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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 with one very strong caveat: Beijing has full jurisdiction and Hong Kong must respect that.

“One Country, […]

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

PoliticoMarch 14, 2022 4:02 am
By David Zweig

Politico-Sam Yeh:AFP via Getty Images

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 […]

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

Information on “talent programs” that drew U.S. scrutiny has disappeared

Science-vol375-issue 6578

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 put a spotlight on […]

Are China’s “Sea Turtles” Becoming “Seaweed”? A Changing Job Market

IHE-Boston College Center for International Education



No. 106 Spring Issue 2021
David Zweig and Zaichao Du


ABSTRACT: Analysts of China’s “reverse migration” largely ignore returning, short-term MA students, who comprise close to 70 percent of all returnees, seeing them as less significant.

Drawing on surveys of the past 15 years, this article makes four points:

US-China relations: Pompeo’s bomb-throwing Taiwan shift leaves Biden in bind with Beijing

David Zweig
South China Morning Post
18 January 2021, 1:00am:

  • By putting Taiwan’s status regarding the United States and China at the top of President-elect Joe Biden’s foreign policy agenda, he has introduced a serious roadblock to improved relations between the incoming administration and Beijing

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is probably strutting around and feeling his oats, having accomplished several goals simultaneously with his decision to lift all unofficial constraints on US-Taiwan relations in effect as of 2021.

No doubt he […]

To get young Hongkongers to take up mainland job opportunities, build trust and avoid politics

David Zweig
South China Morning Post
19 December 2020, 6:45am:

  • Those who want to work on the mainland will go, but the government should not expect a one-off policy to resolve anti-mainland sentiment among Hong Kong youths
  • Young people need to know the benefits and risks of working on the mainland, as well as the practical, psychological and emotional issues they might face

In her recent […]

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The War for Chinese Talent in America

A new book by David Zweig

Forthcoming next summer from the Asia Shorts Series of the Association for Asian Studies, distributed by Columbia University Press

One way […]

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 […]


Zweig, David; 陈志敏


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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



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