More foreign workers pick Shanghai
China has issued more than 193,000 work permits to foreigners in the past eight months, including nearly 43,000 in Shanghai — the country’s largest number. The four other top regions for permits were Guangdong province (33,000), Beijing (21,200) and Jiangsu (17,612) and Zhejiang (16,405) provinces. The numbers of some second- and thirdtier cities that are potential economic powerhouses are also on the rise, such as Chengdu, Sichuan province, and Wuhan, Hubei province, according to Zhang Jianguo, head of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs. Based on data collected between April 1, 2017, and Jan 12, the A-type work permit for highend personnel accounts for 11 percent of all permits nationally, he says.