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New policy promises jobs for foreign students in Hainan

By Ma Zhiping in Haikou | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-11-29

Excellent foreign students with a master's degree or above from Chinese universities will be allowed to find jobs and start businesses in Hainan and work permits will be granted, according to a newly released document by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

As a move to help Hainan deepen its reform and opening-up in the human resources and social security sector, the ministry will support Hainan in implementing an active employment and entrepreneurship policy, and encourage the tropical province to carry out pilot reform of international talent management to allow technical and skilled personnel from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, foreign countries and qualified overseas Chinese to work in Hainan.

The document said the ministry will also support Hainan explore a new model of shared economic development and conduct pilot demonstrations in the field of vocational training.

It will guide and support Hainan to upgrade development of its human resources market and build national human resources service industrial parks in Haikou, capital city of Hainan province and Sanya, an international tourism resort city at the southern tip of Hainan Island, which was announced by the central government in April to build a free trade pilot zone and gradually explore the building of a free trade port.

Wholly foreign-owned human resources service institutions will be allowed to set up headquarters or branches in Hainan province, according to the ministry's new policy.

The ministry will also support Hainan to open opportunities for public recruitment by government-affiliated institutions to residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and guide Hainan to formulate and promulgate policies and measures for recruiting and managing foreigners in public institutions.