Shenzhen, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) -- "Shenzhen's overseas Chinese affairs work is very active, all departments involved in overseas Chinese have made concerted efforts, multi-district efforts, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao have close cooperation and exchanges, and overseas Chinese affairs work has a brand and innovation. Recently, Zhao Yang, a special expert of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on participation in and discussion of state affairs and former deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, fully affirmed the achievements made in Shenzhen's overseas Chinese affairs work in recent years during his inspection and visit to Shenzhen.

He believes that Shenzhen's experience and practices in serving overseas Chinese, introducing high-end talents, achieving innovative development, attaching importance to youth work, and actively conserving overseas Chinese resources are in the forefront of the country, which is worth summarizing.

During the discussion and exchange with the United Front Work and overseas Chinese cadres of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee, he learned in detail about the city's overseas Chinese affairs work in recent years, especially the city's ideas and practices for actively doing a good job in "overseas Chinese" articles, pooling the wisdom of overseas Chinese circles, and promoting the high-quality development of the city.

On September 9, in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, Zhao Yang, a special expert of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on participation in and discussion of state affairs and former deputy director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, held a discussion and exchange with Shenzhen United Front and overseas Chinese cadres. Photo by Guo Jun

According to reports, there are currently about 64,50 overseas Chinese in Shenzhen and about 27,24 returned overseas Chinese and their families. The city has registered more than 20,3 returned students. There are about 3,<> overseas Chinese-funded enterprises.

In recent years, the overseas Chinese affairs department of Shenzhen has focused on the work of the municipal party committee and the municipal government, regarded cohesion and sharing the Chinese dream as the theme of overseas Chinese affairs, and actively implemented the articles of "overseas Chinese" in terms of "economic gathering of overseas Chinese", "serving overseas Chinese", "platform connecting overseas Chinese" and "cultural attraction of overseas Chinese", and created a series of overseas Chinese work brands such as "Overseas Chinese Fair", "Overseas Professionals Shenzhen Tour", "Overseas Talents Face-to-Face", "China (Shenzhen) Overseas Returnee Entrepreneurship Conference", "Overseas Returnee Talent Job Fair" and "Overseas Chinese Returnee Job Training Camp". It has carried out a variety of cultural activities related to overseas Chinese, serving Shenzhen's "dual-district" construction and "double-reform" demonstration, and accelerating the construction of a more globally influential economic center city and a modern international metropolis.

Liu Xin, deputy director of the United Front Work Department of the Shenzhen Municipal Party Committee, deputy director of the Municipal Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and vice chairman of the Municipal Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, said that the overseas Chinese affairs department of Shenzhen actively integrates the resources of overseas Chinese affairs in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macao and overseas, and links the forces of various departments, districts, neighborhoods and community groups to promote the establishment of an overseas Chinese affairs work matrix.

At the China Overseas Chinese Investment (Guangdong) Conference held this year, Shenzhen completed 89 investment projects with a total amount of 1769.246 billion yuan and 31 trade projects with a total amount of 947.91 billion yuan. With the support of the overseas Chinese affairs department of Shenzhen, the Chinese Overseas Chinese Industry Fair has been held for 9 consecutive years, and only in the first half of 2023, the overseas exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok exceeded 2,6 professional visitors, and 356 Guangdong enterprises achieved an intentional procurement amount of 2.665 million US dollars, helping docking enterprises reach an intentional signing amount of 13.<> billion yuan.

Since the end of 2021, Shenzhen has launched the "Homecoming" - Shenzhen Service Plan for Returned Students, introducing a total of 231 work measures, granting licenses to establish 56 employment and internship bases, 5 innovation and entrepreneurship demonstration sites, 40 service centers or post stations, hiring 67 entrepreneurial mentors, carrying out more than 970 activities, and more than 840.<> million online and offline participants.

At the symposium on the same day, Shenzhen Yew Wah Experimental School also introduced the school's insistence on providing characteristic Chinese education for more than ten consecutive years. It is reported that in 2011, under the guidance of Lu Ruihua, former governor of Guangdong Province and the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the China Chinese Education Foundation and Shenzhen Yew Wah Experimental School cooperated to launch the Yew Wah Scholarship Chinese Class Program, creating a precedent for the China Chinese Education Foundation to cooperate with private high-quality international schools to cultivate high-end Chinese talents. Over the past ten years, the project has achieved fruitful results.

It is reported that for a long time, Lu Ruihua has always been very concerned about the cause of Chinese education, and under his initiative, many overseas Chinese leaders and entrepreneurs have donated hundreds of millions of yuan to the cause of Chinese education over the years. During this visit to Guangdong, Zhao Yang and his entourage also made a special trip to Guangzhou to visit Governor Lu Ruihua and report to him the latest progress in Chinese education.

During his stay in Guangzhou, Zhao Yang also went to the Guangdong Branch of the China News Service for inspection and exchange to learn about the Guangdong Branch's experience and practices in carrying out overseas Chinese propaganda. (End)