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Anhui to recruit 20,000 foreign talents over five years

source:english.scio.gov.cn release date:2018/01/19 hits:164

The 2018 Spring Festival Gala for foreign experts in Anhui Province was held at the Hefei Canada International School on Jan. 14.

Foreign experts from 17 countries participated in the event, coming from the U.S., Germany, Canada, France, the U.K., Cuba, Japan, South Korea, and Chile. These foreign experts were praised for their contributions to the development of Anhui's economy.

According to Pan Yaqun, director general of Anhui Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Anhui Province plans to establish 20 overseas talent recruitment workstations and introduce 20,000 foreign talents in the coming five years.

In 2017, the local authorities issued its first provincial comprehensive policy to introduce more foreign talents to work in Anhui Province.

During the year, more than 5,200 foreign talents arrived in Anhui Province through 262 projects. More than 2,900 foreign experts have received work visas in Anhui Province.

During the period of the 13th Five-year Plan (2016-2020), Anhui Province plans to employ 5,000 talents with post-doctorate degrees from home and abroad. Pan said he hopes that the experts at the gala will help to recruit more foreign talents to work in Anhui Province.