On October 16, former US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao accepted an invitation from the Wuhan government to be its International Consultant. Wuhan, Hubei is the largest city in central China. Elaine Chao became US Labor Secretary during the Bush Administration in 2001. She suggested in an interview that human talent is the most important element in a city’s scientific development, and employment is one of the most important issues in society. She attended the Ninth Conference of Overseas Chinese Development jointly hosted by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the government of Hubei Province and the government of Wuhan City.
Source: China Economy Net, October 16, 2009.