Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to China as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

China: Growing mismatch between new graduates and jobs that attract them

In 1999, fewer than 1 million people graduated from higher education in China …

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China: Hainan to ban sales of fuel cars by 2030

Hainan, the first Province in China to announce a ban on hydrocarbon internal combustion powered vehicles …

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China: Shanghai’s human resources and social security authority issues measures on employment issues arising during the pandemic

Shanghai authorities have issued Measures to regulate enterprises affected by the pandemic …

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China: End job discrimination against COVID-19 patients

Official warnings have been given about refusing to hire people just because they have tested positive for, but recovered from, COVID-19 …

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China: Job seekers and recruiters benefit from livestreaming

The use of livestreaming has become a favoured method of recruitment …

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China: New regulations allow employers to request criminal record searches of certain candidates and employees

Employers may search the criminal records of their existing or prospective employees, provided that such searches comply with specific principles and procedures …

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China: Shenzhen passes regulations encouraging non-litigious dispute resolution mechanisms

The City of Shenzhen has passed Regulations encouraging non-litigious dispute resolution mechanisms …

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China: Hunan province extends maternity leave

Working mothers in Hunan province who have used up their maternity leave may now apply for an extension of more days up until the child is one year old …

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China: High temperature allowance in Guangdong Province

Employers in Guangdong Province must pay a high temperature allowance to employees who work under extremely hot temperatures during the months from June to October …

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China: Fake economic data detected

The falsification of statistics has led to demotions and dismissals for 105 local officials …

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China: Urban employees experienced robust average salary growth during 2021

In the private sector, the annual average salary stood at 62,884 yuan (US$9,418) during 2021, up 7 …

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China: Shanghai reopens after nearly 2-month Covid lockdown

The country is gradually opening up after lockdowns in several major cities …

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China: Private pension scheme

The government has launched its first low-risk tax-deductible private pension scheme to tackle economic challenges linked to an ageing population …

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China: Government agencies and state firms in China will reportedly replace foreign PCs

The government is replacing foreign computers and operating systems with its own domestic products …

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China: Service outsourcing industry shows steady growth

Over the year to Q1 2022, the value of service outsourcing contracts that Chinese firms have concluded rose by 10 …

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