Huge fund­ing to fast-track area’s de­vel­op­ment

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS - By ZHUAN TI

Chengdu High-tech In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Zone (CDHT) has de­vel­oped a new pol­icy to at­tract more high­level tal­ents over the next five years.

The pol­icy cov­ers all as­pects of sup­port for tal­ents to de­velop their busi­nesses in the high­tech zone, in­clud­ing startup sup­port, com­pany ex­pan­sion, in­vest­ment and fi­nanc­ing, mar­ket ex­plo­ration and life ser­vices.

Un­der the pol­icy CDHT will spend 5 bil­lion yuan ($750 mil­lion) over the next five years to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of high-level tal­ents.

The high-tech zone will carry out six ta­lent pro­grams, to sup­port re­searchers, mak­ers, fi­nan­cial and com­mer­cial ser­vices tal­ents, tech­ni­cians and hu­man­i­ties ex­perts.

It plans to at­tract at least 10,000 more over­seas high-level tal­ents by 2020. The high-tech zone also es­tab­lished a ta­lent de­vel­op­ment as­so­ci­a­tion in late Septem­ber.

Chen Yuan­wei, a na­tional One Thou­sand Tal­ents Plan ex­pert and chair­man of the as­so­ci­a­tion, said it will in­te­grate ta­lent re­sources in the high-tech zone by hold­ing in­dus­try ex­change meet­ings and en­cour­ag­ing project co­op­er­a­tion and cap­i­tal dock­ing.

“Chengdu High-tech zone is grow­ing into an in­ter­na­tional in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship cen­ter,” said Gan Li­jun, direc­tor of the high­tech zone’s la­bor and so­cial se­cu­rity bureau.

“We will try our best to at­tract more global tal­ents by cre­at­ing an in­ter­na­tional ser­vice sys­tem and en­vi­ron­ment for in­no­va­tive and pi­o­neer­ing work.”

Gan said CDHT will hold a se­ries of events to re­cruit North Amer­ica. tal­ents world.

Fan Yi, Party chief of CDHT, said that “ta­lent ac­cu­mu­la­tion” is one of the seven ma­jor ac­tions for the high-tech zone to be­come an in­ter­na­tional in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship cen­ter.

“Ta­lent re­source is the pri­mary re­source,” he said.

“The com­pe­ti­tion among re­gions is ac­tu­ally the com­pe­ti­tion to at­tract tal­ents. To serve the tal­ents is to serve the de­vel­op­ment.”

The pre­vi­ous ta­lent pol­icy of CDHT was car­ried out in Novem­ber 2014.

Ac­cord­ing to the pol­icy, the CDHT would spend at least 500 mil­lion yuan every year to bring in and cul­ti­vate high-level tal­ents in fields such as next gen­er­a­tion in­for­ma­tion net­works, high­end soft­ware and emerg­ing in­for­ma­tion ser­vices, bi­o­log­i­cal medicine, aero­nau­tic from around the equip­ment and ad­vanced en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion. Last year, CDHT gave a to­tal of 420 mil­lion yuan in re­wards to high-level tal­ents.

Tal­ents there could also he said. “There is great po­ten­tial for co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Bay Area and Chengdu Hihg-tech zone.”

Lin Shengheng, founder of the North­ern Cal­i­for­nia Chi­nese Coali­tion, said he was im­pressed by the ta­lent re­cruit­ment event.

“Al­though it’s the first time Chengdu High-tech zone and Tianfu Soft­ware Park have come to the United States to re­cruit ta­lent, the event at­tracted many top per­son­nel, which demon­strated their ap­peal,” he said.

The del­e­ga­tion also vis­ited the world’s lead­ing in­cu­ba­tor, Plug and Play, and lead­ing high-tech com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing Google and Tesla.

Xu Junru, chair­man of Chengdu Tianfu Soft­ware Park, said the park also strength­ened the de­vel­op­ment of its US work sta­tion through the re­cruit­ment event.

Ac­cord­ing to Xu, the an­nual event will work as a gate­way for Chengdu High-tech zone to en­hance com­mu­ni­ca­tion and ex­changes with the world’s lead­ing high-tech in­dus­tries and top-level tal­ents, and to help the high-tech zone bring in more projects and pro­fes­sion­als from the US.

The Chengdu Tianfu Ta­lent Re­cruit­ment ac­tiv­ity has been held since 2007 in cities such as Chengdu, Beijing, Shang­hai, Guangzhou, Shen­zhen and Dalian. en­joy the ta­lent pol­icy car­ried out by the Chengdu city gov­ern­ment.

To make the city a top choice for tal­ents to de­velop new ideas or start busi­nesses

More than 100 so­cial re­cruit­ment and cam­pus re­cruit­ment fairs are held each year, at­tract­ing 100,000 peo­ple an­nu­ally and re­cruit­ing more than 8,000 of them for com­pa­nies in the zone.

Xu said the Sil­i­con Val­ley Stop is just the be­gin­ning of the over­seas re­cruit­ment ac­tiv­i­ties Chengdu Tianfu Ta­lent Re­cruit­ment has planed.

“We will re­cruit a large num­ber of high-level tech­no­log­i­cal ex­perts with an in­ter­na­tional vi­sion from North Amer­ica, Europe and Asia, to boost the de­vel­op­ment of the IT in­dus­try in Chengdu High-tech zone,” she said.

The next over­seas ta­lent re­cruit­ment event will be held in Seoul.

More work sta­tions will also be set up over­seas to aid in fu­ture hold­ing of ta­lent re­cruit­ment events, Xu said.

“Chengdu High-tech zone is tar­geted to be­come a glob­ally lead­ing high-tech park and an in­ter­na­tional in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship cen­ter,” she said. “This means we must treat in­dus­trial de­vel­op­ment and ta­lent re­cruit­ment with a more global vi­sion, and be pas­sion­ate about at­tract­ing global tal­ents.” Xu said Chengdu High-tech zone will pro­vide high-level over­seas tal­ents with one-stop ser­vice to meet their needs and help them bet­ter blend in with work ar­range­ments and the local life­style. in west­ern China, Chengdu an­nounced on Feb 14 that it had adopted a new ta­lent pol­icy and would es­tab­lish a fund of up to 2 bil­lion yuan.

For No­bel Prize lau­re­ates who launch star­tups in Chengdu, the fi­nan­cial aid could reach as much as 50 mil­lion yuan. Up to 100 mil­lion yuan could be granted to a re­search team.

are ex­pected to the zone by 2020

A global in­no­va­tion cen­ter, the Chengdu High-tech In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Zone now aims to be a cra­dle for in­ter­na­tional tal­ents. in­vest­ment of the zone in the next five years to sup­port the de­vel­op­ment of high-level ta­lent

Xu Junru, chair­man of Chengdu Tianfu Soft­ware Park Five com­pa­nies in the zone at­tracted some 200 in­ter­vie­wees from

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