As the 2016 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents was concluded, another forum on overseas talent introduction, organized by “Guangzhou Flavour”, was held on November 24 in the Guangzhou Library.
The forum was hosted by Guangzhou News Center and Guangzhou Library. Prestigious experts including Li Weixiong, Director of Guangzhou Foreign Experts Bureau and Zhao Gansheng, Head of Guangzhou Cloud Data Lab were invited to the forum and discussed with audience on Guangzhou’s international environment and its policies for attracting overseas talents.
Li Weixiong said, Guangzhou has made great efforts to attract overseas talents. This year, the government has launched a “Green Card” policy. It is learned that qualified overseas talents can apply for the Green Card and enjoy treatments as local citizens such as purchasing house and children’s education.
Li Weixiong, Director of Guangzhou Foreign Experts Bureau, is introducing Guangzhou’s policies for overseas talents. [Photo/Guangzhou News Center]
According to Li, online recruitment has been adopted. Overseas talents who are too busy to come to Guangzhou can have an interview and show their achievements online without being restricted by time and space. It will greatly decrease overseas talents’ cost of looking for jobs in Guangdong.
Professor Zhao Gansen, who used to study and work in Britain, shared his story that he gave up his well-pay job abroad and went to Guangzhou, where he earned his bachelor and master degree. Eight years ago when he came back, cloud data was still new to China while eight years later, Zhao and his team have established a reputation in the South China area as the vanguard of cloud data.
For him, the academic atmosphere of technological innovation in Guangzhou is always very good. He believed that unlike other metropolis in China like Beijing and Shanghai, Guangzhou is a place where you can do anything with hard work and determination.
Professor Zhao Gansen shared his academic stories with audience.[Photo/Guangzhou News Center]
Besides, an exhibition on Guangzhou’s international talent environment and its successful cases of talent cultivation and introduction is staged in “Window of Guangzhou”, the 1st floor of Guangzhou Library until February, 2017.