Chinese Art and China Today

JPMorgan hit by U.S. bribery probe into Chinese hiring

Investment banks have a long history of employing the children of China’s politically connected. While close ties to top government officials is a boon to any banking franchise across the world, it’s especially beneficial in China, where relationships and personal connections play a critical role in business decisions.

China's fallen former high-flyer Bo to stand trial Thursday

We’ll see how this turns out. I think it could go either way. With his connections he may be able to escape much punishment, but with high public distrust of the government they will probably severely punish him to regain their trust.

China's new college graduates struggle to put their skills to work

Nearly 7 million students are graduating from college in China this year, the biggest class on record and up from just 2.12 million a decade ago. But the nation’s economy is slowing — some analysts predict GDP growth will drop below the government’s 7.5% target this year — and that has led to a decline in the number of jobs requiring college degrees. Now many graduates like Li are finding their training ill-matched to the openings.

By some accounts, the unemployment rate for Chinese college graduates age 21 to 25 is 16%, nearly four times that of blue-collar workers. An Education Ministry survey of 500 firms found that employers had trimmed the number of jobs available for new hires this year by about 15%. In Beijing, an estimated 98,000 jobs are available for the 229,000 new graduates, a city education committee study found.

Well this is not good.

Medical School Orientation Session on Health and Wellness

  • Faculty Member:

    You are in a tropical island and thus life as a whole is probably completely different from your respective home countries

  • Student Raises Hand

  • Student:

    Are the vegetables safe to eat or do they need to be washed with BLEACH before eating?

  • Entire lecture hall bursts into laughter

Leaving for medical school in an hour. Starting a new journey in my life. Extremely excited, nervous and scared, but will definitely be posting on my blog. Need to relieve stress from medical school

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