Shanghai streamlined the procedures on Monday for highly skilled foreigners working in the municipality to get their residence permits within three working days through an online application, the municipality's latest measure to attract such overseas workers.
Shanghai residents who have a green card from another country can still retain their Shanghai hukou, or household registration certificate, according to local police authorities.
China will turn Beijing, Shanghai, and Hefei in East China's Anhui province into world-class science and innovation hubs in the future, an official with the Chinese Academy of Sciences said on Monday.
Shanghai Customs declared on March 13 the opening of a technological innovation service office, the first of its kind in China.
The development projects of Zhangjiang Science City have attracted a great deal of attention, including the newly established production line of Semiconductor Manufacturing International.
Shanghai has issued the "foreign high-end talent confirmation letter" to 52 high-profile foreign experts since Jan 1 when the policy took effect, the highest number across the country so far.
A public pavilion by Japanese personal care company Shiseido was officially opened in Shanghai on Monday.
US-based Dow Chemical Company, a global leader in specialty chemicals, opened the Asia Pacific Digital Marketplace Center in the Zhangjiang High Tech Park of Shanghai on Feb 7.