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Ash Dykes, from Old Colwyn in North Wales, finished the 6,437-kilometer jo
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“As soon as I was on the final stretch, people started to join and we sort of ran to the finish and popped the champagne,” Dykes said.
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policies for residence permits and financial incentives to lure more talent.
For example, Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province, promised bonuses of 150,000 and 200,000 yuan for house purchases to gradua
tes with master’s and doctoral degrees, respectively, after they work in the city for three years.
Haikou, capital of Hainan province, is attracting college students with a monthly rent s
ubsidy of 1,500 yuan, with an 18,000-yuan allowance to graduates who decide to buy an apartment there.
Employment, especially some groups such as college gradu
ates and demobilized military staff, remains a priority to the government.
Premier Li Keqiang said at a teleconference on May 13 that employme
nt pressure will be felt this year by a larger number of college graduates. However, promotin