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Bao’an touts talent-friendly policies overseas
Updated:2018-10-30 20:34

THE Bao’an government organized its first-ever overseas promotional tour to lure talents from Aug. 10 to 19, 2017.

A delegation of district government officials and employees from Bao’an-based enterprises went to Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand over nine days, visiting local governments and universities, and holding job fairs.

The trip also aimed to tap the potential of further exchanges of and cooperation on education, hygiene, industry and talents between Bao’an and the three countries.

The Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was the delegation’s first stop.

Prof. Chuah Hean-teik, president of UTAR, told the visitors his university would encourage its graduates to start up businesses in Shenzhen and its professors to work in Bao’an on exchange programs.

The delegation also met with Malaysian industry officials, who briefed them about the country’s industry-backing policies.

At a seminar in Auckland University in New Zealand, the delegates detailed Bao’an’s natural and investment environment and its incentives for talents.

During the trip, the delegation held three promotional events highlighting Bao’an’s talent-friendly policies relating to industries such as health care and education at UTAR, Sydney University and University of Melbourne.

Two job fairs were held at Sydney University and University of Melbourne. A number of Bao’an firms, such as F&D science & technology company, Meten, 4PX Express, Zhaopin and ZTE, provided posts at the fairs, which attracted nearly 300 jobseekers.

Bao’an has been persistent in boosting its technology-driven economy by luring more overseas talents over the years. Each year, it sets aside 100-200 million yuan (US$14.7-29.4 million) for talent funds and provides 1,000 government-subsidized apartments for talents. It has also rolled out 288 preferential policies for talents covering housing subsidies, medical care and their children’s education, and promised to grant 10,000-50,000 yuan in one-off subsidies for graduates from the world’s top 500 universities, including University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Auckland University, who come to work in Bao’an.(SD News)

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