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‘The Best are yet to Come:’ State Programs, Domestic Resistance and Reverse Migration of High-level Talent to China

Journal of Contemporary China  Volume 29, 2020 - Issue 125 David Zweig, Kang Siqin and Wang Huiyao Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Hong Kong University, Hong Kong; Center for China’s Globalization   Abstract Reverse migration has mitigated the brain drain for many Asian countries. But can developing countries actually bring back their best overseas talent? How can [...]

By |August 25th, 2022|Categories: Articles, China, Journals, Working Papers|0 Comments

ABC News Website July 1, 2022 With Extensive Quotes by David Zweig

Xi hails Hong Kong's autonomy but with a major caveat: Beijing has final say By Karson Yiu July 01, 2022, 5:35 AM HONG KONG -- In a speech celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, Chinese President Xi Jinping strongly reaffirmed the territory’s autonomy under the promise of “One Country, Two Systems” but [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Opinion|0 Comments

David Zweig on Bloomberg: HK Not Finished But Is Wounded Needs Healing

June 30th, 2022, 9:55 PM EDT David Zweig, Professor Emeritus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, discusses the significance of Chinese President Xi's visit to Hong Kong and the policy priorities for new Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia" with Shery Ahn and Haidi Stroud-Watt. (Source: Bloomberg) Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia [...]

By |July 4th, 2022|Categories: Opinion, Video|0 Comments

Will Taiwan be the next Ukraine? For Beijing, Russia’s difficult war offers a cautionary tale.

March 14, 2022 4:02 am By David Zweig   David Zweig is professor emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. If Xi Jinping was thinking of making a move on Taiwan, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he’ll likely be thinking again. For the Chinese president, the war in Europe is playing out like a cautionary tale. [...]

By |March 17th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Opinion|0 Comments

China aggressively recruited foreign scientists. Now, it avoids talking about those programs

Information on “talent programs” that drew U.S. scrutiny has disappeared Dennis Normile Science (magazine) A version of this story appeared in Science, Vol 375, Issue 6578. 20 January 2022, 2:30pm: Article contains quotes from Dr. David Zweig The criminal charges against Harvard University chemist Charles Lieber—and dozens of others ensnared in the U.S. Department of Justice’s China Initiative—have [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Opinion|0 Comments

Do Overseas Returnees Excel in the Chinese Labour Market?

The China Quarterly, 247, September 2021, pp. 875–897 Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 February 2021 Zaichao Du, Yuting Sun, Guochang Zhao and David Zweig Abstract Overseas study is a global phenomenon and a major business internationally. But does overseas study pay off? Using data from the 2015 China Household Finance Survey (CHFS), we examine the labour market [...]

By |January 7th, 2022|Categories: Articles, China, Journals, Working Papers|0 Comments

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