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China to Procure Foreign Experts to Develop Emerging Technologies and Industries

Zhang Jianguo, China’s Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, spoke at the 14th Expo for Chinese Overseas Experts, which was held in Guangzhou. He indicated that over the next 10 years, China plans to bring in an average of 50 to 100 experts per year for a total of 500 to 1,000 foreign experts. The priority is to bring in strategic scientists, leading technology experts, and international innovative teams that can make breakthroughs in critical technologies, develop high tech and emerging industries, and bring about new disciplines in science.

Source: Xinhua, December 20, 2011