With Jobs at Home Scarce, Young Chinese Are Heading to Africa
When Zhu Yuying began looking for graduate jobs this fall, the finance major quickly realized it was going to be tough going. The 24-year-old sent out around 70 applications, attended rounds of interviews, but only managed to secure offers for positions providing meager starting salaries of 90,000 yuan — just under $13,000 — per year. Then, one day, a video caught his eye on the Chinese social platform Bilibili. In it, a vlogger suggested an unconventional way to find a high-paying job: moving to Africa.