A series exploring the causes and consequences of the domestic unemployment crisis China may face following the coronavirus pandemic.
China faces looming crisis
For the first time in decades, China’s labour market is under pressure on multiple fronts as the economy struggles to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Are China’s pockets deep enough?
The coronavirus has sent unemployment soaring in China, placing pressure on its state-run benefit system, which is seen as being ill-equipped to deal with the current crisis.
China’s local party officials under pressure to deliver jobs over growth
Chinese leadership prioritises keeping unemployment numbers down as soaring jobless rate threatens social stability.
China’s youth had it good. Then the pandemic struck
The economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic is threatening to scuttle the dreams of almost nine million college students expected to graduate this summer.