SCMP: China Tries to End Brain Drain, Lure Foreign-Educated Talent


In order to transform Chinese economy from a labour-intensive to a high-tech economy, the government has recently introduced 1,000 Talents programme that aims to bring back foreign-educated talent.

David Zweig, the Associate Dean at the HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science, shared his opinion about the initiative with the SCMP: “I think that the programmes to bring back people full-time have had some success, but those are not the best people.” His research on China’s efforts to end the brain drain found that the very best talents are yet to come back, and the bureaucracy in Chinese educational institutions that hinders research prevents them from returning.

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