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China to recruit more talented young professionals from overseas

12-15-2010 08:44 BJT

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- China has launched a fresh initiative to recruit around 2,000 outstanding young professionals from overseas in five years, according to a statement issued Tuesday by China's central authorities.

Under the government-funded "Thousand Young Talents" program, each of the selected overseas young professionals will be offered a subsidy of 500,000 yuan (75,153 U.S. dollars) to cover their living expenses and another subsidy of 1 to 3 million yuan for scientific research.

Applicants for the program should be professionals working in the natural sciences or engineering fields, aged under 40, according to the statement.

With doctoral degrees gained from prestigious overseas universities as well as over three years of scientific research experiences, the targeted professionals should currently hold teaching or research positions in famous overseas universities, institutions or companies.

The move is a follow-up initiative by the Chinese government to attract more talented overseas professionals after the "Thousand Talents" program, launched in late 2008 to hire 1,000 overseas high-calibre specialists, has already recruited 825 young talents.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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