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Lin-gang aims to be hub for young professionals, innovators

en.lingang.gov.cn| Updated: Feb 5, 2024 L M S

Management of the Lin-gang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone in East China's Shanghai declare it's committed to becoming a vibrant hub for young professionals and innovators.

Going places: View of the Lin-gang Special Area. [Photo/VCG]

With an average population growth of 30,000 to 40,000 annually and reaching 600,000 residents in just four years, it's implemented a "talent nesting project". This has directly led to the bringing in of around 58,000 individuals, reflecting an average annual growth rate of 128.5 percent.

What's more, the area has also focused on improving its urban amenities, including the construction of over 100,000 residential housing units and the establishment of new schools and healthcare facilities.

The area has attracted various scientific research institutions and is actively promoting cutting-edge industries such as integrated circuits, artificial intelligence and biomedicines.

Moreover, the Lin-gang Special Area is serving as a core area for the pilot project for building a national model that integrates industry and education – aiming to create a dynamic environment where universities, talent and industries collaborate closely.

This year, Lin-gang plans to organize over 100 business, cultural, sports and tourism activities of various types, boosting the number of tourist visits to more than 10 million times.

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