China’s Quest for TalentsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
How to Transform the World’s Largest Workforce
China has been experiencing unprecedented economic growth for decades. But the country needs to continue its growth path for several more years, while its workforce is expected to shrink. At the same time, Chinese leadership has started to call for “common prosperity” and pledged to decrease inequality. To achieve both goals, China needs to invest heavily into talents as recently highlighted by Xi Jinping at a central work conference on human resources – be it by reforming its education system, increasing the labor participation rate, promoting life-long learning, or even by considering to bring more highly skilled foreign workers into the country.
What are the best policies to foster talents, and how is the Chinese government at different levels considering to use them? What effect do policies that are already in place have on talents? And can other countries learn anything from China’s quest?
In this webcast, co-hosted by Asia Society Switzerland and The Adecco Group, we explore China’s talent policies and their priority within the Chinese government's agenda with Markus Herrmann, Director and Managing Director Switzerland of Sinolytics, and Ian Lee, Regional President APAC, The Adecco Group.
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Ma Ling is the assistant president of Caixin Media, in charge of brand and communications and human resources. She joined Caixin in 2009 and is responsible for setting and implementing Caixin’s strategy for branding and HR. Prior to Caixin, she served for Caijing Magazine and was responsible for branding and external communications. She holds a master’s degree from School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University, and a bachelor’s degree in English Linguistics and Literature from Beijing International Studies University. She also serves as executive secretary-general of the Woodpecker Foundation, a media NGO dedicated to promoting and elevating the standards of professional journalism in China.
Markus Herrmann, Director and Managing Director Switzerland of Sinolytics, is an experienced advisor to European corporate and public sector clients focusing on business-policy nexus topics including regulatory ratings/CSCS (Chinese Government’s system to monitor and guide companies’ behavior), the BRI, policy-based growth strategies, technology transfer- and partnerships or government affairs strategies. He combines deep business understanding with policy analysis expertise and six years working experience in China. Prior to Sinolytics, Markus worked as a Government Affairs & Advocacy Director with Bayer MaterialScience (now: Covestro) in China and as Management Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in its Shanghai, Hong Kong and Zurich offices, focusing on financial services and industrial goods. Markus holds a MLaw from the universities of Bern and Geneva with focus on international public law and WTO law as well as a CAS in Public Policy from ETHZ.
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