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Firms plan mission to recruit overseas Chinese

LOCAL companies and academic institutes will go to the United States to recruit senior professionals in October as 90 percent of applicants to a North American talents exchange conference for overseas Chinese said they hoped to return to China.

You Weishun, director of the North America Chinese Scholars International Exchange Center, a human resources service organization for overseas Chinese, said a number of these professionals will lower salary expectations in order to return home due to the dire employment situation in the United States.

Shanghai is one of the most preferred cities among overseas Chinese talents, he added.

The eighth North America Chinese Talents Exchange Conference, organized by the center, is scheduled to be held in Washington DC from October 16 to October 18.

The conference organizer was in Shanghai over the weekend to get famous companies, schools and research institutes to attend the conference.

The Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau said it will send a team to attend the conference.

So far, more than 1,000 Chinese overseas talents have registered and shown a willingness to return to China to develop their career, You said.

"In the past 30 years there has never been such a big group of overseas Chinese professionals who want to return to the motherland," You said.

Most of the applicants majored in biomedicine, information technology, finance and aviation.

Of the applicants, 52 percent had a PhD and 44 percent had a master's degree.

Nearly 25 percent had at least 15 years of work experience and 48 percent had worked for at least five years, according to the center.


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