Tue, May 15, 2018 - Page 8 News List

Beijing’s employment deception

By Kimyung Keng 何景榮

Unfortunately, some Taiwanese pro-unification media outlets keep encouraging young Taiwanese to enter a Chinese labor market that is already saturated.

Media outlets keep publishing reports about young people who have found high-paying jobs in China or have successfully launched businesses there, but they never mention the privileges enjoyed by the children of high-ranking Chinese officials or the benefits they receive from party-government relations.

In the past, talented young Southeast Asians went to China only to end up in labor camps; nowadays, China’s “low-end population” and “high-end talent” fall over each other trying to find fortune in Southeast Asia.

Young Taiwanese should consider whether they really want to go to China and compete to become slaves in a saturated labor market.

Kimyung Keng, an Indonesian Taiwanese, is an assistant professor and the recipient of the Outstanding Young Taiwanese of 2016 award.

Translated by Chang Ho-ming

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