Category: China

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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China: Fighting depression

By Cheng Xiaorong

She was drowning in her fears, but nobody saw her struggles.

“I lay flat on the cold floor in my dorm until it was dawn, stiffly and gravely. Pain overwhelmed me, and I could hardly lift a finger,” Xie Weihang described her seizure.

Xie, 19, a college student at South China Agricultural University, has been diagnosed with depression since 2014.

Depression is a severe psychiatrical disease, accompanied by symptoms that impact the ways people feel, think and behave. People with depression may be trapped into a chronic and depressed mood, sleeplessness, fatigue, lack of appetite, or mysterious cramps.

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Guangzhou: The best way to find an apartment

By Carine Chan

Fifty-two-year-old A Mei wakes up at seven every day. After preparing breakfast for the whole family, she takes a sign and goes to the busiest street corner in Liede village. As usual, she sits down and talks with a group who are roughly the same age.

She is an intermediary agent and also a villager in Liede. People sitting around A Mei have the same job. Continue reading “Guangzhou: The best way to find an apartment”