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Guangzhou – A step ahead in enticing global talent to Guangdong

2018-January-15       Source: Newsgd.com

Innovation relies on talent. As the most essential resource for scientific and technological innovation and the main factor for enhancing competitiveness, talent has become a strategic support for the city’s future development.

“In recent years, Guangzhou has been strengthening the construction of innovative talent teams. In 2017, Guangzhou issued 3300 talent green cards. And 65 experts were newly enlisted in the so called Thousand Talents Plan. 21 cutting edge teams in innovation and start-up and 58 leading personnel were introduced. The city also announced support policies for high-end talents to offer better services on housing, medical care, schooling, spouse employment and innovation & entrepreneurship”, Wen Guohui, Mayor of Guangzhou, highlighted when delivering the governmental work report during the city's Legislative annual Session.

Innovation relies on talent. As the most essential resource for scientific and technological innovation and the main factor for enhancing competitiveness, talent has become a strategic support for the city’s future development.

Since last year, talent poaching has been heating up throughout the country. According to the governmental work report, so far Guangzhou has got the upper hand in the transition from "demographic bonus" to "talent bonus." According to the statistics, as at the end of October, 2017, Guangzhou had attracted 6 Nobel Prize winners and 77 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering to work in the city (of which 35 are employed full time). 281 experts who are enlisted in "Thousand Talents Plan" and 95 experts who are enlisted in “Ten Thousand Talents plan” were introduced, respectively accounting for 53.2% and 79.2% of those currently in the province.

2017’s OCS successfully held in Guangzhou

Editor of Newsgd.com was trying virtual fitting room during the 2017 OCS

The2017 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 19th Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology (OCS) was successfully held at the end of last year.

The two-day convention received an overwhelming response with more than 3,500 academics and professionals from overseas participating, around 63% of whom are doctor’s degree holders. Coming mainly from America, Canada, Britain, Australia among other countries, they made it the largest ever OCS. These talents brought 2,000 projects in a variety of areas including biomedicine, artificial intelligence, electronic information, new material, new energy and more.

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Editor: Keane Wong

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