Foreign students will be eligible to join entrepreneurial startups in Beijing's high-tech hub, the Zhongguancun National Demonstration Zone, and apply for permanent residence, according to a new policy announced on Wednesday by the Ministry of Public Security.
The policy is intended to bolster the city's efforts to create a national center for international exchange and technological innovation.
In the morning of June 1st, the First Roundtable for World Youths and Chinese Entrepreneur Elites was held and the assistant president Yuan Hanqiao delivered the opening speech. He said Huazhong University of Science and Technology （HUST） paid high attention to the education for international students and had cultivated over 6000 talents from over 140 countries throughout the world. In 2013, HUST was entitled as The Demonstration Site for Education for International Students in China and in 2015, there were around 3300 international students from 131 countries studying on campus, which witnessed the rapid development of education for international students. He encouraged the international students to immerse into the local culture and life during the stay in Wuhan and wished them to become a new Wuhan citizen after perceiving this city.
Prof.Wang Jian from Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics delivered a speech titled as Light in Optics Valley Light up the Future, in which he displayed the origin and development of Optics Valley, the future industries and some vital research programs.
In the Q&A part, the doctors asked the enterprises a number of questions to their interest and in response, the enterprise representatives answered the questions one by one from perspectives of the favorable polices that the international doctors could enjoy, the development prospects and so on.