Chinese network celebrity Viya Huang Wei prepares for a live-streaming session on the e-commerce platform Taobao on May 19, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Live streaming is now the best-paying job for fresh graduates in China, but for a rare few, it’s a path to online celebrity. Photo: Getty Images Chinese network celebrity Viya Huang Wei prepares for a live-streaming session on the e-commerce platform Taobao on May 19, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Live streaming is now the best-paying job for fresh graduates in China, but for a rare few, it’s a path to online celebrity. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese network celebrity Viya Huang Wei prepares for a live-streaming session on the e-commerce platform Taobao on May 19, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Live streaming is now the best-paying job for fresh graduates in China, but for a rare few, it’s a path to online celebrity. Photo: Getty Images
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Live streaming is now the best-paying job for fresh Chinese graduates amid a shifting economy

  • Monthly income for live-streamers in 2021 is nearly double the average salary of new graduates in China last year, according to a 58.com survey
  • China recognised live-streaming sellers as an official occupation for the first time in 2020, but the industry has faced scandals, bringing regulatory scrutiny

Topic |   E-commerce
Chinese network celebrity Viya Huang Wei prepares for a live-streaming session on the e-commerce platform Taobao on May 19, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Live streaming is now the best-paying job for fresh graduates in China, but for a rare few, it’s a path to online celebrity. Photo: Getty Images Chinese network celebrity Viya Huang Wei prepares for a live-streaming session on the e-commerce platform Taobao on May 19, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Live streaming is now the best-paying job for fresh graduates in China, but for a rare few, it’s a path to online celebrity. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese network celebrity Viya Huang Wei prepares for a live-streaming session on the e-commerce platform Taobao on May 19, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Live streaming is now the best-paying job for fresh graduates in China, but for a rare few, it’s a path to online celebrity. Photo: Getty Images
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