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Changsha holds roadshow to lure overseas Chinese

Updated: 2017-09-20

 

The Hunan province capital of Changsha held a roadshow on Sept 19 to attract overseas Chinese talents to invest and start a business in the city.

 

More than 100 high-level overseas Chinese business people attended the event, returning from 12 countries including Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

Guo Jun, deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council, said in his speech that the activity has spurred the passions of overseas Chinese's involvement in innovation and starting up businesses in their motherland.

 

Changsha, Hunan province, holds a roadshow to attract overseas Chinese talents to invest and start a business in the city on Sept 19. [Photo by Huang Qiqing/icswb.com]

 

Located at the Changsha National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Changsha's Qiaomengyuan – the Overseas Chinese Creation and Innovation Development Zone was established in January of 2016. It is a place for overseas Chinese and returned Chinese students to realize their dreams, and is the ninth innovation incubator of its kind in the country.

 

It has grown to be home to a 100-billion yuan ($15.23 billion) industrial cluster focusing on advanced manufacturing, electronic information and new materials.

 

Over 400 overseas Chinese enterprises have settled down and some 10,000 overseas talents have been drawn to strive for their dreams in the region.

 

Other highlights of the activity include a forum enabling young doctors to network, a roadshow to showcase overseas Chinese-led projects and lectures centering on Hunan's economic situation and investment environment given by experts and scholars.

 

Overseas Chinese are briefed on the innovation and entrepreneurial environment, personnel policies and talent attraction at the Changsha Overseas Chinese Creation and Innovation Development Zone, in Changsha National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone. [Photo by Huang Qiqing/icswb.com]

 

Chen Xiangqun, executive vice governor of Hunan province, said that high-level talent will make great contributions to Hunan's deepening reform and opening up policy with their strong economic strength, mature business network and advanced management philosophy.

 

Changsha has introduced several preferential policies to attract skilled personnel to come to the city in recent years, especially for those who engage in major industries and projects.

 

Overseas Chinese visit Farsoon Technologies, based in the Overseas Chinese Creation and Innovation Development Zone, Changsha, on Sept 19. [Photo by Huang Qiqing/icswb.com]

 

Chen said that he hoped the activity will help improve people-to-people exchanges and cooperation in broader fields and across a wider range.

 

The promotion event was hosted by the Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council, and organized by Foreign Affairs (Overseas Chinese Affairs) Office of Hunan Provincial People's Government, and Changsha government.

 

Source: Changsha Evening News