State plans to ease for­eign­ers’ ac­cess

China Daily (USA) - - TOP NEWS -

China will roll out a se­ries of mea­sures to boost in­no­va­tion, ac­cord­ing to a cir­cu­lar from the Gen­eral Of­fice of the State Coun­cil.

Thir­teen re­form mea­sures will be car­ried out in eight com­pre­hen­sive in­no­va­tion pilot ar­eas, in­clud­ing the Bei­jing-Tianjin-He­bei re­gion, Shang­hai and the Pearl River Delta, and then fur­ther pro­moted na­tion­wide, it said.

Ac­cord­ing to the cir­cu­lar, the gov­ern­ment will en­hance the sup­port for in­no­va­tion by small and medium-sized en­ter­prises by of­fer­ing on­estop in­vest­ment and fi­nanc­ing in­for­ma­tion.

One-stop ser­vice for patent ex­am­i­na­tion, rights pro­tec­tion and ver­i­fi­ca­tion also will be of­fered to en­ter­prises, the cir­cu­lar said.

In the mean­time, the gov­ern­ment will stream­line the pro­ce­dures for for­eign­ers to ap­ply for work per­mits in China and en­cour­age for­eign stu­dents to find ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties, start their own busi­nesses and ap­ply for work and res­i­dence per­mits.

The cir­cu­lar also stressed the need to ac­cel­er­ate the trans­for­ma­tion of mil­i­tary pro­duc­tion into civil­ian use.

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