Open Governance
Sichuan Issues Measures for the Identification and Management of High-level Foreign Talent

On May 19, the reporter learned from the Science & Technology Department of Sichuan Province that the Department, together with the Organization Department of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and the Sichuan Provincial Department of Public Security, issued the Measures in Sichuan Province for the Identification and Management of High-level Foreign Talent to strengthen the services for and management of high-level foreign talent in Sichuan and attract more talent to the province for innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Foreigners working in China are divided into three categories: A, B and C, and high-level foreign talent falls into Category A. The Measures focuses on Category A, which is further divided according to the existing standards. 

High-level foreign talented people are divided into three levels, A1, A2 and A3, based on their achievements. Specifically, A1 involves 19 identification standards that cover two aspects, with an emphasis on national talent programs and government awards, as well as internationally recognized top-level achievements. 

A2 involves 17 identification standards that cover three aspects, including provincial and ministerial talent programs and government awards, as well as internationally recognized high-level professional accomplishments and certain senior management positions. 

A3 involves 22 identification standards that cover five aspects. In addition to talent with internationally recognized professional accomplishments and market-oriented jobs encouraged by the Chinese government, A3 also focuses on innovators, entrepreneurs and excellent young talent. In particular, those with high-tech invention patents and entrepreneurial venture capital, and young doctors and post-doctors are candidates to be identified as high-level foreign talent. 

Foreigners with the title "high-level talent" in Sichuan Province shall be subject to dynamic management, and their title shall be valid for five years from the date of identification. Those who are eligible for higher-level identification may apply for identification again at any time. The relevant departments shall provide preferential policies and services for identified high-level foreign talent to bring convenience to their work and life according to relevant regulations.

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