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Pudong attracts professionals with favorable policies

WeChat account: pdnewsUpdated :2020-11-10

Pudong becomes the country’s leading innovative area for attracting professionals. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

Pudong New Area in Shanghai has developed into a gathering place for elite global talents over the past 30 years due to the district’s ideal living and working environment and favorable policies for attracting professionals, according to local media reports. 

Statistics show that at the end of 2019, Pudong had attracted about 1.45 million talents, including 90 academicians from home and abroad. As a result of this influx of talents, Pudong has become the country’s leading innovative area for attracting professionals. 

Over the years, Pudong has rolled out various favorable policies to establish a globally competitive talent system. It has also accomplished many “firsts” within the country. 

In 2017, Pudong set up the country’s first "overseas talent bureau" to provide overseas talents with work permits, identity cognizance and other supporting services. 

Pudong also launched permanent residence permits for high-profile foreign workers and work permits for foreigners working in China, along with services for financial professionals. 

A one-stop service platform for foreigners to apply for work permits was launched in Pudong last year. 

Tyler Paul Rorick, who is from the United States and a graduate from New York University Shanghai, obtains the country’s first work permit for a foreigner with a bachelor’s degree. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

Two overseas Chinese people receive science and technology business licenses with their permanent residence identity cards. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

Pudong New Area’s one-stop service platform for foreigners can handle various tasks, from talent introduction to household registration. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

Pudong has also set up new platforms and mechanisms for employees to pursue entrepreneurship and innovation ventures. As a result of the new area’s favorable schemes and policies, an extensive and sustainable system for talents has taken shape in the area.

Pudong International Talent Hub operates in the area and aims to create a high-level service hub for talent and human resources. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Impressed by the ideal living and working environment and supportive policies from the local government, more and more talents from home and abroad are choosing to work and live in Pudong. 

In recent years, Pudong has beefed up efforts to build public facilities covering education, medical care, housing, culture and sports, striving to create an international and favorable living environment for overseas talents.

Shanghai Golden Bridge Green Cloud International Community in Pudong boasts a pleasant living environment, rich cultural resources and advanced infrastructure. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Opened in August 2014, Wellington College International Shanghai is an extension of its partner school, Wellington College in the UK, at every level. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Shanghai International Medical Center is a modern hospital offering integrated services for patients, including clinical care, rehabilitation nursing and health management. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]