Check out the buzz around International Women's Day in Chengdu.
Modern families have greater and more varied needs, said the Head of Department for Re-employment, Liu Qing. Women who undergo the free training for 10 to 15 days at the centre can choose to work part-time or as a stay-in housekeeper.
Primary services such as cooking meals and feasts, laundry and ironing, looking after children and cleaning are offered in the first month. Following, the centre wants to meet secondary needs such as accompanying the elderly, looking after pets and gardening. The most expensive is likely to be shopping accompaniment at RMB30 per hour tentatively.
Liu said that many empty nest elderly like to have someone manage their meals, chat, take walks and go fishing with them.
The centre arranges for clients and housekeepers to meet twice weekly to address their concerns.
Female Subway Captains
While Deputy Crew manager Zhang Deyi says it's "a man's job" given the immense physical demands and shift work, 23-year-old He Ping emerged as one of the Top Ten at a competition for more than 100 subway drivers.
Meanwhile, Chengdu University of Technology celebrated their fifth "Girls' Day" with free drinking water, pink balloons, and a wishing wall, reported Sichuan Online and West China City Daily.
Boys in the male-dominated technical college can take the opportunity to be gentlemen, by offering to fill up the girls' flasks with free boiling water from the school's pantry. It costs 20 cents for a flask of water on other days.
The wishing wall is divided into pink and blue sections. Sophomore Chen Miaochun said the girls would leave their contact details next to their wishes on the Post-it notes. Boys who are willing to help fulfil any of the wishes would take the note down and paste it on the blue side for "missions accomplished".
It should be no mean feat since the girls had realistic requests like "10 lollipops".