On September 28, 2011, Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China spoke at a conference of state owned enterprises directly under the central government. Li emphasized that it is important for these enterprises to focus on developing, employing, and utilizing their own IT talent. Li asked these enterprises to “play a leading role in introducing and making good use of high-level talent, assess the situation and seize the opportunity to step up their efforts to attract talent, and build a high-level basis for their innovative and entrepreneurial undertakings.”
According to the Xinhua report, currently there are 8.97 million high-level personnel working for these enterprises, with 1.17 million in the field of IT.
Source: Xinhua, September 28, 2011