Shenzhen must attract top talent to keep growing, Chinese President Xi Jinping says

Shenzhen must attract top talent to keep growing, Chinese President Xi Jinping says

Shenzhen must strive to attract world-class talent to ensure its future development, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday during his visit to the south China hi-tech hub.

Authorities in the city “should implement a more open talent policy to attract and train talents on par with international standards”, he said on a trip to mark the 40th anniversary of Shenzhen becoming China’s first special economic zone (SEZ).

It was essential that the city attracted and retained “scientific and technological leaders, tech-savvy young adults and high-level innovative teams”, Xi said.

Shenzhen also needed to “modernise its governance” and “protect entrepreneurs’ rights” – on issues like intellectual property – in line with its position as a global megacity, he said.