In a very rare meeting attended by all of the nine members of Standing Committee of the Politburo, Hu Jintao gave a lengthy speech about the importance of talent to the country. The National Talent Working Conference held in Beijing on May 25 and 26 was also televised to Party and government agencies at the provincial level. While stating that talent is the “paramount resource,” and “the talent issue is the key issue that matters for the development of the cause of the Party and the country,” Hu emphasized to “adhere to the principle that the Party controls the talent.”
In 2009, the Party issued the Development Plan Outline for Medium and Long Term Talent Development (2010—2020), sketching out the strategies to build up the country’s human resources.
Source: People’s Daily, May 26, 2010