Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers a speech at a gathering celebrating the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hainan Province and the Hainan Special Economic Zone in south China's Hainan Province, April 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
HAIKOU, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China will support Hainan to launch a pilot program to reform its management of international workers, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday.
Technical personnel and those with professional skills from foreign countries as well as those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, will be allowed to work and have permanent residence permits in Hainan, said Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Overseas students with master's degrees or above from Chinese universities will be allowed to work or start businesses in Hainan, Xi said.
Xi also called for support for the province to establish management systems for recruitment of high-tech personnel from overseas and develop a more open mechanism in this regard.
Xi made the remarks at a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hainan Province and the Hainan Special Economic Zone.