George Chen is Managing Editor for International Edition. He muses about the interplay between the two financial centres, Shanghai and Hong Kong, in his Mr. Shangkong columns online and in print. George, a 2014 Yale World Fellow, is the author of two books about China and Hong Kong. Follow George on Twitter: @george_chen

A jobseeker looks at the recruitment information at a job fair for graduates in China. Photo: Xinhua

Young jobseekers losing touch with reality

A very strange phenomenon appears to be developing in the job markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

On the one hand, young jobseekers keep complaining about how difficult it is to find good jobs. On the other hand, employers often say hiring is not easy. What’s wrong?