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Chinese Oil workers trade in marriages for a job

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When you’re outsourcing jobs to China, are you intending to support a culture/economy that allows this type of thing? I’m just asking.

Former employees of a state-run oilfield in north China are jumping through a strange hoop to get their jobs back — they are filing for divorce.

China’s state-run giants, once the heart of the planned economy, have cast off millions of employees since the launch of market reforms two decades ago.

But the Huabei Oilfield Co., based in Renqiu, Hebei province, Friday issued a new policy saying divorced laid-off employees could return to work, the Chinese news Web site www.sina.com.cn said Wednesday, citing an article by the local Yanzhao Metropolitan News.

The report did not explain the oilfield’s motives for the pro-divorce policy and company management was not immediately available for comment.

“This policy is just in trial stages,” an oilfield manager told the newspaper. “I can’t say anything about it.

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