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I Profound Intellectual and Cultural Heritage


Suzhou, cradle of Wu culture, has a splendid history of more than 2,500 years, and has produced numerous accomplished individuals. Since the introduction of the Imperial Examination system during the Shui Dynasty, Suzhou had produced a total of 45 Zhuangyuan (scholar achieving the highest score in the Imperial Examination). According to records in the Canglang Ting Hall of Fame, Suzhou witnessed the emergence of more than 570 high-achieving individuals. Today, among the academians of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, more than 100 are from Suzhou or have studied or worked in Suzhou. The Wu culture is much recognized for its innovativeness. Suzhou has numerous schools in the fields of painting, calligraphy, seal cutting, opera, medicine and architecture, each with its own characteristics. Suzhou is especially renowned for its embroidery, tapestry art, jade carving, lacquerware making and New Year's artwork carved in mahogany. Since China's reformation and opening-up, these fine traditions of the Wu culture have kept abreast with the times and inspired many great ideas, such as the "Zhangjiagang Spirit" of enterprise, the "Kunshan Model" featuring openness and broadmindedness, and the "pro-business concept" highlighting the importance of flexibility and learning from others. This reflects not only the enormous driving force of culture, but also the spiritual essence of unparalleled development.


IIIdeal Geographical Conditions


Situated in the Middle-Lower Yangtze Plain and at the intersection of Jiangsu Povince, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai Municipality, Suzhou is an important junction within the modern industrial chain of the Yangtze River Delta. As Suzhou is only 80 kilometers from Shanghai, it is only a 30-minute trip to Shanghai by various means: Shanghai-Nanjing Railway, Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, and the Shanghai- Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway passing through Suzhou. Suzhou has an advanced highway network, with highway mileage reaching 491 kilometers, and density approaching that of Germany. Those who plan to start a business in Suzhou can take advantage of the close proximity to Shanghai as well as the rich resources of Yangtze River Delta.


IIIFavorable Environment for an Open Economy


What is remarkable about Suzho's economic development is that the economy here is very much an open one. In 2012, the export-import volume of Suzhou totaled $306.00 billion -- To be specific, the export volume stood at $174.80 billion, and actually utilized foreign investment reached $ 9.08 billion, ranking 5th nationwide. Moreover, 145 Global Top 500 enterprises have invested in Suzhou. Another $1.2 billion foreign investment has been approved by the government and will be put into use. These foreign investments are from more than 80 countries and regions in the world. Suzhou was named "China's Golden City for Investment Climate" by the World Bank and "the Best Commercial City on the Chinese Mainland" 3 times by Forbes. The government of Suzhou always adheres to the value of "pro-business, pro-client" and tries its best to build a probusiness environment that is transparent, efficient, honest, standard, and comprehensive.


IVAdvantages of Modern Industry


Suzhou actively promotes the division of labor and transition of industry. It spares no efforts to develop high-tech industry and attract top professionals from around the world. In 2012, Suzhou's Gross Industrial Output reached 3452.8 billion yuan, including 2878.4 billion yuan from Enterprises above Designated Size and 1911.50 billion yuan coming from foreign industries. The proportion of investment in research and development to GDP is 2.6%.More than 180 foreign companies have set up regional headquarters in Suzhou. Suzhou was ranked one of the top 10 innovative cities in China, with 176 enterprise research and development centers above the provincial level, 337 engineering research centers above the provincial level, and 1864 high-tech companies.


VFavorable Policies and Measures


1 Gusu Innovators and Entrepreneurs Leadership Project

Those who are chosen can enjoy the following benefits: RMB 500,000 to 2.5 million as a settlement subsidy and approximately RMB 1 to 4 million as a research subsidy; free work place with a floor area of 100 square meters for three years; an investment of no less than 10% of the initial input of risk investment; a maximum of RMB 5 million guaranteed financing loan; scientific and technological insurance allowance of RMB 300,000 and interest rate allowance of RMB 500,000; preferential recommendation to the higher education institutions and research institutes of Jiangsu Province for being guest professor, research fellow, or supervisor of M.A. or PhD candidates. Enterprise established by those candidates chosen by Gusu 1000 Innovators and Entrepreneurs Project will receive an additional scientific research allowance of RMB 1 million and a guaranteed financing loan for a maximum of RMB 10 million if their proceeds of sales surpasses RMB 50,000 after 3 years from the establishment.


2 Gusu Key Industry Urgently Needed Personnel Project

For urgently needed personnel introduced into enterprises of key and emerging industries, RMB 100,000 and RMB 50,000 will be granted as a settlement subsidy to those with a doctor's degree or master's degree respectively. For urgently needed personnel introduced into enterprises of key and emerging industries, a total of RMB 100,000 will be granted as salary allowance within five years, with the per person annual allowance reaching RMB 20,000 and RMB 10,000 for PhD and postgraduates.


3 1010 Project

Since 2010, the government of Suzhou has been planning to designate 10 top experts that reach the level of "Recuitment Program of Global Experts" and 100 pioneering experts who have innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.


4 Seagull Project

This project mainly supports the flexible introduction of professionals into key and emerging industries, for example, the introduction of overseas experts through cooperative projects, technical guidance, training consulting, etc. Those with payment ranging from RMB 30,000 to RMB 100,000 will receive a subsidy that is 15% of the payment. Those with payment ranging from RMB 100,000 to RMB 200,000 will receive a subsidy that is 20% of the payment. Those with payment higher than RMB200,000 will receive a subsidy that is 25% of the payment but not exceeding RMB 500,000. The subsidy for a single expert introduction project or a single introduced expert should not exceed RMB 500,000.

 
 
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