The Chinese government is looking to promote the digital economy through skills upgrading, and also by attracting skilled foreign workers.
At the recent World Economic Forum, Alibaba's Jack Ma warned that trade tensions between China and US could continue for as many as 20 years.
Artificial intelligence is likely to replace about 70% of occupations in China, according to the China Development Research Foundation.
The company says that "the need to help organisations to be better prepared for a changing business environment has become greater than ever".
Tsinghua University is leading the Asian continent in the latest QS graduate employability research, with four other Chinese institutions in the top 100.
China's efforts to recruit Taiwanese engineers — via above-market benefits packages — are beginning to pay off handsomely.
The Alibaba Talent Programme aims to develop the next generation of technology-focused and innovative PhD candidates.
Some 1,400 Google staff have signed a letter protesting the company's cooperation with the Chinese government on web censorship.