China's civil service lottery

Over a million job seekers flock to a public servant exam as the public sector, which brings much-needed security, becomes the most desired employer.

China, Nanjing A crowd of applicants swarm to take part in the national civil service examination in east China's Jiangsu province on Sunday AFP

In China, being an official brings power and power brings money, so working for the government is accepted as the best way to get ahead.

That mentality is highlighted each year when more than a million job seekers, mostly fresh graduates, flock...

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