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China: Reversing the Brain Drain

The return of the 'sea turtles'

Brain drains rob developing countries of valuable human talent, as their best and brightest people go abroad to study and opt to stay in the developed world. For many years, the People’s Republic of China has been no exception to this phenomenon. In recent years, however, tens of thousand of people trained abroad have been returning to China, World Econmy & Development In Brief reports.


As China’s economy continues to grow exponentially, the country faces a shortage of locally educated managers with international experience. But more and more Chinese who previously left the country to study abroad are heading back to the land of opportunities, according to a recent article by David Zweig in ILO’s International Labour Review ...

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Posted: 11 December 2006

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