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Blogging and Playing E-Sports Now Count as Jobs in China

China has broadened the definition of a job to include more flexible forms of work for fresh graduates, as the government struggles with high unemployment due to the coronavirus downturn.

Graduates starting their own businesses, such as opening online shops, or taking freelance jobs, like bloggers and e-sports players, will now be classified as employed, according to a document by the education ministry dated June 29. The scope of employment also includes taking part in incubator programs, poverty alleviation programs, and being enlisted in the army.