Definition and qualification of foreign experts
2009-August-11 Source: guangdong.caiep.org
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Foreign Experts are one of the important forces to expedite Guangdong's Strategy of International Talents Development. "Foreign experts" is a term for those foreign specialists who are invited to work as manager or technician in China to meet the needs of the Chinese economic construction and social development. Once approved by the departments concerned, they can be employed to work in China as foreign experts. The Guangdong government agencies at all-level and employment units provide various convenient working and living conditions for the experts. Those with excellent performance will be given different honors or awards.

Foreign experts who are invited to work as manager, technician or teacher in Guangdong province can be divided into the following:

1. Foreign Economic, Technical and Managerial Experts

These refer to those foreign specialists who are employed in all-level government departments, companies or social service sectors, with the following qualifications:

1) Foreign senior consultants employed in government agencies at all- level or high-level science and technology experts or senior managers to carry out the cooperative projects of science and technology, key engineering agreements or talents exchange programs which are signed by Chinese State or local governments and their foreign counterparts (including international organizations). Or they are professionals to execute volunteer assistance agreement signed by bilateral governments.

2) Foreign managers at mid-level or above employed by social service sectors, domestic enterprises (excluding hotels, restaurants and entertainment industries). Moreover, they shall hold bachelor's degree, and have at least five-year-long relevant solid experience, command knowledge and skills necessary for them to conduct technical instruction and to be qualified for the job they are hired for.

3) Those who have met the above qualifications and employed by sectors of agriculture, forestry, husbandry and fishery. If no bachelor's degree, they shall have at least ten-year-long job experience of their industries, and hold the growing or breeding technology imperative to Guangdong.    

4) Those staff employed by foreign-invested enterprises or Sino-foreign joint ventures (excluding hotels, restaurants and entertainment industries).

a. They are managers at mid-level or above employed by enterprises with registered capital of five million US dollars. Moreover, they shall hold bachelor's degree, and have at least five-year-long relevant solid experience.

b. They are deputy general managers or above, or technicians enjoying the same treatment as deputy general manager, who are employed by enterprises with registered capital of one million US dollars. Moreover, they shall hold bachelor's degree or above, and have at least five-year-long relevant solid experience.

c. They are all kinds of leading scientific researchers or mid-level managers or the technicians enjoying the same treatment as the formers, with the qualification recognized by some relative sectors. Moreover, they shall hold bachelor's degree or above, and have at least five-year-long relevant solid experience.

d. They are mid-level managers employed by those foreign-invested enterprises to work in their regional headquarters in Guangdong or the technicians enjoying the same treatment as the former. Moreover, they shall hold bachelor's degree or above, and have at least five-year-long relevant solid experience.

2. Foreign Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Medical Experts.

These refer to those experts who are employed by the Chinese and other educational establishments in such fields as publication, medicine, scientific research, culture and art, and sports.

Editor: Miranda
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