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The root cause of the lack of professional talent in China


With China facing a shortage of professional talent, a specific conference was held to address the situation, indicating a fundamental problem of the Chinese government.

From 27 to 28 September, the Communist Party of China (CCP) held a Central Talent Action Conference. The importance of the conference was shown by the participation of all seven members of the Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau of the CCP.

Noting that its technology companies have been approved one after the other, senior members of CCP put forward the slogan “Independent Innovation in Science and Technology”.

Despite this, Xi’s speech at the conference revealed the root cause of the plight facing the CCP—the lack of professional talent.

Huawei and Meng Wanzhou

According to Xinhua news agency, Xi Jinping said: “The party’s leadership in talent-related work has been comprehensively strengthened. The scale, effectiveness and comparative advantage of our talent pool is steadily increasing. Our country already has a large scale.” But, there is an excellent, well structured and prominent talent pool.”

Given that there has been no breakthrough in science and technology in China, Xi’s statement is clearly unconvincing. The CCP used to promote Huawei, a major Chinese multinational technology corporation, hoping it would dominate the Internet industry.

Nevertheless, Huawei’s noble ambition was thwarted by diplomatic disputes over the microchips that are needed to manufacture its electronic products.

On September 25, Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who admitted to using a Hong Kong shell company called Skycom to sell equipment to Iran in violation of US sanctions, was placed under house arrest in Canada for three years while fighting extradition. After reaching China. to the United States.

Because Huawei’s 5G technology was developed by people who previously worked for Canada-headquartered Nortel Networks Corporation, Meng Wanzhou, who was thus valued by CCP and living a luxurious life in Canada, expected It is promised that they will not leak any secrets of theft of Huawei’s intellectual property. After returning to China.

stolen knowledge

The CCP’s lack of technical expertise can be seen in a speech delivered by Xi Jinping, who said, “It is necessary to raise our awareness of unexpected situations and focus more on cultivating our talents.”

Xi’s statement inadvertently denies the above achievements in talent-related work and points out that China’s science and technology development in the past few decades was based on stolen Intel.

Once the theft stops, the CCP will be in trouble in no time. Can CCP really develop her “own” talent despite saying she will?

“We have the largest higher education system in the world,” Xi told the conference. “And this system is perfectly capable of producing a large number of talents and experts.”

The reality is that the CCP vigorously promoted the “Thousand Talent Scheme” in an attempt to steal vastly advanced technologies from the United States and other Western countries.

The plan is on the verge of collapse due to deteriorating relations between China and the United States, Japan and European countries.

Under these circumstances, a large number of Chinese students who wish to study in the United States have been denied visas or deported to China because they were suspected of technical piracy or affiliated with the Chinese military. .

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University students attend the opening ceremony of the new semester in Wuhan, China’s central Hubei province on September 10, 2021. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)

The reason the CCP’s foreign ministry condemned the United States is that China’s higher education system cannot produce the professional talent it needs.

CCP is the arbiter of talent

According to the Xinhua News Agency report, after mentioning a lot of talk about talent-related work, Xi Jinping suddenly said, “We should establish a talent access mechanism based on trust.”

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Such a CCP-style approach points to the root of China’s talent-related problem, that is, judging talent is primarily based on the trust of authorities, not one’s ability. To be recognized as a genius in China, one must stand up for the CCP and show loyalty to it.

In China, only those who are recognized by CCP officials can be deemed “talented” and valuable. As far as there are large number of genuinely talented people who are unaware of politics, they can only step aside as no one will consult their opinion or ongoing projects. If they disobey the CCP’s inappropriate instructions, or appear smarter than that, they may be excommunicated or suppressed.

This is why many Chinese with real capabilities, commonly seen in high-tech companies in the United States and other Western countries, were forced to leave China, a country where they became worthless. For the CCP, which has been pursuing regressive policies, it seems impossible to retain and produce its own talented citizens.

Xi Jinping stressed in his speech, “It is necessary to be talent-oriented, rely on talents, respect talents, treat talents well, and tolerate talents.” Talent, we must follow the right political direction,” asserting that “the party must manage talents.”

Thus it can be seen that the CCP’s political work of recruiting talent will continue as usual, and will fail. The CCP’s talent-related problem and its overall decline in the economy, technology and social system is rooted in the demand that its senior executives have been demanding that “the party should manage everything, including talent.”


The United States and other Western countries are breaking away from China, leading the Chinese to realize that the CCP’s so-called “systems advantage” and “national governance” are factually incorrect.

Enthusiastically praising Xi Jinping’s speech, the CCP’s mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency also published a commentary titled “Xin Jinping: Reading the Successful Code of the Chinese Miracle”, which continues to promote the so-called “miracle”, Which is worked out by “strong leadership”. team.”

Whatever the case, the truth is quite the opposite. China’s rapid economic and technological development over the past few decades has mainly benefited from close contacts with the United States and other Western countries.

It is precisely because of this “strong leadership of the party”, which manifests itself in the CCP’s concealment and spread of the corona virus, as well as in its provocative “wolf warrior” diplomacy, that China is excommunicated by the world’s major countries. The Chinese miracle then disappeared.

China’s development requires a large number of talented people. For China to create more of these talents, the CCP must dispel its belief that “the party must manage everything, including talents” and create a proper system in which real talents are in charge of the nation. . Only by doing this can China return to the world stage in the near future.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

zhong yuan


Zhong Yuan is a researcher focused on China’s political system, the country’s democratization process, the human rights situation, and the livelihoods of Chinese citizens. He began writing commentary for the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times in 2020.


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