Analysts gauge talent competitiveness of Chinese provinces




>>  Analysts gauge talent competitiveness of Chinese provinces 

By Zhang Yunlong

Chinese talent development experts on Sunday of June 30 launched the country’s first comprehensive report that gauged competitiveness of different provincial-level regions in attracting and using talented people.

The book featured a more systematic evaluation method that incorporated parameters of talents’ number, quality, living environment and their innovation ability and contribution to local development in different regions on the Chinese mainland, according to experts at a book launch in Beijing.

It came as China’s central and local authorities have over the recent years been more active in global “talent war” by introducing more policy initiatives to woo high-caliber professionals and graduates from overseas.

The top 10 provincial level-regions in terms of talent competitiveness in 2011 were Beijing, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shandong, Tianjin, Liaoning, Fujian and Chongqing, the report said.

In another talent competitiveness rank the report gave on China’s 32 major cities for 2010, it listed Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Ningbo, Chengdu, Jinan and Xi’an as the top 10.

It also noted that in 2010, combined together, Guangdong, Beijing and Jiangsu received around 70 percent of all the returnees who had studied in overseas universities.

Moreover, the report called for continued efforts to improve China’s employment, entrepreneurial, living, cultural and policy environment in a bid to facilitate talent development.

Co-authored by Gui Zhaoming, director of the Hubei-based Talent Development Research Center and Wang Huiyao, head of the newly-formed Beijing-based China Global Talents Society, the book has been published by the Social Sciences Academic Press, which is reputed for publishing study reports from think-tanks. Enditem



>>  Jiaolong halts seamount exploration as storm approaches

By Zhang Xudong and Yao Yuan

China’s manned submersible Jiaolong on Saturday evening left a seamount under exploration to take shelter from the approaching tropical storm Rumbia.

Loaded on its support ship, Xiangyanghong 09, the sub is sailing southwest. Scientists said it depended on sea conditions when they would return to the operation zone of Jiaolonghai Seamount.

The storm is expected to enter the South China Sea, where the seamount is located, on Sunday afternoon after brushing past the Philippines, bringing strong gales and high waves to the area, according to meteorological authorities.

The Jiaolong performed a deep-sea dive at the seamount on Friday to test its positioning system during its first experimental voyage that began on June 10.

During its 113-day mission, the sub will conduct scientific research in the South China Sea, the northeast Pacific Ocean and the west Pacific, marking the start of a five-year trial period for the submersible before it starts regular operation.

Rumbia, the sixth tropical storm to hit China this year, is expected to arrive in Guangdong Province on Monday, hitting the country’s already rain-soaked southern regions. Enditem



>>  China sets up second center for teenagers

By Wang Xiaopeng and Baiying

The China Youth Development Service Center set up the country’s second education facility for teenagers in Beijing on Sunday of June 30.

Sun Zhu, director of the center, which is affiliated with the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China, said the facility will boost social education of teenagers in the country.

The base provides services such as physical exercise, science education, gardening opportunities, disaster prevention knowledge and First Aid.

The first facility was set up in Erdos in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2011.



>>  China’s biggest chemical equipment exhibition due in August

By Zhang Xu

China’s biggest chemical equipment exhibition will be held in Shanghai from August 20 to 22.

The 5th China (Shanghai) International Chemical Technology & Equipment Fair will provide a stage for over 650 Chinese and foreign enterprises from 35 countries to show the most advanced technologies of chemical devices, according to the event’s official website (

As a leading manufacturer of chemical equipment, China now has the world’s largest chemical industry, which is expected to expand annually with 30 percent to 40 percent from 2011 to 2015, showed the data from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Meanwhile, the country’s new supports and stimulus for the emerging industries will provide more space for the manufacturing of chemical devices, the NDRC forecasted.



>>  China’s Communist Party membership exceeds 85 million

By Wang Xiaopeng, Zhou Yingfeng and Chen Chunyuan

The number of Communist Party of China (CPC) members has surpassed 85 million, according to latest figures from the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.

The CPC had 85.13 million members at the end of 2012, according to a department statement on Sunday, one day before the 92nd anniversary of its founding.

Last year, 3.23 million people joined the CPC, the world’s largest political Party — a net increase of 2.53 million taking into account members who died or left the Party.

More than 44 percent of new members are frontline workers, such as industrial employees, farmers, herders and migrant staff.

At its birth the Party had only about 50 members and this grew to nearly 4.5 million when the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949.

Of the total party members, 20.27 million, or 23.8 percent, are women and 5.80 million, or 6.8 percent, are from ethnic minority groups, according to the statement.

In terms of occupation, farmers, herders and fishers totaling 25.35 million is the largest group, while 7.25 million Party members are industrial workers, according to the statement.

Another 7.16 million members work in Party and state agencies, and 20.20 million are managerial staff and professional technicians working in enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Students make up 2.91 million, the statement said.

More than a quarter of members are 35 years or younger and about 34.09 million have obtained degrees in higher education institutions, according to the statement.

In addition to the increasing membership, the number of the Party’s grassroots organizations also grew last year.

The CPC had 4.20 million grassroots Party organs across the country at the end of 2012, an increase of 4.3 percent from a year earlier.

These grassroots organs were set up in 7,245 urban subdisctricts, 33,000 towns, 87,000 urban communities and 588,000 villages.

Party organs were established in nearly all government organs, state-owned and private enterprises, and social organizations.

The statement said the structure of the CPC’s membership has been enhanced with younger and more higher-educated people joining. Also, the coverage of Party organs increased in 2012.

The Party also intensified its training efforts last year.

The CPC trained 1.48 million village Party branch secretaries and offered employment and skills training to 15.23 million members during the year.

The CPC also set up 11,000 Party organs and 456,000 service centers in order to improve the education and management of floating Party members in2012.



>>  Family murdered over suspected divorce dispute

By Wang Min and Yao Yuan

A man allegedly murdered a family of four, including a 7-year-old boy, before killing himself on Saturday night of June 29 in north China’s Hebei Province, local police said.

A 60-year-old surnamed Zhao visited the home of a man surnamed Zan in the city of Botou at 9 p.m., killing Zan, his wife, daughter-in-law and grandson with a hammer and a kitchen knife, according to the city’s public security bureau.

Zhao later telephoned his family and said he “had vengeance” before committing suicide at the site of the murder, police said.

Zhao’s son is the ex-husband of Zan’s daughter, and the two families have been embroiled in a divorce dispute, police said, adding that an investigation is underway.






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