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Hangzhou ranks top of Chinese cities for net population inflow

ehangzhou.gov.cn| Updated: April 21, 2020 L M S


Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang) [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]

Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, received an additional 554,000 people in 2019, ranking it top of Chinese cities in terms of the net population inflow, according to statistics recently released by the local authorities.

During the same period, Zhejiang province also leapfrogged Guangdong province to be the first place in terms of population inflow, with 841,000 people registered coming to the province, compared with 826,200 going to Guangdong.

Officials said that the Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang) is playing a significant role in appealing to and retaining top employees,

They said that each office building in the downtown area of Hangzhou High-Tech Zone may serve as a magnet to draw in more than 30,000 skilled workers to the city.

A single business like H3C, a new manufacturing company in the high-tech zone, is home to more than 30,000 employees, more than 50 percent of whom are researchers.

The Huawei Hangzhou Institute in the high-tech zone alone has introduced 8,000 high-caliber skilled workers.

The Hangzhou Innovation Academy of the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the zone is expected to recruit students this year.

Over 30,000 skilled workers come and work in the high-tech zone every year, injecting new vigor to the city, officials said.

During the novel coronavirus crisis, Hangzhou High-tech Zone (Binjiang) signed up nearly 39 percent of the total college graduates who agreed to work in Hangzhou, higher than all the other districts in the city.


The Hangzhou High-Tech Zone (Binjiang) is lit up at night. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]