A newly created Hollands agriculture department in China will hire a Chinese national to lead its new farm, farming and forestry division, according to an email from the department’s chief executive.
The hire, first reported by the South China Morning Post, comes after Chinese-Australian entrepreneur and Chinese businessman Zhen Yang became head of the new Hollandais Department of Agriculture in September.
The job posting for the new director of the Chinese Agriculture Department reads, “Our department is looking for a new manager who has experience in the field of China and has expertise in the area of rural and regional agriculture, with a strong knowledge of agricultural economics, land management, market, and marketing.”
According to the job posting, Yang is from the Chinese city of Shandong, where he had worked for several years.
“We are looking for someone with the ability to take care of our department and its objectives,” the post reads.
“I am also a passionate farmer who has worked in China for many years.
My passion is in growing the local agricultural sector and this will be my first job in China.
I am interested in growing our industry, working on our farm and developing the business in China.”
Yang is one of a number of Chinese businessmen who have made a number, or at least a large number, of foreign visits to Australia.
In November, for instance, Chinese billionaire Li Ka-shing visited Sydney to speak at a business conference.
In May, Chinese state media reported that Chinese businessman Zhang Zhigang also visited Australia in March.
Other Chinese businesspeople have also visited the country, such as former US President Bill Clinton, Chinese vice president Wang Yi and the billionaire owner of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, David Gallop.
In January, Chinese businessman Wang Zhigao was seen on a plane bound for Australia, and the Australian government said he would visit the country on a high-profile state visit in the future.