China: Is foreign study worth it?

By Wu Wenjing

Beita Yang, who had studied in New York for about eight years, works for a securities firm in Shenzhen.

Yang spent around $600,000 for her studies in the United States. She was determined to stay in America after her graduation. However, she found that although she had a master’s degree in America, it was hard for her to find a good job there. She had to come back to China for work and earns around $1,500 per month.

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Jinan University: A language problem?

By Boreum Kim

Nazihah Naim, an exchange student from Brunei, is listening to what is supposed to be a lecture in English at Jinan University. With a wry look, she says, “Here it goes again.” And other students sitting next to her nod their heads with drawn faces.

What happened in the class is that the professor speaks in Chinese so they could not understand. Her friend, Bon Mei Yean, also an exchange student from Brunei, can speak a little Chinese and is trying to translate to her friends what the professor is talking. This happens a lot to exchange students.

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China: Young business owners

By Li XinXin

Unlike other barbershops, “Hair College” doesn’t look like a hair salon but rather like a genteel coffee shop.

A wood carving of a bear stands in front of the stairs that lead upstairs. The soft rock music echoes around the second floor, which has a dim yellow light and a romantic feel.

Several guests are drinking beverages on high stools, flipping through some magazines. Looking out of the French window, you can see the downtown streets illuminated and filled with automobiles. Inside the room, the hairstylists are busily doing their jobs.

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