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China's college graduates hit by jobs downturn amid coronavirus

Hirings tumble as competition intensifies with experienced workers joining market

The near-empty grounds of Tsinghua University in Beijing. In the third week after the Lunar New Year, job openings for university graduates in China plummeted 44% compared with the same period last year.   © AFP/Jiji

HONG KONG -- Like many university students in China who are looking at the future job market, Liu Yiyi has faced unexpected challenges brought on by the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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