China will recruit more high-level professionals from abroad this year, the country's human resources authorities revealed on February 19.
It is hoped that such experts will be engaged in the country's development, according to a statement from the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, after a national meeting of Party and government officials in charge of human resources.
China has operated a recruitment program to attract overseas Chinese experts to build their careers in the country since 2008.
So far 4,180 people have been recruited, with 861 of those being hired last year, the statement revealed.
These professionals, who are mostly scientists, have contributed to research in bioscience, plasma physics, nuclear technologies, space programs and satellites, it said.
But the government is also working on rules to end contracts with those who do not meet the needs of the country or fail to do their jobs, the statement added.