In 2013, at the 7th Yangtze River Delta Regional Foreign Experts Supply and Demand Meeting held in Nanjing, Jiangsu, the foreigners who were employed were negotiating with the employer.
The sustained and rapid development of China’s economy and the continuous and rational adjustment of its industrial structure are attracting more and more foreigners to target employment in the Chinese talent market. According to a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on February 12, China has long been a “magnet” for attracting job seekers from Western countries. This is even more so. Many foreigners have used China as their overseas career. Ground.
According to the latest statistics, in 2012, the number of foreigners working in mainland China increased to 240,000, an increase of 17% over 2007, and this number is still climbing further. As far as the region is concerned, although Hong Kong has great appeal to Western financial practitioners, mainland China, especially Beijing and Shanghai, has become the most popular workplace for foreign job seekers.
Development space and cost of living are the main considerations
The BBC report says that for most foreigners, once they come to China, they seem to like it. This is a country full of vitality. A survey by HSBC found that “China is ranked as the best overall job destination based on remuneration packages and feedback on raising children abroad, ahead of Germany and Singapore”.
Alice, who lives in Crawford Street in central London, told this reporter that her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter are all in China. They only came back once a year. My son likes China very much and works very well. China is full of feelings. Although wages are not high compared to the UK, the cost of living in China is very low and you can save a lot of money. In addition, they get along very well with their Chinese colleagues.
Statistics show that nearly half of the 240,000 foreigners working in China in 2012 came from the United States, and the British accounted for about 20%. The British media commented: “Although this number sounds less than the 4.7 million Britons or 1 million Australians who have permanently emigrated overseas, it represents a variety of specialized jobs and highly qualified personnel. ”
I want to grow my talents in China, accumulate experience and seek greater room for growth and development. This is the main consideration for many foreigners working in China. A young female college student from California, USA, succeeded in getting a job in Beijing. She said: “Compared with the West, Chinese companies offer lower entry fees, but low wages can be exchanged for working experience in China. Opportunity, then get a satisfactory high-paying position in your future career. ”
Low price levels are another major reason why foreign job seekers are optimistic about China. Lilia from Yekaterinburg, Russia, has been working in Beijing for more than four years. She first studied Chinese history and language at Moscow University and later went to Peking University to study. Since Beijing’s climate is warmer than Russia’s, the Chinese are very friendly towards foreigners. After graduating in 2009, Lilia decided to stay in Beijing to find a job. An important reason why Lilia chose to work in China is that she is more competitive in China than in Russia. “Of course, it has something to do with personal ability, but overall it is because China provides a good employment environment. In addition, due to the high level of Russian prices, working in Beijing can guarantee a higher quality of life in the same income.
Mustafa, who graduated from the Chinese Department of Ein Shams University in Egypt five years ago, worked in Zhejiang, China. Talking about his work in the Yiwu small commodity market for more than a year, Mustafa’s words revealed nostalgia and reluctance. He told this reporter that China has left two very deep impressions on him: First, there are relatively sound institutional norms; second, the Chinese are generally friendly and enthusiastic. In the process of dealing with the Chinese, he found that the Chinese are very willing to help foreigners. He also gave himself a Chinese name & ldquo; Wang Xiaogang & rdquo;, to make more Chinese friends. He said that the Chinese economy will continue to maintain healthy and rapid development in the future, and he has the opportunity to go to China again.
The rapid economic development creates a good employment environment
Ye Hill · Naguri is the president of the National Bank of Egypt Shanghai Branch, he has worked in China A full 14 years. He said that the rapid development of the Chinese economy in recent years is the primary reason for attracting him to live and work here. As an Arab, living in China needs to face the problem of adaptation. Despite this, his life in Shanghai has made him very satisfied. Shanghai is developing rapidly and full of opportunities. He and his bank are happy to benefit from China’s rapid development.
British media reported that Chinese employers are currently adopting a more cautious recruitment strategy because of the large number of foreigners employed in China. “In terms of jobs that require a second language, Chinese employers are now more inclined to hire Chinese with overseas experience.” Hudson Consulting consultant Suya said, “Because the cost of hiring foreigners is high, more important. There are still language and cultural barriers between them and the Chinese. & rdquo;
The BBC also said in the report, “LargeFor most foreigners who want to be based in China, it is still difficult to find jobs in purely Chinese companies. More employment opportunities are provided by foreign companies in China. “The report says that about 85% of “foreigners” work for multinational companies, with marketing as the mainstay, followed by banking, financial services and engineering.
At the same time, according to industry sources, Chinese employers now employ more foreign managers from Asia than Western countries, because Asians also have the necessary professional skills and high job qualifications, but The pay paid to them is much lower; in contrast, managers from Western countries are usually paid 50% more. At the same time, the language advantage is no longer important. Chinese employers who like to have special skills and unique knowledge in production technology and production technology, such as engineers and experts in the oil and gas field, will find more and better employment opportunities in China.
Jiang Junying, vice president of Samsung Group’s China headquarters, has worked in Beijing for many years. He cherishes every day of working and living in China. He said: “The law and order in Beijing is good, and I am most impressed. Even if I go home late, I don’t have much worry. “Wang Jing is an area where Koreans living in China are concentrated. Jiang Junying is very satisfied with the community environment there.” He said that many merchants use Korean signs, and supermarkets often see goods from South Korea. “More importantly, Chinese friends are particularly enthusiastic about our Koreans, and they can get help from shopping and asking for directions. I can always feel the inclusiveness of Beijing as an international metropolis. ”
(Reporter London, Cairo, Beijing, February 14th, reporters Huang Peizhao, Liu Rui, Li Wei, Qu Wei, Wang Xiaoyue)
Responsible Editor : Zhu Malie