Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 11, 2020 chaired a symposium attended by scientists in Beijing. Xi stressed the importance to attract top talents from around the world and create an environment with international competitiveness for overseas talents in China. The 2020 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 22nd Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars (hereinafter referred as the 2020 OCS) is co-hosted by the Ministry of Education, Western Returned Scholars Association and Guangzhou Municipal Government and coordinated jointly by 29 cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing and etc. The convention will take place on 18-19 December 2020 in Guangzhou.
OCS, known as the largest and most influential event and an exchange platform of the highest level to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship for overseas students, is now in its 22th year. OCS has attracted nearly 50,000 high-level talents from home and abroad, covering more than 140 countries and regions and bringing nearly 50,000 projects to China. On the basis of previous success, the 2020 OCS will be held online+offline, complemented with overseas sessions.. The offline event is held in Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Centre, covering an exhibition area of 20,000 square metres with more than 10 sections of different topics to present over 1200 projects. More than 10 professional forums will be held during the convention, attracting over 2500 of overseas talents and students. At the same time, the 2020 OCS also focuses on its online and overseas sessions in order to pave the way for Chinese students abroad who are enthusiastic about returning home to innovate or start their own business.
Transition to market orientation - To establish marketization mechanisms and mobilise multiple market entities
The 2020 OCS has been organised in an innovative form, shifting from a government-run model to a combination of market-based operation and government guidance. Relyi ... Read more