On February 27, 2018, the Municipal Government Information Office held a press conference, releasing Measures to Deepen the Reform of Talent Management in Zhongguancun and Build an Internationally Competitive Mechanism for Bringing in and Hiring Talents, which contains 20 new reform measures to facilitate entry into and exit from Beijing for international talents, open up channels to bring in and hire international talents, support international talents in industry development, strengthen services and securityfor international talents, etc. Most of the measures have been put forward for the first time.
Being able to enter:
Spouses and children of foreign nationality can apply for permanent residence
As regards the application for permanent residence, high-level talents of foreignnationality working in Zhongguancun, along with their spouses and children,continue to enjoy the "Zhi Tong Che" program for the application for permanent residence. In addition, the new measures will allow their spouses and children of foreign nationality to apply for permanent residence via the "Zhi Tong Che" program, with the aim of achieving full coverage of high-level talents and their families.
Apart from high-level international talents and their family members, overseas employees working for Zhongguancun-based enterprises and renowned foreign experts and scholars coming to Zhongguancun for exchange will be able to enter and exit the country more conveniently. The new measures will issue visit visas valid for multiple entry to renowned foreign experts and scholars coming to Zhongguancun and overseas employees working for Zhongguancun-based enterprises, thus eliminating the bother to frequently apply for the short-term visa and making it more convenient for foreign experts and scholars to visit Zhongguancun-baseduniversities, colleges and research institutes foracademic exchange.
Being able to stay:
Scientists of foreign nationality can lead national technology project
The new measures also allow international talents to "stay" and "do well" in Beijing through opening up channels to bring in and hire international talents and supporting international talents in industry development.
To stimulateforeign talents' enthusiasm and initiative in participating in our country's technological innovation, the new measures will allow foreign scientists who have been granted permanent residence to leadnational technology projects within the Zhongguancun Demonstration Zone, while supporting high-level foreign personnel in leading Beijing's municipal technology projects.The implementation of the measureswill help expandthe role of foreign talentsin scientific research and improve the levels of domestic scientific research in some fields.
Meanwhile, the new measures will allow foreign talents who have been granted permanent residence to act as legal representatives of new-type scientific research institutes within the Zhongguancun Demonstration Zone, which will make it easier for new-type scientific research institutes to directly bring in top talents of foreign nationality and strive for the dominance of international technology competition.
Being able to fast integrate:
Four pilot communities for international talents will be established
In order to enable international talents to integrate into the society faster, the new measures also put forward a number of supporting service measures, such as simplifying the check-in procedure for foreign talents andachieving convenient network registration for foreign talents withfixed residences or fixed workplaces in Beijing, thus saving time and cost; supporting relevant insurance institutions developing and setting up insurance products targeted at foreign talents toprovide strong guarantees for them todevelop in Beijing without worries and attract more of them to Zhongguancun;pilot communities for international talents will be established in Wangjing (Chaoyang District), ZhongguancunStreet, Beijing Future Science Park (Changping District) and the new Shougang Area in 2018, providing a range of guarantees for foreign talents, including medical care, housing andchild education and making them feel at home.