SINGAPORE,  19 Dec 2019 – Last Friday, China issued the first batch of internship S2 visa to 19 foreign students from the National University of Singapore who arrived at Chongqing under the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program.  Prior to this, China did not have an internship visa for foreign college students.

The talent program is a collaboration project between WiseNet Asia, Chongqing Yubei District Talent Service Center and Xiantao Big Data Valley, and is part of the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative, the third government-to-government joint project between China and Singapore.   The talent program agreement was signed by all three parties on 11 September during the Singapore-China (Chongqing) Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum, jointly organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Enterprise Singapore and Chongqing Municipality.

The Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program aims to be a platform for China-Singapore young talents exchanges and cooperation, as well as employment and entrepreneurship. Based on the joint service mechanism formed by the talent’s office of Yubei District Party Committee, Yubei District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Yubei Youth League District Committee and other departments, the program provides free accommodation of up to 6 months for eligible young talents at home and abroad, and short-term personal accident insurance.

30 students from the National University of Singapore will go through a 5-weeks internship training in Xiantao International Big Data Valley Park.  The students consist of Singaporean, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Chinese nationalities.  They have graduated from sophomore to postgraduate level, covering computer, electronic engineering, economics, financial engineering, business analysis, business administration and other majors. The duration of this internship will be extended to 6 months in the future.

As the core big data intelligent industrial base in Chongqing, Xiantao Data Valley has gathered together a total of 764 high-tech companies. The first batch of students will enter Huawei’s Chongqing Innovation Center, China Automotive, Chongqing Xiantao Consumer Insight Research and Big Data Co, Transsion Communication Technology Company, Xiantao College and other representative companies in the valley.

Ethan Neo, Head of Operations, WiseNet Asia said, “We are in talks with other universities in Singapore and have already confirmed the next one. We are planning to bring about 100 students to Chongqing for internship next summer.”

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13 December 2019, the staff of the Exit-Entry Administration of the Municipal Public Security Bureau came to Xiantao Big Data Valley to issue internship visas for 19 foreign interns who participated in the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program. This is also the first batch of foreign university students who are issued student internship visa by the Chongqing Police.

All these foreign students came from the National University of Singapore, and their internship in Chongqing lasted for 5 weeks. After submitting the foreigner’s face-to-face application registration form, company invitation letter and other application materials, in just 10 minutes, they completed the visa renewal for internship in China. Yida, a student at the National University of Singapore, said: “I think there is a lot of room for development in China.  If you are considering about working in China, you just have to look at the opportunity available after graduation.”

Before this, China did not have an internship visa for foreign college students. To facilitate an ‘opening up’ policy, the Exit-Entry Administration of the Municipal Public Security Bureau has specifically sought approval from the National Immigration Bureau. Foreign college students can come to Chongqing to participate in internships through the S2 “Private Affairs Short-term Visa”. Zhong Qian, a police officer of the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau of the Municipal Public Security Bureau, said: “For an enterprise in the Pilot Free Trade Zone, as long as it has registered for an application, they can bring in overseas college students for internships.”

Luo Xiufeng, Commissioner of Human Resources Department of Chongqing Nuoersi Education Technology Group, said: “It is also conducive to our company to recruit more excellent overseas talents abroad in the later stage .”

Ethan Neo, Manager of Singapore WiseNet Asia said, ” We are in talks with other universities in Singapore and have already confirmed the next one. We are planning to bring about 100 students to Chongqing for internship next summer.

(Eye 1-Chongqing Radio and Television reporter Chen Wang, Song Niannian)

Republished from Chongqing Re Bao.  View original news in Chinese:  https://epaper.cqrb.cn/html/cqrb/2019-12/10/008/content_249123.htm

Xiantao Data Valley welcomes the first batch of young talents from the National University of Singapore

This morning (9th), Xiantao International Big Data Valley (referred to as Xiantao Data Valley) in Chongqing held a welcome meeting for the first batch of internship students from the National University of Singapore (NUS). The 30 young talents from the National University of Singapore will conduct a 5-week cross-country internship training in Xiantao International Big Data Valley Park. This also marks the official opening of the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Program.

“Xiantao Data Valley’s 5G technology and unmanned driving are beyond our imagination”, “For us, Xiantao Data Valley has many opportunities for development” … During the welcome event, 30 students from the National University of Singapore visited Xiantao Data Valley’s 5G technology, driverless automotive, etc. Deng Kaihong, a junior from the National University of Singapore, is coming to Chongqing for the first time, and next month he will enter China Automobile Research Institute. He said that this opportunity for exchange internships allowed them to get a good exposure and also experience the speedy development of China’s advanced technology.

30 students visited 5G technology in Xiantao Data Valley

As the core big data intelligent industrial base in Chongqing, Xiantao Data Valley has gathered together a total of 764 high-tech companies. According to the relevant person in charge of Yubei District, under the first batch of 30 internship cooperation plans, the first batch of students will enter Huawei’s Chongqing Innovation Center, China Automotive Research Institute, Xiantao Frontier Consumer Company, Transsion Communication Technology Company, Xiantao College and other representative companies in the valley. The 30 students have graduated from sophomore to postgraduate level, covering computer, electronic engineering, economics, financial engineering, business analysis, business administration and other advantageous majors. The duration of this internship is five weeks, and the internship period will be gradually extended to 6 months in the future.

Chongqing Evening News reporters learned that the Yubei District High-level Talent Service Center, Xiantao International Big Data Valley, and Singapore’s WiseTern Asia, National University of Singapore, etc. have carried out in-depth cooperation agreements to jointly launch the Singapore (Chongqing) Youth Talent Station. It aims to take the lead in promoting interactive exchanges between young talents in Singapore and Chongqing. As early as September of this year, the Yubei District People’s Government, the National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s WiseTern Asia signed a memorandum of cooperation to jointly promote young talents from the National University to conduct internships and employment in Yubei District.

It is reported that the youth talent station in Singapore (Chongqing) is based on the youth talent station in Yubei District. Through the joint service mechanism formed by the Yubei District Committee Talent Office, Yubei District Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, and the Youth League Committee, eligible young talents local and abroad can be entitled to fully subsidized living cost and personal accident insurance plans.  By adopting the “online + offline” dual service model, there will be availability of office space, vocational training, market matching, entrepreneurship guidance, etc. This is an interactive platform for innovation and entrepreneurship for young talents. The 2020 Summer Internship Program is expected to achieve a 100-person Singapore internship delegation to Chongqing. In addition, more than 200 students from universities such as Beijing University and Chongqing University have participated in the “dual selection” exchange program for youth talent stations in Yubei District.

Yubei Youth Talent Development Station has launched 10 preferential policies, such as:

Subsidy for employment, food and accommodation for entrepreneurship: For graduates of relevant majors who come to Yubei for entrepreneurship and employment, they can provide free board and lodging for up to 3 months upon confirmation, and purchase short-term personal accident insurance. For graduates who are not yet employed or in the early stages of starting a business, they will be given a half-price subsidy for room and board for up to 3 months after confirmation.

Financial discount interest for start-up guarantee loans: College graduates and related vocational school graduates who lack the liquidity to start a business can apply for a start-up guarantee loan of up to 300,000 yuan. The maximum loan period is 3 years, and the interest is discounted according to the regulations. The project has a special 300,000 yuan full discount.

One-time start-up subsidy:  College graduates (including those who return from studying abroad) who are registered as unemployed within 2 years of graduation.  As legal representatives of small start ups and micro enterprises are entitled to a one-time start-up subsidy of 8,000 yuan per entity if they meet the corresponding conditions.

Participation in paid internships during vacations: If college students voluntarily sign up for paid holiday internships during college breaks, the internship unit will provide a basic living allowance of 50 yuan per person per working day during the internship.

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