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Jun 07, 2018 07:38 PM
POLITICS & LAW

Chart: Cities Fight for Skilled Migrants

People queue in the service hall of a Tianjin local government bureaucracy. Photo: VCG
People queue in the service hall of a Tianjin local government bureaucracy. Photo: VCG

Competition among Chinese cities for talented individuals has heated up in recent years, as the country shifts toward a knowledge-based economy and grapples with a shrinking workforce.

On Tuesday, the government in the southern metropolis of Shenzhen unveiled an ambitious plan offering substantial housing subsidies to qualified white-collar workers. Other cities like Wuhan, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Nanjing have offered similar perks in the hope of attracting highly skilled migrants.

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