BEIJING, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- China will carry out programs in four key industries to import foreign experts during the next five years, according to sources within the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) on Thursday.
The four fields include agriculture, manufacture, the service industry and software and integrated circuits, according to the SAFEA.
The SAFEA said that China plans to attract 2,000 highly skilled foreign experts in manufacturing to boost newly emerged industries such as energy conservation, high-end equipment production, new energy and new material.
Also, 1,000 experts with management experience will be hired in the service industry to train more people in finance, insurance, security and comprehensive transportation.
In the field of software and integrated circuits, China will launch five international training bases to import high-caliber foreign experts and teams to further global cooperation.
According to a statement released by the SAFEA earlier this month, China will recruit 500 to 1,000 high-caliber foreign experts over the next 10 years in bid to further economic and social development.
Under the government-funded program, each of the selected overseas professionals will be offered a subsidy of one million yuan (158,373 U.S. dollars) to cover their living expenses, according to the statement.