Reverse Migration in China: Contemporary Chinese Returnees

  • Lu MiaoEmail author
  • Huiyao Wang


Reverse migration in China reflects the latest development of contemporary Chinese returnees, and offers an analysis of current policies concerning the attraction of overseas Chinese talent back to China and the overall environment for the development of Chinese returnees. One aim of this study is to explore the contribution returnees make to transformative change in China and how their overseas experience and initiatives play into this contribution. We focus on contemporary Chinese returnees’ institutional entrepreneurial activities. Individual cases were built based on four select groups of returnees: (1) scientific talent working in the domains of government, universities and industries they are helping to build up and, in so doing, reshaping and improving China’s national innovation systems; (2) returning health talent working on the improvement of health care in China; (3) culture and social talent promoting new lifestyles and the development of the Chinese cultural industry; and (4) technical and managerial talent contributing to the growth of the high-tech and service industry in China and boosting the development of its new domestic economy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for China and GlobalizationBeijingChina

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