Re: Discontent 'grips Chinese cities'
- From: rst0wxyz <rst0wxyz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 09:08:49 -0800 (PST)
On Jan 4, 8:54 am, PaPaPeng <PaPaP...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, 4 Jan 2008 00:09:22 -0800 (PST), rst0wxyz <rst0w...@xxxxxxxxx>
On Jan 3, 9:18 pm, demoris...@xxxxxxx wrote:
Discontent 'grips Chinese cities'
A Chinese government think-tank has warned that rising food and
property prices are causing discontent among a majority of the
country's urban poor.
Does our American government concern about our rising gasoline prices,
Does our American government concern about our rising food prices,
Does our American government concern about our rising housing prices,
Not any more. The problem is now "Does the American government help
people who are going to lose their houses?"
Does our American government concern about our rising homelessness,
The rare admission comes in a report from the Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences, which also estimates that 1m recent graduates are
The report also warned that 20% of people who graduated from Chinese
universities in 2007 had yet to find a job.
What is the unemployment rate of 2007 American university graduates?
I bet its' probably around 20%.
Chinese grads have been forced to take low paying jobs like being
security guards. American grads do something similar, like working at
sales clerks and also as security guards. There's just too much crime
This is of particular concern for the authorities as a million well-
educated but unemployed people would be in position to spread social
Especially in America where widespread camera surveillance and
computer records that can be crossed referenced have made getting an
arrest or even being on a computer file somewhere because someone
thought you worth keeping an eye on makes "protests" a risky business.
It can screw up your credit record and a bad one can make your life
very difficult in the US. It can also screw up your employment
chances. Employing and firing someone is a very expensive business.
So many of the larger firms employ screening agencies to do background
checks. There is no regulation on the data they collect and feed to
their clients, only what they can disclose to the public.
Employment screening is one very good reason not to use your real
name and identity when you post in the internet. Your nonsensical
Blogs with those embarassing photos will sink any chance of you being
employed in a prestigious firm. A Human Resources flunky will search
the Internet with your real name and see what turns up. Too much
personal info can also attrack scams and weirdos.
China may not have as sophisticated surveillance techniques yet. But
unless your livelihood and life is at stake you don't go waving flags
in protest because its a cool thing to do and it gets you to meet cute
Does the United States government concern about our well-educated but
The government does not owe you a job. But you are right. A 20 per
cent unemployment rate is a societal problem. The government will
make macro-economic measures to improve that. But that will take time
to work its way into employment opportunities. The US will face a
recession this year as the subprime crisis spreads its damage through
the whole economy. You should worry about this than worry about
Me? worry? not a chance!!! I have lived longer than some of my
friends and high-school mates already. It's kinda strange when old
high school friend sent info saying so-and-so died every-so-often...