Thursday, August 27, 2015

Zhang Xuan — Over 4.7 million youths apply to the army: MND

The annual salary of a new soldier could reach up to 88,000 yuan ($13,745), higher than the starting salary of many other professions, Zheng said.…
When they are discharged after two years of service, some enjoy benefits like funding for further education, while others can choose to continue military service as officers, according to Song.
Reports said 3,075 university students who served as soldiers were promoted and 1,573 of the best soldiers were recommended for postgraduate studies in 2013.
Well, that's one way of dealing with youth employment and funding education. The Chinese leadership doesn't seem to think that China is running out of money.

3 comments:

Random said...

I sometimes think it would be better for the Job Guarantee to be rooted in the military than the "trying to help" (e.g. social care.)

Bob said...

The US is not far behind in offering jobs for youths. As a percentage of the population, it is higher than China's.

Bob said...

Hey there, big spender:
http://www.wearethemighty.com/top-10-militaries-world-ranked-2015-05