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30 in 30 - 2003: Shanghai attracts talent for innovation


Source: | 12-14-2008 16:55

With the deepening of China's reform and opening-up, many have realized that innovation is essential for sustainable development. Major cities have carried out preferential policies to attract as much talent as possible. In today's "30-in-30" series, we take a look at Shanghai's offer of more choices for international personnel in 2003.

Doctor Zang Jingwu is a world class neurologist. He works for 4 institutions worldwide, including one in Shanghai. 
Doctor Zang Jingwu is a world class neurologist. He works
for 4 institutions worldwide, including one in Shanghai.

In our next report in the series, we take a look at how the government in the eastern city of Hangzhou helped the poor to make sure no one is left behind in the reform.

Doctor Zang Jingwu is a world class neurologist. He works for 4 institutions worldwide, including one in Shanghai.

He puts the results of his latest research into practice in Shanghai. When he goes back to the US, he continues his work with advanced equipment there. Doctor Wu says this is way of working suits him perfectly.

In the past, most people had to work in the place where they grew up. But as the huge demand for personnel emerged in the 1990s, restriction have loosened.

He puts the results of his latest research into practice in Shanghai.
He puts the results of his latest research into practice
in Shanghai.

The Shanghai municipal government has gone further. It allows people to work for different employers in different locations. Foreigners can still get a long-term residence permit even they don't work full time for Shanghai employers.

The mechanism is expected to bring Shanghai not only talent, but also continuos exchanges of domestic and international ideas.

The authorities also offer preferential policies for those studied overseas and want to start business back home.


Editor:Yang Jie