Students with Abnormal Temperature Cannot Enter School

Source: HangzhouTube, Global Times, China Daily, 

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On April 21, at a provincial government news conference, Zhejiang Province ruled that students with abnormal body temperature should not enter the school.  
As of now, primary and middle schools in Zhejiang have started one after another, and colleges and universities across the province will start from April 26 to May 10
In order to ensure safety, Zhejiang province has carried out free nucleic acid and serum antibody tests for all teachers and students who came from or passed through Hubei, and no positive cases have been found. 
Per the government, if students have fever and go to the hospital for treatment, the cost of nucleic acid and serum antibody tests required for the diagnosis of COVID-19 will be covered by the basic medical insurance.

Chinese mainland reports 30 new cases

Chinese mainland saw 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 23 imported cases, and 42 new asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.


These English examinations are cancelled!

The examination center of the Ministry of Education issued a notice on April 20 to cancel all TOEFL, IELTS, GRE and GMAT examinations in May 2020, and the examination fee will be refunded to the applicants in full.


In addition, the BEC examinations (including primary, intermediate and advanced) scheduled to be held in May 2020 will be postponed. The specific test time and relevant arrangements will be notified according to the progress of epidemic prevention and control.

Hangzhou to bring in 1 million college graduates across the globe! 

Hangzhou designated the date of June 13 each year as being Entrepreneurship and Innovation Day for College Students, during a launch ceremony on April 16.


Officials said that the launch of the special day would better help to attract college students from across the globe to Hangzhou to startup businesses and pursue their careers.

During the ceremony, a new three-year plan was released, outlining Hangzhou's goal to bring in at least 1 million college graduates to the city to start businesses by 2022.


At the launch, to attract more college students to Hangzhou, the city also unveiled 10 new policies to support them starting businesses.

Zhoushan, Ningbo hold joint online job fair

Zhoushan and Ningbo, Zhejiang province recently held an online job fair to attract talent.


The fair was attended by around 1,000 job applicants from home and abroad, major oil, gas, and marine enterprises, as well as universities and research institutes in the two cities. Some jobs offered salaries of more than 300,000 yuan ($42,417) per year.

The two cities jointly released an action plan to attract talent from 2020 to 2025 as well as carried out a series of key tasks in 2020.


They will cooperate on 15 projects this year, including building studios for professors and high-end industrial parks.

Zhejiang sees growth in foreign investment in Q1

Zhejiang province saw growth in foreign investment in the first quarter of this year, at a time when most places in China are seeing a drop due to the COVID-19 epidemic.


Statistics from the provincial department of commerce show that 539 foreign-funded companies were established in Zhejiang in Q1, bringing in 27.1 billion yuan ($3.83 billion) in foreign investment, up 0.3% year-on-year and accounting for one eighth of the national total during this period.


Seven cities in the province saw an increase in foreign investment, with Zhoushan, Taizhou, and Jinhua seeing increases of more than 100%. Hangzhou, Ningbo, Jiaxing, and Huzhou were responsible for 86.5% of the province's total inflow of foreign investment.


Additional investment in already existing foreign projects was a major driver behind the growth. Statistics show that more than one third of foreign investment in the province in Q1 was directed toward such projects.


As of March 25, 74 foreign project deals worth $6.21 billion had been signed online in Zhejiang.

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