Xiamen shouldn't unilaterally poach Taiwan talent: MAC
By Linger Liu,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Mainland Affairs Council said the Xiamen Municipal Government should not support vicious competition to attract talented Taiwan workers to Xiamen, the council said.
March 9, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
The council said cross-strait cooperation should be based on equal opportunity in the sharing of human talent so that industries can create further investment opportunities. The Xiamen government should not be offering work packages to attract Taiwan workers without dialogue between the two sides of the strait, the council said.
According to the Xiamen government, Xiamen city plans to hire around 300 Taiwanese who have a high level of education and expertise in diverse industries. The Xiamen government sponsors work opportunity packages, promising professionals housing, a good work environment, social security and education for family members
The council said if the Xiamen government has no intention to hire experts in military services, or to employ them into political or military institutes, it would be legal for the Xiamen government to attract Taiwan workers. According to the council, Taiwanese are not eligible to work as members of political institutions on the mainland.
The council said talented professionals are attractive human resources in every nation. The talent cooperation between the mainland and Taiwan should be discussed at a government level to maintain the two parties' economic cooperation in different industries, said the council.
Hiring Roles in Xiamen
According to the Xiamen government, Xiamen enterprises aim to recruit professional and technical talents and management talents possessing a bachelor's degree or higher, or at least medium-level professional credentials, regardless of the nationality, household registration, location, identity, record and personnel status of the workers.
The Xiamen government says any enterprise, except those with foreign sole proprietorships, that intends to recruit any foreign talent may apply for subsidies for introduction of foreign technical and management talents (an annual per capita subsidy of 20,000 to 40,000 yuan for ordinary projects and 200,000 to 500,000 yuan for key projects).