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Living in China: Foreign expert numbers on the rise in Shanghai

Some 81,000 foreign experts were working in Shanghai at the end of 2011 – a third more than in 2005, the local labor authority said recently […]

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Information Technology in Brazil: two factories of screens for tablets to be built

The Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology, Aloízio Mercadante said recently that Brazil will have two factories touch screens for tablets. He met at the Presidential Palace with President Rousseff and executive Terry Gou, the chairman of Foxconn, a Taiwanese company that produces the iPhone and iPad from Apple and will be responsible for making the screens […]

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Education in China: Overseas education no longer paying off

Graduates who invested in an overseas education are having to lower their salary expectations once they return home to Shanghai […]

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Living in China: employees see bigger salaries in Shanghai

The average salary of Shanghai employees reached 3,566 yuan (US$522) a month in 2009, an 8.3-percent year-on-year rise, said the Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau […]

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Education in China: 6.3 million college graduates in 2010 to pose severe challenges to job market

China’s Education Minister Yuan Guiren warned recently that the country’s record number of 6.3 million college graduates next year would pose “severe challenges” to the job market.

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Living in China: Shanghai expats receive security blanket

Foreigners and overseas Chinese who hold a Shanghai residence card and stay in a work contract with a Shanghai employer can now enjoy the city’s social security and benefits, just as their local counterparts do: The Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau has put up a notice on its Website, stating that the policy has been in effect since October 10, 2009 […]

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Information Technology in China: software industry maintained rapid growth in 2008

In spite of the impact of the international financial crisis, China’s software industry has maintained a growth rate of over 20 percent since the second half of 2008, making it one of the fastest growing industries […]