China Plans to Put Foreign Workers in Public Departments
In a proposal made by a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference during their annual meeting, stated that China should start recruiting more overseas talent to work as civil servants in some departments that is in need of foreign experts.
Introducing a senior foreign administration staff in public service can help in improving any advanced foreign administrative expertise as well as methods. Improvements can also be done in several departments in terms of scientific mechanisms. Departments that need foreign experts are departments that are responsible for handling and managing social services in which several foreign countries have already advanced. These departments are handling social security system and urban management.
Since Chinese law mandates that all civil servants should be of Chinese nationality, it is proposed that these jobs will be offered first to overseas Chinese before offering it to foreigners from other countries who in turn obtained Chinese nationality. Although the proposal gathered mixed responses saying that it will further burden the competition in the Chinese job markets, while other are in approval only if certain policies will be implemented.
China still plans to recruit at least 500 to 1,000 high end foreign experts in the next ten years especially in key areas in the economic and social development industries.