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First District-level Special Window of Overseas Chinese Affairs Set up in Hongqiao
10/09/2017 www.eastday.com

Recently, the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs of Shanghai Municipal Government and the Shanghai Changning District Government signed a strategic cooperation agreement on the overseas Chinese affairs. The two sides will set the “Hongqiao Sub-center of Shanghai Overseas Chinese Affairs Center” at Shanghai Hongqiao Overseas Talents One-stop Service Center, which was an important initiative to boost the construction of Shanghai as a scientific and technological innovation center, promote the economic and social development in Shanghai and the district and serve the overseas Chinese at home and abroad.

 

It was learned that with the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs of Shanghai Municipal Government setting up the special window of overseas Chinese affairs at the district level for the first time, the strategic cooperation is another useful exploration, and the two sides will carry out all-round cooperation in multiple areas so s to further gather the overseas high-level talents and better serve the overseas Chinese in their entrepreneurship, life and development in Shanghai.

 

According to the sources, the special window will be responsible for the consultation for administrative matters related to overseas Chinese, the preliminary examination of the application materials, the consultation for the policies related to the innovation and entrepreneurship and life service for the overseas Chinese and other work (with the administrative matters related to overseas Chinese including the overseas Chinese returning to China and settling in Shanghai, identity cognizance of Chinese with foreign nationalities, identity cognizance of overseas Chinese, returned overseas Chinese, children of overseas Chinese and children of returned overseas Chinese for the preferential policy of giving birth to more children, the identity cognizance of the overseas Chinese and returned overseas Chinese with foreign physician licenses practicing medicine in China, identity cognizance of overseas Chinese taking senior high school entrance examination in the city, verification of identity of returned overseas Chinese, the production and issuance of the returned overseas Chinese certificates, and so on).

 

According to an official of the municipal office of overseas Chinese affairs, the establishment of the sub-center will change the state of "internal circulation" in the departments of overseas Chinese affairs and service for overseas Chinese, give play to the advantage in coordination, provide the overseas Chinese at home and abroad with more convenient and better services, further expand the service functions of Hongqiao overseas talents one-stop service center, and enhance the concentration and radiation effect of the talent service in the Great Hongqiao area.

 

In recent years, the Changning Party Committee and the Changning Government have targeted the construction of international quality urban district, vigorously explored the implementation of the pilot programs for the municipal-level talent policies in the district, energetically carried out the talent and intellectual introduction projects, continued to bringing in and gather overseas high-level talents, and accelerated the construction of the cluster of innovative talents in science and technology with distinct trade function and modern service feature. In March 2016, Changning District set up Shanghai Hongqiao overseas talents one-stop service center; in May 2017, the authorization of the work permit for foreigners at the employers in Changning District was delegated to Changning District Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs, marking the first case of the delegation to a district-level bureau in Shanghai.

 

It was learnt from Changning that the strategic cooperation with the municipal office of overseas Chinese affairs will provide much convenience for the overseas Chinese in handling relevant affairs, further expand the core functions of Shanghai Hongqiao overseas talents one-stop service center, enhance the radiation effect of the talent service in the Great Hongqiao area, achieve the “five in one” integration of the work permit for foreigners, overseas Chinese affairs, the handling of the working papers for the people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the handling of the residence permit for overseas talents and the handling of entry and exit documents, and make Shanghai Hongqiao Overseas Talents One-stop Service Center a benchmark talent service complex with the most comprehensive functions for foreign affairs in all the districts in Shanghai.

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