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More college graduates think of going to the villages to start their career. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-4-20 16:16:29 |Display all floors
Faced with increasing pressure of employment, more and more college graduates in Beijing choose to go to the rural areas to start their career.
    Till mid-March, more than 16,000 students in Beijing had applied to join a program in which 3,000 graduates would be selected as officials of villages in the Chinese capital each year.
    It is estimated that, within 3 years, all the 3,987 villages in Beijing will have officials who have received higher education.
    Will they be well adapting to the new environment? And will they make a great difference for those villages? Or if you're a college student, have you ever been thinking of becoming a "village official"?

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Post time 2007-4-22 07:34:53 |Display all floors
In my view, this is great!   With our current political system, likely this is the way to train the future leaders from ground up. The western regions and the rural areas will benefit great deal from these brave college graduates.  And I believe it would benefit them as well.

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Post time 2007-4-22 08:44:42 |Display all floors

cautious optimism

Well, I am just cautiously optimistic about this program. On the surface of things, the program has at least two merits: releasing the employment pressure in the capital and injecting fresh blood into village administrations. But the core question is: will these new college graduates, or any of them, stick around there for a substantial time period during which they can make a difference to the local affairs. There are too much lures from outside world. We have good reason to ask whether or not each and every member of them is taking his decision seriously.

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Post time 2007-4-22 11:23:27 |Display all floors
And will they have the same love and respect for their new village as the old timers would? Or will they go in as distant new superiors only to impart new regulations without regard to the opinions of those who have been there longer and really know the place well? Will they go into a place that's welcoming them or where they're viewed with suspicion?
Hmm. That smells like some other places I can think of and could cause trouble.

Why is the program sending in new graduates as officials and not as doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc? Or are they? I don't know more about it, please tell us more. Maybe some links?

I am not rich.  :L

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Post time 2007-4-22 22:20:05 |Display all floors
There are also other programs from the government encouraging the graduates to go to west and support rural development, including the "Serving the West Project" and the project to support education, medical care and agricultural development in those areas. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2006-04/18/content_569888.htm
Education support for rural areas: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/eng ... /content_528140.htm
Medical students were recruited for rural clinics in Western China. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2006-04/18/content_569888.htm

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-08/22/content_670676.htm

Worries exist though nearly all the graduates who applied are confident they can make a good transition from campus to village. But most of them may be in a hope of gaining some experience and get back to city later. As the favorable policies offered to those are both the temptation and relief. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-12/15/content_760364.htm

Lives have been changed for the new generation compared to their parents years ago when they too replied to the call of the nation. There may be their harvest land for their life and test land too. But it's for sure that they will add great vitality to the development to those areas. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-03/13/content_826843.htm

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Post time 2007-4-23 16:43:09 |Display all floors

Reply #1 jimmy67's post

It is because the pressure of employment. If there is other choice, they won't be villiage officials. It is a "springboard" to a more better job in the government

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Post time 2007-5-1 15:50:02 |Display all floors
the college student as a village'commanding officer is extensively reported by the medium.
the stern situation of getting a job for one college student is the main cause.

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