January 25, 2013

Chinese Graduates Shun Factory Jobs

Keith Bradsher, New York Times

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A national survey of urban residents, released this winter by a Chinese university, showed that among people in their early 20s, those with a college degree were four times as likely to be unemployed as those with only an elementary school education. It is a problem that Chinese officials are acutely aware of.

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January 21, 2013
Stranded on the Roof of the World
Michael Finkel, National Geographic
Afghanistan's Kyrgyz nomads survive in one of the most remote, high-altitude, bewitching landscapes on Earth. It’s a heavenly life -- and a living hell. more ››
January 21, 2013
China's Plan to Sink U.S. Navy
Robert Johnson, Business Insider
As the U.S. makes clear it will defend Japan should China try and lay claim to the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, this Chinese announcement from mid-2012 offers additional perspective. Once the U.S. announced it's turning... more ››
January 21, 2013
Why China Will Democratize
Thomas P. M. Barnett, Globlogization
NYT story on the 8m college grads that China cranks each year at the cost of about $250B a year. The comparison that comes to mind is the US post-WWII and the remaking of society and politics that ensued (think of all that... more ››
January 22, 2013
China's Water Pollution Crisis
Elizabeth Economy, The Diplomat
As frightening as the country’s smog-filled skies might be, the country’s water pollution is easily as alarming.  According to one 2012 report, “up to 40 percent of China’s rivers were seriously polluted” and “20 ... more ››
January 21, 2013
Guangdong Province: China's Instigator
Jon Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun
China's southern province of Guangdong is yet again affirming its established role as the country's hotbed of rebellion and revolution. This year kicked off with journalists and other staff at the always pushy Southern Weekend... more ››