A new record of examinees for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) in Japan

On July 28, HSK test was held for third time in 2016 in the Chinese language test center of Confucius Institute at Japan’s Kansai Gaidai University.

The test center is located in Study and Research Urban campus of Kansai Gaidai University, with 10 test points and over 30 supervisors. A total of 711 people took part in the examination (738 people registered for the test).

During the examination, Confucius Institute set up a special test room for the physically challenged students.

A new record of examinees for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) in Japan

In recent years, besides English, more and more Japanese companies are considering Chinese language level as an important condition of promotion. The HSK test, as the Chinese language proficiency test recognized by Chinese government, is getting increasing number of examinees year by year.

A new record of examinees for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) in Japan

It is learnt that Japan’s Kansai Gaidai University signed a contract with Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. (CTI) (Beijing) and has started organizing HSK tests since 2010. This year the Confucius Institute is going to hold HSK tests four times. This time the test is approaching the final exam in the university, so a lot of students took it as an opportunity to check their Chinese learning skill and participated in the exam, the registration number of which created a new record of this year.

Indian ambassador to China: Huge manufacturing potential cooperation between Chongqing and India

On November 14th, Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, Indian ambassador to China, visited Chongqing with an Indian business delegation, introducing India’s investment environment and policies to Chongqing enterprises. Mr. Kantha proposed that Chongqing would strengthen the manufacturing and infrastructure cooperation with India, to exploit the industrial advantage between two places and to promote the bilateral trade development.

China and India are both the world’s ancient civilizations and have a long history of connection, of which when Chongqing acted as the auxiliary capital of China during World War II, the famous “Hump Course” put up an important air passage and friendship bridge between Chongqing and India. At that time, India set up the Indian Embassy in Chongqing and the site of which is still standing in Chongqing Nanshan Botanical Garden.

Huge manufacturing potential cooperation between Chongqing and India“Chongqing is the most dynamic economic center in western China.” said Mr. Kantha. This was the first time he came to Chongqing, and he hopes to come frequently in the future with continuous cooperation opportunities. As a vital point between the Silk Road Economic Zone and Yangtze River Economic Zone, Chongqing is playing an important role in the development of western China. Chongqing and India should produce their respective industrial advantages and build the further cooperation in manufacturing, infrastructure, IT, chemical, automotive, textiles and other fields.

Mr. Chen Heping, vice mayor of Chongqing, said that the total import and export trade value between Chongqing and India in 2013 amounted to $ 1.95 billion. In the first three quarters of 2014, the total trade value has reached $ 1.28 billion. Till September 2014, Chongqing has set up four companies in India, covering environmental protection, manufacturing, silk sales and medical fields.


It is understood that Chongqing Yunhe Hydropower Inc., China Chongqing International Construction Corporation, Chongqing Yuneng Taishan Electric Wire & Cable Co. Ltd are proceeding one batch of new projects so far in India, including e-commerce, garment outsourcing, software training, energy and infrastructure construction.

Mr. Kantha said that the current political and economic situation between China and India is encouraging and the relations between two countries affected nearly one-third of the global population. In October 204, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited India, further improved the strategic partnership between China and India, and reached a series of consensus with Indian Prime Minister Modi on promoting the investment of Sino-Indian Industrial Park, infrastructure construction, financial cooperation and trade exchange.

“The core of the strategic partnership between two countries is the economic and commercial exchanges.” said Mr. Kantha. Currently India is paying more and more attention on the economy, hoping that China’s western development strategy and India’s Look East policy can enhance each other and create a good environment for the bilateral investment.


Article source: The China Voice

Top 6 Jobs with highest starting salary in China

Same as the low employment rate of last year, the situation for this year’s graduates will be more severe.

Faced with such fierce competition, are you still planning to get into the popular industry such as IT, Internet, Finance? Do not underestimate some byways! According to the “Education Blue Book”, their starting salary is already among Top 10 in the industry.

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1. Insurance: Starting salary up to 4181 RMB per month

Practitioners in insurance industry have left Chinese job market a conventional impression, resulting in candidates’ low intention to apply for the job.

The data of one job hunter website shows that insurance is the most “un-inquired” industry in spring 2014.

However, the insurance industry is also categorized into financial sector. “Education Blue Book” shows that the starting salary in the financial sector has reached 4181 RMB per month.

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2. Geological Exploration: 3770 RMB per month as starting salary

Geological exploration requires very high technical background, which also determines relatively less intense competition in the industry.

Hard-working character is also a tacit requirement of this work. It is learnt that the salary of geological exploration starts from 3770 RMB per month.

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3. Agent services

Agent services indicate the activities of providing advice, assessing price and brokerage etc. for business.

Agent service was ranked No.2 in the “un-inquired” profession list.

However, we don’t give comment and just check those news about agent employees getting annual bonus of more than 10,000 RMB.

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4. Environmental management: Starting salary reaches 3576 RMB per month

If you think this profession is very strange, its unpopularity is just illustrated.

The work in EPA, monitoring stations, construction and machinery manufacturing etc. is all related to the environmental management. The starting salary has reached 3576 RMB per month.

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5. Mining industry: Salary starts from 3221 RMB per month

The salary of employees in the mining industry is generally high, especially those who work in the mines in remote areas. The survey from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on miners’ salary shows that their salary is 30% higher than the average.

In China, the average starting salary in mining industry is 3221 RMB per month.

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6. Health services: 3109 RMB per month as starting salary

The third unpopular profession in 2014 is health service, but it cannot be ignored that this profession is at the same time ranked No.10 in the starting salary list, with 3109 RMB per month.

If you have the relevant professional skills, do not miss the opportunity.