Students shield themselves from the sun as they line up at a job fair at a Guangzhou university last week. There are signs that China’s jobs market is weakening. Photo: Reuters

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

  • Cabinet unveils measures including unemployment insurance refunds for firms that do not lay off staff and subsidies for all jobless young people aged 16 to 24
Topic |   China economy

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Students shield themselves from the sun as they line up at a job fair at a Guangzhou university last week. There are signs that China’s jobs market is weakening. Photo: Reuters
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.

Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.