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China plans to attract 1.97 million foreign experts in 12th Five-Year Plan

(People's Daily Overseas Edition)

15:33, January 12, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

In the 12th Five-Year Plan period, China will continue attracting foreign experts in large scales and the total number will increase to a little more than 1.97 million, according to a conference about foreign talents.

The overall arrangement on the foreign experts imported by China in the “12th Five-Year Plan” will be more proper and the number of the high-end foreign innovative specialists will reach 454,000, accounting for 23 percent of the total.

The distribution of foreign talents in different industries and regions will also be more proper. Foreign experts in central and western regions will increase from 13.7 percent to 18.7 percent of the total, and foreign experts in old industrial cities will increase and account for a much larger percentage of the total too.

In 2012, China will start implementing the “plan of attracting 1,000 foreign specialists.” The goal of this plan is that China will attract 500 to 1,000 high-end foreign specialists in 10 years in accordance with the demands from the key industries and areas for China's economic and social development.

The work for platform examination for the first batch experts of the “plan of attracting 1,000 foreign specialists” has been successfully completed and the auxiliary intelligence import program has approved 95 intelligence import projects and is promoting China's universities to import senior foreign experts and innovative groups.


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Dalai L at 2012-01-20220.255.2.*
High unemployment in USA and Europe. Americans always complaining about China taking away American jobs. Now China is offering them jobs in China. Only the right talents and specialist experts need apply. As for factory jobs, China has plenty of cheap labor from migrant workers. As china moves up the value chain, millions of Chinese will enjoy better income from good paying jobs. Those sweat shops employing slave labor to produce shoddy goods poluting the environment can return to where they come from, the USA.
JH at 2012-01-1367.158.189.*
MY,MY...seems you will reach 2.3 million experts soon!
helen at 2012-01-12175.142.223.*
Very good and this will help China to leapfrog in many areas. We don"t have to re-invent the mousetrap ...I have always wanted to return to Motherland China to contribute whatever I can even though I am a third generation oversea Chinese in S E Asia......
PD User at 2012-01-1260.51.51.*
Was there a referendum about this large scale import of so-called foreign specialists? The government does what it wants with the people"s money, spending billions on foreign workers while millions of Chinese are unemployed and millions more starving on their lack of income.

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