A sculpture entitled Ruziniu, or the Willing Steers, has graced the lawn of the University of Science and Technology of China's Hefei campus for nearly 40 years.
China has established a deep-space exploration laboratory to serve future lunar and interplanetary programs, according to the China National Space Administration.
The Yangtze River Delta (YRD) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of China Western Returned Scholars Association, or Haichuang Center, has attracted an increasing number of young overseas-educated Chinese scholars to start businesses in the YRD region.
Some key institutions and companies in Hefei National High-tech Industry Development Zone are recruiting talents from around the world.
Hefei National High-tech Industry Development Zone held the first on-campus job fair this year at Anhui University from Feb 28 to March 1 and will hold more in other cities.
Suggestions for attracting more overseas Chinese to Anhui for innovation and entrepreneurship have been heard during the ongoing "two sessions" of Anhui province.
Hefei is developing into a high-tech talent pool by implementing an array of favorable policies.
President Xi Jinping has stressed efforts to implement the strategy on developing a quality workforce in the new era and to accelerate the work to build China into a major world center of professional talent and innovation.