
job opportunities in enterprises in the first quarter of this year, a report said.
With development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greate
r Bay Area set to begin, Guangzhou witnessed 24.95 percent year-on-year growth in recrui
tment demand in Q1, according to the report by 58 Tongcheng Recruitment Research Institute.
First-tier cities including Beijing and Shanghai continue to provide the largest job markets i
n China, while new first-tier cities such as Chengdu in Southwest China’s Sichuan province and Hangzhou in E
ast China’s Zhejiang province show strong momentum in recruitment demand growth.
With an average monthly wage of 9,723 yuan ($1,447.64), Shanghai, China’s financial center, pays the highest salaries in the co
untry, followed by Hangzhou with an average of 8,684 yuan, up 25.77 percent year-on-year — the highest growth rate.
Let’s take a look at which Chinese cities provide the most job opportunities.
The number of Chinese studying abroad grew at a slower rate in 2018 compared with 2017, as more students have come to realize
that overseas study does not necessarily guarantee a well-paid job on foreign shores, or back home, education experts said.
In 2018, 662,100 Chinese went abroad to study, up 8.83 percent from a year earlier, w
hile the growth rate was 11.7 percent in 2017, according to the Ministry of Education.
Ran Wei, vice-president of New Channel International Education
Group, said that while one should not read too much into the lower growth rate last year because of the la
rge base in 2017, the major motivation for Chinese students going abroad seems to be evolving.
The main driver now for enrolling in offshore schools is to make re
sumes more attractive for job searches back in China rather than seeking a new life abroad.
uld not be viewed purely from the perspective of return on investment, because the experience can help students develop valuable, nonacademic skills.
China will continue to significantly relax market access, and create
a more attractive investment and business environment, Finance Minister Liu Kun has said.
Liu made the remarks when attending a ministerial-level luncheon durin
g the 99th Development Committee meeting held by the World Bank and the Inter
national Monetary Fund on April 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., according to China’s Ministry of Finance.
Vice-Finance Minister Zou Jiayi attended a ministerial-level meeting and gave a speech.
The finance minister said that with international development and cooperation facing severe challenges, the World
Bank as the world’s most important multilateral development institution should adhere to the principle of mult
ilateralism, support all parties in jointly supporting the rules-based multilateral trade system, firmly follow the purpose of serving all member coun
tries, and adopt differentiated, targeted aid strategies based on their respective national conditions.
erate with the international lender, Liu said China is willing to continue deep
ening its cooperation with the World Bank on loan programs and knowledge-sharing.
China looks forward to cooperating with the multilateral development institution in such a
reas as improving the business environment, sharing China’s experience in poverty alleviation, and jointly estab
lishing a high-standard multilateral development and financing cooperation center, Liu said.
Meanwhile, China hopes the World Bank continues loan cooperation with C
hina in accordance with established rules, mak
ing it more innovative and a better model for such projects, and increasing its added value, Liu said.
For his part, Malpass praised China’s great achievement in alleviating poverty, noting that its experience is worth sharing.
Italian legwear brand Calzedonia has opened two more stores in downtown Beijing, expand
ing its business in the Chinese capital. Another two outlets are expected to open in the capital in April and May.
Calzedonia is a brand under the Calzedonia Group, which a
lso owns Intimissimi, Tezenis, Falconeri, Signorvino, Atelier Emè and Intimissimi Uomo.
The Italian fashion retailer is taking big strides in China since it first entered the Chinese market in 2017. Calzedonia Group has
so far opened more than 20 retail stores in Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chen
gdu. It’s aimed at owning more than 100 shops in the Chinese mainland by 2020, according to company management.
Founded in 1986, Calzedonia specializes in socks, leggings, tights and beachwear. Its colle
ctions are sold in more than 4,500 stores in over 50 countries and regions around the world.
e than 25 million thumbs-up, and the number of his fans is 2.92 million.
In order to make more interesting short videos, Lao Ma brainstorms w
ith his team every day and recreates “small encounters” he has in his daily life in China.
And through the scripts, roles, shooting, editing, soun
dtrack and subtitles, he shows his understanding and love of Chinese culture.
Since he has become popular, he also uses his leisure time to integra
te into local cultural and sporting activities; study traditional arts such as paper-cut
ting and calligraphy and learn to cook Chinese food items such as wontons and fried spring rolls.
Lao Ma says that he will not only add more elements of Chinese culture, but also bring in African songs and dances in his new videos.
In the future, he wants to be a professional actor and chase his “Chinese Dream”.