Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L, front) meets with foreign experts who won the Chinese government's Friendship Award for this year, along with their families, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 30, 2016. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)
BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- China will adopt a more open and inclusive policy to attract foreign talent and try to create a fair and transparent environment for them, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday.
Li made the remarks when meeting at the Great Hall of the People with a group of foreign experts who had recently received the Friendship Award, given annually by the Chinese government since 1991 to honor outstanding foreign experts in China.
Fifty foreign experts from 18 countries were conferred the award this year.
Li thanked them for helping introducing advanced technology and management expertise to China and promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
China will streamline "green card" application procedures and integrating foreign experts work permits and alien employment licenses into foreigner's work permits, he said.
Li also promised participation by foreign talent in China's national scientific research projects and better protection of intellectual property rights.
At the invitation of Li,the recipients attended the reception marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.