High-tech zone hits the US ta­lent trail

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS - By ZHUAN TI zhuanti@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Chengdu High-tech In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Zone, one of China’s top High-tech zones in South­west China’s Sichuan prov­ince, wants to in­tro­duce more high-end tal­ents from over­seas for its fu­ture de­vel­op­ment.

The zone held a ta­lent re­cruit­ment event in Cal­i­for­nia’s Sil­i­con Val­ley in late Septem­ber. Five com­pa­nies in the High-tech zone at­tracted some 200 in­ter­vie­wees from North Amer­ica, mainly in the field of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

The com­pa­nies were Changhong, ThoughtWorks, Cam­era 360, Sky­moons, and Idealsee, most of which are out­stand­ing IT com­pa­nies at the Chengdu Tianfu Soft­ware Park in CDHT.

The re­cruit­ment event, called Chengdu Tianfu Ta­lent Re­cruit­ment and Sil­i­con Val­ley Stop, was the first over­seas ta­lent re­cruit­ment ac­tiv­ity or­ga­nized by CDHT.

Tang Mengchen, who was born in Sichuan, fin­ished her un­der­grad­u­ate study in the United States and now works in San Fran­cisco, came to the event with sev­eral friends from Chengdu.

“We all care about the de­vel­op­ment of our home­town, and we have been think­ing about go­ing back home and con­tribut­ing to it,” Tang said. “Chengdu High-tech zone pro­vides us with an excellent op­por­tu­ni­ties as it at­tracts so many first-class com­pa­nies.”

About 20 stu­dents from the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley also went to the event.

Li Yin, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a Chi­nese stu­dent as­so­ci­a­tion at the univer­sity, said the stu­dents were ea­ger to get to learn about the em­ploy­ment poli­cies and hu­man re­sources mar­ket in China.

“China is full of op­por­tu­ni­ties and is ap­peal­ing to us,” Li said. “This ac­tiv­ity of­fers us de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about the em­ploy­ment en­vi­ron­ment in China and es­pe­cially in Chengdu High-tech zone, which gives us more con­fi­dence (about work­ing in China).”

Barry Chang, mayor of Cu­per­tino, Cal­i­for­nia, where Ap­ple Inc has its head­quar­ters, said Chengdu has been de­vel­op­ing quickly in re­cent years, while Chengdu High-tech zone has be­come a shin­ing star in IT.

He said he looks for­ward to fur­ther co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Cu­per­tino and Chengdu.

Zhu Qing­ping, con­sul at the Chi­nese con­sulate in San Fran­cisco, said he be­lieves that Chengdu Tianfu Soft­ware Park will be­come the Sil­i­con Val­ley of the East.

“The Tianfu Soft­ware Park is a lead­ing sci­ence park in China in terms of in­fra­struc­ture, pref­er­en­tial poli­cies and ser­vices, while Sil­i­con Val­ley is the world’s cen­ter of in­no­va­tion,”

This means we must treat in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment and ta­lent re­cruit­ment with a more global vi­sion, and be pas­sion­ate about at­tract­ing global tal­ents.”

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The ta­lent re­cruit­ment event in Cal­i­for­nia’s Sil­i­con Val­ley is the first over­seas ta­lent re­cruit­ment ac­tiv­ity or­ga­nized by the Chengdu High-tech In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Zone.

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