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Hangzhou among top 10 Chinese cities for talent inflow

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: December 13, 2021 L M S


An aerial view of edifices with lights in the Dream Town of Yuhang district in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on Aug 30, 2020. [Photo/IC]

Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Beijing and Guangzhou are the top Chinese cities by their inflow of talent over the past 10 years, Yicai reported on Nov 25. The Chinese financial media outlet analyzed data from 35 cities, including municipalities, provincial cities with five million populations, those with GDP of over a trillion yuan and Dongguan, a manufacturing-focused city in Guangdong province.

Compared to 2010, Shanghai has added 3.37 million talents as of 2020, obtaining first place. The city has many multinational companies and financial institutions, as well as outstanding capabilities in research and innovation. As a leading city in the Yangtze River Delta region, Shanghai also gathers talents from the Yangtze River Delta, East and Central China and Yangtze River Economic Belt.

The report defined talent as people who have completed their university study. 

Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, ranked 9th on the list.