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More Chinese college grads want careers as streamers, influencers

State-sector jobs also popular as young people seek stability

College students attend a commencement ceremony in Chongqing on June 22. Graduates face an increasingly tight labor market.   © Reuters

DALIAN, China -- University graduates in China are keen on livestreaming and other online careers, a recent survey shows, at a time when a record number of candidates face a harsh job market.

The survey by staffing company 51job found that 48% of college graduates want to work in video streaming and editing. Just over 35% say they would like to become either web authors or scriptwriters for live, role-playing murder mystery games.

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