The Bonded Area at the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) has taken various measures to attract talented personnel this year.
Fifty foreign individuals from nineteen countries were given the 2018 Shanghai Magnolia Award on Sept 12 in recognition of their significant contributions to the city.
Zhang Zheng, an American Chinese expert in computer science, became the first foreigner to receive a residence permit which allows him to work part-time in the Shanghai FTZ on Sept 4.
Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong announced that the city's greatest need is for an increased amount of talented personnel including top scientists and technical personnel on Aug 29.
Marc Oliver, a young French entrepreneur, recently became the first foreigner to obtain an entrepreneurship visa in Shanghai.
A total of 64 internet-featured startup projects in Pudong, Shanghai, competed for entry into three higher-level startup competitions on Aug 22.