Chinese immigration officials have expressed the need for inviting more skilled immigrants to China. To achieve the same, the officials said, the immigration policy would be revamped.
Briefing the media more on this, a senior immigration official (under the condition of anonymity) has said, the new immigration policy would append a skill list to the existing policy.
The point-based skill list would enable the immigration specialists to cut down on the unskilled labour who applies for Chinese visas.
Further, such new policy would aim at long term and short term development of all professions. When asked about his views on encouraging skilled labour to China, director of the Centre for China and Globalization, Wang Huigo stressed on the need to remove all obstacles that prevent skilled individuals arrive in China for employment.
He has also observed that a large number of skilled Chinese nationals were migrating to foreign countries. In order to witness a rapid development, equal employment opportunities should be provided to the talented apart from encouraging talented foreign nationals to work in China, he reportedly said.
It has to be mentioned here that as less as 8,49,000 foreign national are residing in China, a number that’s very less compared to other countries.
Although a permanent resident policy was introduced in China back in 2003, it’s apparently disappointing for Chinese think tanks that only 5000 green cards were issued to foreigners.
Meanwhile, immigration experts in Canada and US were of the opinion that the government in China should educate their people on the need to welcome talent immigrants.