Some Chinese universities are forcing graduating students to sign employment status papers before they issue a diploma. Some of the companies mentioned in those papers don’t even exist. According to the Chinese official China Daily, the so called “employed” students don’t truly have jobs. The universities in question often “prepared” the papers for the students who later found themselves considered “employed” without their even knowing.
The Chinese Ministry of Education announced in July that, up untill July 1, Chinese university graduates had an employment rate of 68%. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security believes the rate will be 88% by the end of the year.
Source: Industry and Commerce Daily, July 21, 2009.