6 First-Tier Cities Issued Guidelines to Attract Foreign Talents

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The Ministry of Science and Technology of the People´s Republic of China released newest guideline files on January 06. 4 first-tier cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen) and 2 new first-tier cities (Chongqing, Hangzhou) are included.

As per the authorization made by Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security, the 6 cities can identify "high-end and scarce" foreign talents (for trial implementation) and "urgently needed" foreign talents (for trial implementation) according to their own respective recognition standards, the scope of recognition of foreign high-end talents (Category A) and foreign professional talents (Category B) will be further expanded. The trail is implemented from January 1, 2023, and will last for two years.

The 6 cities are asked to incorporate "high-end and scarce" foreign talents into the local talent service guarantee system, provide relevant facilitation measures, and report the progress of the trail to the Ministry of Science & Technology and the Ministry of Human Resources & Social Security every six months. At the same time, the 2 ministries will evaluate the work in the 6 pilot cities and promote the effective measures on a larger scale.

The newly released "high-end and scarce" foreign talents (for trial implementation) in 6 pilot cities mainly cover:

▍"Those selected for the Domestic Talent Introduction Program"

▍"Those meet internationally recognized standards for professional achievement"

▍"Foreign talents that meet the needs of market-oriented positions"

▍"Innovation entrepreneurship talents"

▍"Outstanding young talents" and so on

Among them, "those meet internationally recognized standards for professional achievement" includes: Nobel Prize winners (on physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, economics); Winners of the US/France/UK Medal of Science or Technological Innovation and other awards; academician of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering; members and directors of internationally renowned academic institutions (such ISO) and international organizations in science and education; head of directors of national research institutes or national laboratories; senior researchers; leaders of national science and technology program projects; chief scientists or main members; chief and deputy editors and senior members of international high-level scientific and technological journals.

And "urgently needed" foreign talents (for trial implementation) mainly cover those related to new generation of information technology, integrated circuits, artificial intelligence, life and health, biomedicine, digital economy, new energy, new materials, education, finance, etc.

For detailed catalogs of foreign talent recognition in each city, please refer to below links (in Chinese language only).













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