Be innovative, Li tells graduates

By Ding Qingfen in Lanzhou and Yang Yao in Beijing (China Daily)

16:41, August 19, 2013

Premier Li Keqiang shares a light moment with students during his visit to Lanzhou University, Gansu province, on Sunday. The premier urges students to remain confident of the job market. (Tang Mingming / For China Daily)

Premier encourages students to find work in western China

Premier Li Keqiang told new graduates to be enterprising and innovative in hunting for jobs in what some say is the toughest time for them to find work in recent years.

At Lanzhou University in Gansu province on Sunday, Li assured students that the government will spare no effort in helping them succeed in the difficult job market.

"Young people should be resolute and brave to start their own businesses. By doing so, you create jobs not only for yourselves but also for many others," Li said when he met a crowd of students. "Confidence and enterprising spirit are your biggest assets."

Li said he's been inspired to know that some graduates from the university have taken the initiative in shouldering social responsibility by setting up their own businesses.

Huang Zheng, a 25-year-old graduate, told the premier he has just given up a job offer in administrative management in Guangzhou to set up an Internet company in Lanzhou that will help local students find jobs.

Huang said by doing so he could follow his passion and hone his skills in the real business world.

"You've made a good choice," Li told Huang. "Don't be afraid of failure."

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