The number of Chinese studying abroad grew at a slower rate in 2018 compared with 2017, as more students have come to realize
that overseas study does not necessarily guarantee a well-paid job on foreign shores, or back home, education experts said.
In 2018, 662,100 Chinese went abroad to study, up 8.83 percent from a year earlier, w
hile the growth rate was 11.7 percent in 2017, according to the Ministry of Education.
Ran Wei, vice-president of New Channel International Education
Group, said that while one should not read too much into the lower growth rate last year because of the la
rge base in 2017, the major motivation for Chinese students going abroad seems to be evolving.
The main driver now for enrolling in offshore schools is to make re
sumes more attractive for job searches back in China rather than seeking a new life abroad.
More than 3,000 cooperation intentions were reached between Chinese government dep
artments and professional organizations, training agencies and overseas talent at the 17th Conf
erence on International Exchange of Professionals, which wrapped up in Shenzhen on Monday.
Over 1,500 enterprises, including well-known companies like Tencent, Huawei, Pin
gan, Vanke and BYD, presented talent with nearly 40,000 job opportunities at the conference.
The employers received more than 180,000 res
umes from job-seekers. More than 30,000 people reached preliminary agreements on employment.
As a platform on which international professionals and talent gather to exchange
ideas and explore development opportunities, the conference also features international cooperation.
Several high-level entrepreneurial programs, including [email protected] China, and the Ch
ina (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition, were held during the event.
revisions to the law should highlight the protection of juveniles and regulate online informatio
n collection or use to prevent harm and problems brought by the internet, such as school bullying and sexual abuse.
In response, Liu Xinhua, a senior official from the National People’s Congr
ess, the top legislative body, said amendments to the law this year are being considered.
“Articles will be doubled, and the hot issues, including school bullying, will be added,” Liu said.
Tong Lihua, director of a juvenile law research center in Beijing, welcomed the rev
ision, suggesting that the law be amended to be more specific and practical.
Yuan Ningning, an associate law professor at China University of Political Science and
Law, is keeping his eye on school bullying, saying the revision would deter would-be offenders.
rty cooperation and political consultation. It is a major channel for socialist consultative democracy and a specialist consultative body.
As of 5 pm on March 7, political advisors had submitted 5,113 proposals since the session started on Marc
h 3, ranging from the “three critical battles” against major risks, poverty, and pollution, to developing socialist democracy.
A resolution on a work report of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, a report on the exa
mination of proposals, and a political resolution on the annual session were approved at the closing meeting.
China will inevitably face an array of interwoven opportunities and challenges in 2019, the political resolution reads.
It calls on political advisors to follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chin
ese Characteristics for a New Era, and work to maintain stable growth, advance reform, make stru
ctural adjustments, improve living standards, guard against risks, and ensure stability.
harbor, on the southwest coast of Seoul. On board were 51 containers of mixed waste that South Korean company Green SoKo had exported to the Philippines last year.
The company had claimed the waste was recyclable plastic, but most of it was not in fact recyclable an
d had been strewn over a 45,000 square meter patch (almost 500,000 square feet) of Mindanao island.
Locals discovered that the trash included household garbage, used diapers, empty ca
ns of ham, and washing machine parts. Protests by environmental group EcoWaste Coalition put pressure on the South Korean govern
ment to take back the trash.What that container ship brought back to Seoul, however, was only a fraction of the 290
,000 tons of waste which South Korean Customs estimates was illegally exported in 2018.
A report released last month by the Ministry of Environment
blamed the problem on the lack of affordable alternatives for disposing of solid waste.
”The cost of incineration used to be $53 per ton and now it’s over $230. The waste comp
anies cannot recycle or incinerate (affordably), so the waste is left abandoned,” ministry officials said at a briefing.