More than 2.12 million candidates registered for China’s annual national civil service exam that took place this week, but only 31,200 jobs are available. Photo: Weibo
More than 2.12 million candidates registered for China’s annual national civil service exam that took place this week, but only 31,200 jobs are available. Photo: Weibo
China jobs

Why do Chinese crave stable government jobs over ‘inferior’ private and foreign firms?

  • Some Chinese reject US$63,000 job offers at tech giants to take lowly, albeit stable, civil service jobs working as cyber police
  • Industry insiders say studying abroad rarely offers Chinese citizens a leg up on the competition for civil service jobs, and many middle-class parents want their kids to stay put

More than 2.12 million candidates registered for China’s annual national civil service exam that took place this week, but only 31,200 jobs are available. Photo: Weibo
More than 2.12 million candidates registered for China’s annual national civil service exam that took place this week, but only 31,200 jobs are available. Photo: Weibo
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