China will embrace more talents

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/2/20 19:43:39

A recent article in your newspaper titled "More overseas students look for jobs at home" talked about the phenomenon that an increasing number of Chinese students who studied in the US will go back to China to carve out their career.

It is true that it is becoming harder for Chinese students studying in the US to get their H1B working visa as the number of applicants grows. Besides, with Donald Trump as president, it is expected that stricter immigration policies will be implemented, which will worsen the present situation for Chinese students.

There are still some Chinese students trying to find work in the US. Having a job in the US can help them gain valuable work experience, conducive to their career development. Also, some students want to become American citizens and getting an H1B working visa can increase their chances. A headache for Chinese students studying in the US may be that it's hard for them to find a job in China which can put what they have learned into use.

However, things have changed. China now is more appealing to Chinese students and international students. China has become the second largest economy in the world, and its rapid economic growth is still inspiring. The thriving job market in China is drawing more Chinese students back. What's more, with the deepening of reform and opening-up, China has learned advanced international management concepts and welcomed many well-known transnational companies, and thus, reducing some students' worries about not finding a job related to their fields of study.

One of my friends pursued a master's degree at a US university. Before she went there, she told me she would come back after graduation. "China is a good place for attaining personal growth and job prospects in China are brightening," she said. And now she has finished her study and works in a Sino-foreign contractual joint venture in China.

Apart from the US, more and more students studying in other countries have come back too. They have not returned because of failure to get a working visa. China is their home and the development of China's economy can open up more job opportunities for them.

Talents are important for a country. China has implemented the strategy of strengthening the country through human resource development. There are more measures China can take to attract talents. For example, China can provide more preferential treatment to returnees and international talents. Chinese universities can improve their reputation in the world so as to attract more students. And, Chinese universities can cooperate with universities in other countries, which will not only enable China to learn advanced teaching methods but also contribute to drawing more international talents.

Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary, once said that talent is critical in governing the country. With more talents coming, China will advance further in its development.

Duo Mu, a freelance writer based in Beijing

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