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China confers Friendship Award to foreign experts

Updated: Sep 30, 2018 Print

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Ceremony of the Chinese Government Friendship Award is held in Beijing on Sept 29. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Vice-Premier Liu He said on Sept 29 that an open China welcomes more and more foreign experts to make innovation and start businesses.

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Vice-Premier Liu He presents the award to a foreign expert. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks at a ceremony where he presented the Friendship Award to 50 foreign experts working in China, who are from 21 countries, in recognition of their contribution to the nation’s development.

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Vice-Premier Liu He speaks at the ceremony. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

Liu said the Chinese government would continue to create a favorable environment for global talent to develop careers in China, implement a more active, open and effective policy to attract talent, and try hard to make foreigners work or stay in China more convenient.

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Zhang Jianguo, administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, speaks at the ceremony. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

China would keep its national scientific research tasks open to foreign talent, and protect intellectual property rights according to law, and provide foreigners working in China with conveniences in housing, schooling for children, spouse employment and medical services, Liu pledged.

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Ceremony of the Chinese Government Friendship Award is held in Beijing on Sept 29. [photo/safea.gov.cn]

The Friendship Award is an annual award issued by the Chinese government to honor experts working in China. It was established in 1991.


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