Tal­ent ex­change shares the spot­light

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI - By YU RAN in Shang­hai

Apart from the ob­jec­tive of at­tract­ing over­seas tal­ents to the city, the re­cently en­hanced 30-point tal­ent policy es­tab­lished by the mu­nic­i­pal govern­ment of Shang­hai also aims to pro­mote more ef­fec­tive tal­ent ex­change pro­grams.

Ac­cord­ing to the new tal­ent poli­cies, uni­ver­si­ties and high-level ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions are en­cour­aged to set up their re­search branches and ed­u­ca­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions over­seas while en­ter­prises are also en­cour­aged to es­tab­lish fa­cil­i­ties such as fac­to­ries, R&D cen­ters and in­cu­ba­tors abroad.

The govern­ment said that these mea­sures have been in­cluded to at­tract for­eign tal­ents to as­sist the de­vel­op­ment of these over­seas fa­cil­i­ties, which will even­tu­ally have a pos­i­tive im­pact for the par­ent do­mes­tic com­pa­nies and ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions.

“Shang­hai will be the pi­o­neer in cre­at­ing a break­through in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of more open and ef­fec­tive poli­cies that can draw more for­eign tal­ents to work in over­seas Chi­nese busi­nesses,” said Zhou Haiyang, direc­tor of Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Hu­man Re­sources and So­cial Security Bureau.

The en­hanced poli­cies also have an added em­pha­sis on the de­vel­op­ment of the hu­man re­sources sec­tor in a bid to make Chi­nese com­pa­nies com­pet­i­tive on the global stage, which in turn aids the bi­lat­eral ex­change of tal­ents.

“More local tal­ent will be in­tro­duced to Chi­nese com­pa­nies based in for­eign coun­tries while over­seas tal­ents can ap­ply for job po­si­tions through these hu­man re­sources agen­cies for jobs here in Shang­hai,” said Xiao Lin, direc­tor of Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Peo­ple’s Govern­ment De­vel­op­ment Re­search Cen­ter.

The new poli­cies have also loos­ened the visa re­quire­ments for pro­fes­sional ex­perts and schol­ars in high-level ed­u­ca­tion and re­search in­sti­tutes who are look­ing to par­tic­i­pate in over­seas events.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Shang­hai govern­ment is also plan­ning to cul­ti­vate tal­ent by en­cour­ag­ing for­eign-in­vested re­search in­sti­tu­tions to set up lab­o­ra­to­ries and tal­ent train­ing cen­ters in part­ner­ship with local uni­ver­si­ties, re­search in­sti­tu­tions and en­ter­prises.

“We are hop­ing to speed up the ex­change and col­lab­o­ra­tion of tal­ents and at­tract more in­ter­na­tional events such as fo­rums, meet­ings and trade fairs through such joint ven­tures,” said Xiao.

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