Ceramics capital's contest for graduates
Ceramics capital Yixing is extending welcoming arms at a time when finding a job may be difficult for college graduates.
Part of Wuxi in eastern Jiangsu Province and within the Yangtze River Delta region, Yixing is well-known for its clay teapots.
The city is gearing up for growth driven by high-technology including energy conservation, environment protection, advanced equipment, semiconductors, smart manufacturing, new materials and aviation.
On Friday, Yixing officials launched a competition in Shanghai to attract college students in these fields to flex their muscles with related projects, with top award of 100,000 yuan (US$14,146).
They also invited young entrepreneurs to start businesses in the city with various incentives on offer, including funds of up to 8 million yuan and five years of free office leases.
To attract college students to start their careers there, Yixing has also set up talent liaison office in schools that include Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongji University and Shanghai University.