China will continue to cultivate and attract talents to work in the relatively poor western region to ensure its further development, according to a circular issued on Sunday.
The circular said the country should give priority to the development of education in the western region.
More money should be invested in the education sector in the western region and enough primary and middle schools teachers should be allocated in poor and remote areas, it said.
Training programs and practice opportunities should be provided for government officials and enterprise managements to improve their abilities, according to the circular.
It said local governments should make good use of the talents who have been working there as well as attracting more talents, and should train and attract more talents in medical, agricultural and technical sectors.
The circular was co-issued by the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and General Office of the State Council.
(Xinhua News Agency May 14, 2007)