China pays tribute to host World Skills Competition
China’s bid to host the 2021 WorldSkills Competition showcases the nation’s respect for skilled workers and its emphasis on craftsmanship. The city of Shanghai is in the running to host the 46th World Skills Competition in 2021, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said in a statement earlier this week. China has a sound foundation for the bid given that the country organises various vocational skill competitions every year and pays high attention to vocational training and the team building of skilled talent, the statement said. China is among three contenders bidding for the right to hold the competition, along with Switzerland and South Africa.
Li Lingjun (right), a social worker in her 60s, is chatting with an Alzheimer’s patient, with a teenage volunteer.