China firms eye top foreign hires

In a radical departure, Chinese state-owned firms are seeking to hire foreigners for top positions. Shanghai-based Integer Consulting founders Matthew Maslin and Dang Xinhua explain.

What's going on in recruitment in China

Maslin Growth opportunities are legion, both with multinational firms and domestic companies. What's really exciting is that recent developments in the state-owned sector mean that for the first time Chinese firms are looking to recruit capable Western executives to run state-owned firms. That's a huge change.

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