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Shanghai easing way for expat talent

By Yu Ran (China Daily) Updated: 2016-09-26 07:03

Highlights of the trial program

1. One work permit replaces the current two to save time for skilled expats.

2. Five-year work permit is issued to expats who have obtained a work permit at least twice in the past.

3. Permanent resident permit holder is eligible to acquire an overseas talent residence permit directly.

4. Foreign-related companies registered in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone and Zhangjiang National Innovation Demonstration Zone can recruit new graduates from world-class universities to work in Shanghai.

5. International students can apply to work at startup businesses in Shanghai after graduation.

6. Other benefits of the overseas talent resident permit include a property tax exemption.

7. Enterprises related to scientific research with outstanding performance are encouraged to recruit postdoctoral researchers independently overseas.

8. Human resources companies in China will be encouraged to set up overseas offices to share resources and connections with their foreign counterparts and encourage talent mobility.

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