For better or worse, the pandemic has reshaped the immediate future of many Chinese university graduates. Photo: Shutterstock
For better or worse, the pandemic has reshaped the immediate future of many Chinese university graduates. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s coronavirus lockdowns and slowing economy pushing job-hungry graduates overseas as poor students get left behind

  • China’s youth unemployment rate was at 18.2 per cent for those aged between 16 and 24 last month
  • At the same time, a record 10.76 million college graduates are expected to enter the mainland Chinese job market this year

For better or worse, the pandemic has reshaped the immediate future of many Chinese university graduates. Photo: Shutterstock
For better or worse, the pandemic has reshaped the immediate future of many Chinese university graduates. Photo: Shutterstock
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