Young people eye Belt and Road opportunities

A survey of 2,000 Chinese youths aged between 18 and 35 shows that more than half of the respondents think the Belt and Road Initiative will have a big influence on their future life, China Youth Daily reports.

The survey, conducted by the newspaper, indicates that 65.6 percent of respondents feel confident that the initiative will create more jobs, 55.7 percent believe the initiative is highly relevant to their future lives and careers, and 82.1 percent hope that there will be more international talent exchange programs.

51.1 percent of the respondents said the initiative has broadened their horizon and enhanced their understanding of win-win cooperation, 51 percent said they will seek job opportunities in the key sectors involved in the initiative and 36.4 percent will consider going to work in countries along the Belt and Road.

The respondents consider that most jobs created by the initiative will be in industries of energy power (46.8 percent), transportation (45.7 percent) and the Internet (43.7 percent).

The respondents think that the "key countries" of the Belt and Road include Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Mongolia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Germany, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Australia, Turkey, Egypt and Greece.

1.5 percent of the surveyed hold a doctoral degree, 12.5 percent a master's degree, 78.9 percent a bachelor's degree and 6.9 percent are middle school graduates.

Editor: zhangjunmian