Happy New Year

Updated: 2017-12-29
 
 
Happy New Year
Remain True to Our Original Aspiration and Keep Our Mission Firmly in Mind
 
The year 2018 is approaching. On this special occasion, on behalf of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, I would like to convey the New Year wishes to government agencies, collaborative partners both home and abroad, and friends from all walks of life for their concerns and support for our work of introducing foreign talents and intellect. My wishes also go to foreign experts working in China and their families, and to all staff members in the field of foreign experts affairs.
 
The year of 2017 is a year of remarkable significance. The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (Hereinafter referred to as the 19th National Congress) was held successfully and the socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered into a new era. In our work, we had closely focused on the spirit the 19th National Congress; meanwhile we had widely studied and implemented the principle of “pooling and making good use of the world’s talents”, President Xi Jinping’s strategic thought about introduction of foreign talents and intellect. Through reform and innovation, we have tackled many difficulties and achieved significant progress in all work.
 
The year of 2017 is a year of reform and innovation. Under the guidance of the reform of the State Council to delegate power, streamline administration and optimize government services, we advanced the reform and innovation of foreign talents administration system. Working permit system for foreigners in China has been implemented nationwide and the R visa system for foreign talents has made great progress as well. In general, the environment for gathering and utilizing foreign talents has been significantly optimized .
 
The year of 2017 is a year of fruitfulness. We kept bringing in high-level, specialized and urgently needed talents in the hope of serving the innovation-driven development strategy, the revitalization of real economy, the regional coordinated development strategy, the improvement of ecological environment, and the construction of “double first-class” universities. By vigorously introducing high-level foreign professionals, we have provided strong talents support to the economic and social development of China.
 
The year of 2017 is a year of highlights. We successfully organized the 15th Conference on International Exchange of Professionals, and the awarding ceremony for the Chinese Government Friendship Award was held at the Great Hall of the People. With more valuable suggestions and recommendations, foreign experts are gradually being part of the think tank. CAIEP(China Association for International Exchange of Personnel)’s overseas offices in New York, Germany, Australia, and Beijing-HK Personnel Exchange Center marked their 30th Anniversary.
 
The year of 2018 is the first year to implement the guiding principles of the 19th National Congress and the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. It is also a critical linkage year to secure a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and to implement the 13th Five-Year Plan. All staff members in the field of foreign experts affairs across the country will earnestly learn and implement the guiding principles from the 19th National Congress, and the strategy of “pooling and making good use of the world’s talents”. The implementation of the comprehensive guiding document will be a thread for all our work, and the carry-out of the working permit system for foreigners in China will be a central task, focusing on attracting high-level, specialized and urgently needed talents. With further information construction, we will accelerate the establishment of a standard, authoritative, and efficient foreign talents administration system and an integrated government service platform. Therefore foreign talents and intellect resources will be provided in better quality. We will do our best to implement the R visa system for foreign talents, striving to create great atmosphere for innovative undertakings for foreign professionals. We will make unremitting endeavors to open up a new situation in the work of introducing foreign talents and intellect in the new era.
 
The journey of pursuing dreams will be a journey with winds and rains. We will unite around the Party’s central committee with comrade Xi Jinping as the core more closely, and stay on our mission. We will forge ahead and work hard to start a new chapter in the work of introducing foreign talents and intellect in the new era. We will drive hard to make greater contributions in the cause of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, striving for the great success of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era, and realizing the Chinese Dream of national revival.
 
Happy New Year

Vice-Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, P.R.China

Administrator of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R.China

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