Five categories of people have been restricted from working abroad in new rules issued by the Ministry of Personnel, reported South China Morning Post. The rules were created to control the activities of newly approved joint venture human resource companies. They ban technical specialists and managers working on key national or provincial projects and research programmes from overseas employment without special permission. Also barred from working abroad are civil servants, people assigned by the state to support development in China's western regions, those who have worked with state secrets and criminal suspects.
Students shun Japanese firms Chinese college student view Japanese companies as unattractive employers, according to a survey by Chinese online job information site ChinaHR.com. Matsushita in 32nd position was the most popular Japanese company, followed by Toyota in 46th place. Lack of good training programmes and opportunities to advance skills were said to be the main reason for the low rating of Japanese firms.
Chinese and US companies were the most attractive employers. The most popular five companies were Haier, IBM, Microsoft, Legend and Proctor & Gamble. TCL, China Telecom, Intel, Nokia and Motorola were also highly placed.