Chinese companies in Saudi Arabia embrace local graduates
A Saudi applicant talks with the Chinese interviwer at a job fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 6, 2018. A total of 25 Chinese enterprises operating in Saudi Arabia on Thursday took part in a job fair to recruit local graduates. (Xinhua/Tu Yifan)
A total of 25 Chinese enterprises operating in Saudi Arabia on Thursday took part in a job fair to recruit local graduates.
The job fair was held in the Saudi capital Riyadh, offering 200 posts to local graduates with study experience in China.
Halid, graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, showed up early in the morning.
"I want to get an engineer position in a Chinese company," He told Xinhua at the job fair.
Si Liang, deputy general manager of KSA Branch of China Railway Construction Corporation, said that these graduates are new-rising force for China-Saudi Arabia exchanges and cooperation.
According to statistics of the Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia, there are more than 1000 Saudi students going to China for studies every year.
Li Huaxin, Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said that Saudi students can take the chance to apply knowledge and skills they have learned in China to boost the country's economic development.
"They can also contribute to people-to-people exchanges as well as economic and trade cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia," added Li.