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US-China tensions expected to escalate further after Donald Trump promises action over Hong Kong

SCMP Photo Reuters China-Tensions by Sarah Zheng

  • Relations between the two sides are likely to carry on worsening after the US President said he would end the city’s preferential status after Beijing ‘smothered its freedom’
  • Observers predict spiral of retaliation will continue and question whether trade negotiations will be able to carry on

South China Morning Post (SCMP)
30 May 2020 09:02 PM

by Sarah Zheng (with quotes from Dr. David Zweig)

China and the US have little room to defuse tensions after Washington announced it would end Hong Kong’s special status, observers believe.

On Friday […]

What lies behind Beijing’s imposition of a national security law in Hong Kong? Fear, not arrogance

Photo for SCMP by Simon Song

  • China’s leaders are facing challenges on multiple fronts – from the economy to global criticism of their handling of Covid-19
  • Beijing believes that another summer of protests in Hong Kong and what it perceives as hostile US activities in the city cannot be tolerated

South China Morning Post (SCMP)
30 May 2020 06:30 AM

by Dr David Zweig

Many people believe that Beijing’s decision this week to introduce […]

AMERICA CHALLENGES CHINA’S NATIONAL TALENT PROGRAMS

CSIS-CSIS-America-Challenges-5May-2020

BY DAVID ZWEIG AND SIQIN KANG | No. 4 | MAY 2020

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Thousand Talents Program (TTP) was created by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2008 to overcome the brain drain of Chinese talent that has seen many of the best Chinese scholars and researchers take up residency in Canada, the United Kingdom, and particularly the United States.

The goal of Li Yuanchao, a reformist former CCP Politburo member who created the […]

Beijing is getting tough on the democracy movement, but at what cost to Hong Kong?

Illustration by Craig Stephens for SCMP

  • Beijing has recognised that, under the current conditions, it can’t keep Hong Kong’s opposition forces under control
  • Something has to give, and that something is China’s promise to grant Hong Kong civil liberties and universal suffrage
South China Morning Post (SCMP)
1 May 2020 06:15 AM

by Dr David Zweig

It’s not […]

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

| Journal of Contemporary China
David Zweig, Kang Siqin & Wang Huiyao

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 this studymeasure the quality of that talent? And, if the best are not returning, why not? Is the ‘institutional culture’ within the scientific and academic institutions the […]

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Forces Score Landslide Win

Hong Kong Election Supporters of pro-democracy candidate Angus Wong celebrate after he won in district council elections in Hong Kong, early Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Vote counting was underway in Hong Kong early Monday after a massive turnout in district council elections seen as a barometer of public support for pro-democracy protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory for more than five months. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement and Beijing’s Fear of Foreign Influence

| Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
David Zweig is the Director, Center on China’s Transnational Relations and Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Under “one country, two systems,” the legal framework under Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, called the Basic Law, for managing Hong Kong’s reversion to Chinese sovereignty, the city was to maintain “a […]

If the protest violence continues in Hong Kong, the only winners are Beijing and one-party rule

Copyright Craig Stephens Illustration Craig Stephens for the SCMP

| SCMP
David Zweig is Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Director of Transnational China Consulting Limited

  • The violence in Hong Kong benefits Beijing and its narrative that one-party rule is the basis of prosperity. Beijing’s curtailing of Hong Kong’s most important institutions has helped foment the current crisis, but violence […]

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Books

Agrarian Radicalism in China, 1968-1981

David Zweig
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989

SYNOPSIS: During and after the Cultural Revolution, radical leaders in the Chinese Communist Party tried […]

国际政治经济学与中国的全球化

Zweig, David; 陈志敏

21世纪的中国是全球化高歌猛进的中国。2001年,中国终于加入了贸易组织。2003年,中国成为了全球第一大外国直接投资接受国。2004年,中国超越了日本,成为了第三贸易国。在中国国内,社会主义市场经济制度基本成型,行政体制改革不断深入,社会主义民主政治建设成为重要的议事日程。所有这一切的变化既是中国全球化的表征,也在一定意义上是中国全球化的结果。

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Book Chapters

海歸還是海待? 海外回國留學生的就業問題研究

China Scholarship Development Report

Zweig, David Stephen
Han, Donglin

中国留学人才发展报告, 2009 / 王辉耀编; 苗丹国, 程希副编. 北京市 : 机械工业出版社, 2009, p.279-294

内容简介:《中国留学人才发展报告(2009)》是国内外众多研究中国留学人才问题的学者、专家,以及在出国留学管理和服务岗位上长期关注这一问题的工作人员合作的结晶。
《中国留学人才发展报告(2009)》编写人员既有“海归”和在外留学人员,也有不具留学经历的本土学者,他们对中国留学人才问题的关注和研究,既有历史学和社会学的审视,也有政治学和经济学的考察,构成了一个具有相对合理知识结构的团队。
《中国留学人才发展报告(2009)》既有宏观概述,也有个案分析;既有基于社会调查进行的实证研究,也有对档案资料的发掘和梳理;既有具体工作实践中的认知积累和理论总结,也有学术研究的批判反思和观点提炼。
《中国留学人才发展报告(2009)》最后的《出国留学60年大事概览(1949~2009)》是迄今为止最全面、最准确、最完整的一份对于新中国出国留学活动60年重大事件的史料记录,对于研究中国当代留学问题具有重要的参考价值。

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