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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By Wong Chung Shing
Every night, De Xuan, a 23-year-old woman from Hunan province, locks her bicycle after the restaurant closes. As one of the few female delivery workers, she just goes back home instead of having a drink like other male workers.
For the past year, De has worked as a small part of the emerging group in Guangzhou. Unlike other delivery workers who are hired by dedicated takeaway platforms, she works for a separate restaurant named Yujian Noodles, which located near the west gate of Jinan University.
De said most of the takeaway orders are from school. “I love riding in school because there are few cars, and I don’t need to go upstairs to knock on the doors.”
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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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