• Dan Wang (Analyst at The Economist Intelligent Unit)

    Dan Wang

    Analyst at The Economist Intelligent Unit

    Dr. Wang leads EIU’s regional research and forecasts, and advises clients on economic and policy developments in China. She joined The EIU in 2015 and has published on a wide range of topics including China Consumer 2030, China’s Emerging City Rankings and the Belt and Road Quarterly report. She holds a PhD in economics from University of Washington.

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  • Jessica Wang (Regional Director, Beijing of Hays)

    Jessica Wang

    Regional Director, Beijing of Hays

    Jessica has 18 years' professional recruitment and management experience, mainly in the China market, and is currently Regional Director in Beijing. She joined Hays in 2013, prior to which she worked for a leading search firm specializing in IT, banking and corporate functional roles across Greater China for 11 years.

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  • John Darwin Van Fleet (Adjunct Faculty and Director, Corporate Globalization, Antai College of Economic and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

    John Darwin Van Fleet

    Adjunct Faculty and Director, Corporate Globalization, Antai College of Economic and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    John Van Fleet serves as adjunct faculty and Director, Corporate Globalization at the Antai College of Economic and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he focuses on corporate interface and development for the students and the faculty of the College. He has extensively published on broader aspects of business, history and society in the East Asia region.

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  • Mary Boyd (Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Mary Boyd

    Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network

    Mary Boyd is responsible for programme development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programmes. Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing). Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit report: Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China. Ms Boyd has an MA (area studies) and an MSc (public policy and management) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has also completed language studies at Nanjing University. Her research interests include local governance and decentralisation policies and public-sector reform.

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  • Rachel Morarjee (Network Director, Beijing of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Rachel Morarjee

    Network Director, Beijing of The Economist Corporate Network


    Rachel Morarjee is the Beijing Director of The Economist Corporate Network. She brings two decades of foreign news reporting experience in markets as diverse as China, Russia and Afghanistan to bear on assessing geopolitical risk as well as local market opportunities. She has advised both foreign multinationals in China and Chinese firms investing overseas on strategy.

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Event Details

China's post-Covid economic recovery has been impressive, but will it be enough to boost the job market?

Employment stability has become a key government priority, with multiple subsidies now available for companies to retain and take on staff. Such measures will support contract workers but sustainable jobs for migrant workers, informal workers and new graduates will be much harder to find. An additional challenge is the shock of diminished expectations, as China's employment reality hits the career prospects of upwardly mobile professionals.

Join us for a webinar discussion of the employment challenges facing China.