This is to create more self-styled jobs for the unemployed graduates as the government struggles with a high level of unemployment amid the global pandemic that has halted many activities worldwide.
“Graduates starting their own businesses, such as opening online shops, or taking freelance jobs, like bloggers and e-sports players, will now be classified as employed”, the Education Ministry said.
According to the China National Bureau of Statistics, people in China must work at least one paid hour a week to be considered as employed
The Chinese government has already put in place effective measures to reduce the rate of jobless in the country, including encouraging students to remain at universities for post-graduate study.
And also allowing some vocational graduates to further pursue studies, and also increasing recruitment for certain roles such as teachers in rural regions.