“In the past, foreign students who graduated in Shanghai had to work overseas for two years before they could return to Shanghai to work. We are now working on a pilot policy to allow foreign students to work in Shanghai soon after they graduate.”
In order to attract international talent, the Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau will issue a series of new policies to simplify the procedures of applying for permanent residency by foreign experts. In the past, foreign workers had to leave China at the age of 60. Chen Hao, deputy director of the bureau, told local media that they will relax the age limitations as well as give young foreign students the opportunity to stay and work in Shanghai following graduation.