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Official: America's crisis = Kunming's opportunity
The Reston Hyatt Regency near Washington DC recently hosted the first large-scale job fair specifically targeting Americans for employment in China.

Where in its seven previous incarnations it had focused on recruiting Chinese students in North America to return home to work, this time around, the North America Chinese Scholars International Exchange Center (NAEC) China Career Fair was primarily aimed at connecting young Americans with jobs in China.

There was no shortage of job-hungry American university grads looking to meet with representatives from Chinese companies and local governments. In addition to first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, there were also representatives from provinces including Heilongjiang and Jilin, as well as Yunnan.

"America's crisis is our opportunity," a Kunming official at the job fair named Zeng Lingheng, told Singapore's Straits Times (link is to repost on The Malaysia Insider).

"Kunming is in the middle of upgrading and transforming its industries. We lack experts in many top positions who can take our industries and companies to the next level, to go international," Zeng said.

China International Travel Mart to return to Kunming
From November 19 through November 22, Kunming will once again host the China International Travel Mart, (CITM) China's largest travel industry exhibition. The annual convention is hosted by Kunming in odd years and Shanghai in even years.

In addition to representatives from companies and tourist bureaux around China and Yunnan, CITM is also host to travel agents and representatives from around the world, vying for their shares of the increasingly important China outbound travel market. This year's exhibition, CITM's 11th installment, will be held at the Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Center.

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