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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, November 10 2021 - 10:37
Why Wuxi Is the New Magnet for Young Chinese Talent
WUXI, China, Nov. 9, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Wuxi, located in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, is becoming a top 
destination for young Chinese talent day by day. The Youth Talent Selection 
Program has become a magnet attracting young people to Wuxi. In its four years 
of operation, 489 young talents have been selected and assigned to posts in 
government organizations and business. Their employers offer targeted and 
continuous career development plans for those selected. 

The program has attracted graduates from Oxford, Columbia, Peking University 
and Tsinghua, among others, according to Wuxi Municipal People's Government. 
This year, an announcement of Wuxi and its Youth Talent Selection Program has 
been published not only on Chinese and foreign media platform, but also on the 
WeChat accounts of renowned universities, and the official social media 
channels of international organizations.  

Young talents in China are no longer focused on flocking to first-tier cities. 
Today, enjoying a well-balanced life has become increasingly important for 
young Chinese, taking into account factors like the cost of living and the 
environment as well as development opportunities. 

Speaking of Wuxi, people would associate it with rich Wu culture, beautiful 
landscapes, well-developed industry and commerce. Wuxi local cuisine stands out 
with its sweet flavor, and the city is indeed heaven for foodies. In the first 
three quarters of 2021, Wuxi's regional GDP exceeded one trillion yuan (US$ 
156.3 billion), putting it in the forefront of Chinese mainland in terms of per 
capita GDP.

After earning a master's degree in computer science from Northeastern 
University in Boston, Huang Ziwei accepted an offer from Wuxi IoT (Internet of 
Things) Innovation Promotion Center in 2019. "My classmates are more willing to 
join domestic internet giants like Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent," she says, "but 
Wuxi's Youth Talent Selection Program attracted me with a broader development 
space and helped me transfer from the Internet sector to the IoT field," adding 
that Wuxi had great potential to tap into the future development of IoT."

In 2020, Chen Yu, a native of Wuhan, was treated indiscriminately regardless of 
her falling into the 14-day quarantine polices while participating in the 
Program. "A separate examination room" was specially arranged to give her a 
fair chance to compete with other applicants. 

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Source: Wuxi Municipal People's Government

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   Caption: Wuxi invites Chinese youth.