Kaiping Diaolou in Jiangmen. The diaolou served as housing and as protection against forays by bandits (and later the Japanese). (File photo from Nanfang Daily)
7 cultural brands to link with overseas Chinese
Enterprising Chinese migrants are Jiangmen’s DNA; an important feature of the city. According to the latest statistics, Jiangmen is the birthplace of over 4 million overseas Chinese who are now located in 107 countries and regions across the world. Jiangmen itself has a population of just over 4 million. Hence, the saying, "there is a Jiangmen both in China and abroad”.
Hence, taking fully use of this overseas Chinese dynamic is of utmost importance for Jiangmen to make the best possible contribution to GBA development.
Chen spoke about the city’s seven ‘cultural brands’, such as the World Youth Congress of Jiangmen and the China (Jiangmen) overseas Chinese Festival. Through these events and brands, Jiangmen is striving to build an internationally influential platform for exchange between domestic and overseas Chinese.
Connecting with overseas talent is also an important task for Jiangmen. Chen revealed that Jiangmen has recently established offices in both Japan and France, tailored to recruit overseas talent for the GBA.
Based on the existing close relationships with Hong Kong, Macao and overseas Chinese, the city has established an entrepreneurship & innovation center for Hong Kong, Macao and international talent, and the government has recently issued a policy document including more than 40 measures for attracting talent to Jiangmen.
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