Read this one from xinhua online. You can tell how fierce of the employment competition for new grads. To be a CPC member can open up new job opportunity and get extra score, everyone knows.
CPC recruits almost 12 mln members in 5 years
The Communist Party of China (CPC) recruited 11.85 million members from 2002 to 2006, an average of 2.37 million per year, according to the organization department of the CPC Central Committee Monday.
Statistics from Shandong University showed that 91.9 percent of undergraduates had applied for Party membership, of whom 13.5 percent were admitted. Meanwhile, 40 percent of graduates were admitted.
The most crowded restaurants area nearby Zhang Jiang High Tech Park is Long Hui Rd. During the evening and weekend, it is even hard to find a parking spot around. The flagship one is the one between Long Hui Rd and Bai Yang Rd. Just a couple months ago, the name was changed from 雅膳苑 to 黔隆居. The big restaurant has seafood, hotpot, fast food chain, seems a very good start. After two months, suddenly things happen overnight. The whole restaurant is empty! How empty is empty, even the windows are all gone! The front door is now concrete sealed.
There was a piece of news on yesterday's CCTV. The original intention was to praise a fine professional judge. A poor guy was gone in a fatal accident, and his family got 80K CNY pension based on his non-urban hukou. The good judge find out this guy has worked in city for over five years, and elligible to get more. Finally the family get 240K CNY based on urban hukou standard.
Now I guess everyone see the pathetic point - 80K CNY for non-urban chinese, but 240K CNY for urban hukou chinese.
Back to the old time, the toilet in china was squat toilet. It is actually a very good design for sanity reason. This old style is rarely seen in big cities now, especially in the shopping malls. The common one is flush toilet. You are expected to sit and move. But in real, who dare to sit on the it when you see dirty unknown stain on the it. Last weekend I was in one shopping mall's toilet. One guy seems in a hurry to move, but all the closets are occupied and locked. He looks really need find one spot, and ask janitor if all the closets are occupied, or some are just misfunctional and locked. The janitor is clever. He try to find out by peeking the bottom of the doors. Yah, you should see the legs and shoes. But not the case! Janitor finally yelled, "whoever squat on the flush toilet sit!"