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Liuzhou steps up high-end overseas talent recruitment
( chinadaily.com.cn )
Updated: 2013-05-30

The Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region stepped up its efforts to recruit top-notch talent around the globe in a bid to power the growth of the underdeveloped region in Southwest China.

As many as 102 organizations in Guangxi, including higher-education institutions, private enterprises and charitable organizations, announced 357 recruitment plans targeting high-end talent on May 23. The positions cover various sectors from food, power, environmental protection and new energy.

Guangxi has been introducing incentives to attract high-end talent for three years in a row. With a goal to become a moderately prosperous society in 2020 and play a bigger role in China-ASEAN cooperation, Guangxi is keen to attract more high-end talent to work for the region.

The local government in Guangxi has offered funds, worth tens of millions of yuan, to support 100 “bagui academicians”, the highest-level experts in Guangxi, and 200 high-end professionals to lead research teams in the region for five to 10 years.

The research fund for a “bagui academician” on a five-year term is as high as 10 million yuan ($1.63 million). It is estimated that Guangxi has invested hundreds of millions of yuan to recruit top-notch experts every year since 2011.

Liu Jianhong, the deputy director-general with the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, admitted that high-end talent is in short supply in the region.

He said that the number of academicians in Guangxi, which has a population of 50 million, is even less than the number of academicians in Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangdong province.

Edited by Lin Hong and Michael Thai

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