Seventy young Chinese talents from around the world are setting off on a tour on the mainland. Selected from more than 500 applicants, the delegates, comprising 55 overseas and 15 outstanding Hong Kong undergraduates, will visit Beijing and Shanghai. The China Synergy Programme for Outstanding Youth is jointly organised by City University and the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. Participants have to excel academically and non-academically. Stephaine Yang, 21, from Pittsburgh, said before leaving for Beijing: 'I expect a lot of changes and economic growth.' Ms Yang was born in Shanghai and moved to the United States in 1992. Since then, she has never returned to her homeland. 'I would like to see if there are opportunities for me to go back to work in Hong Kong or China,' said Ms Yang, who studies finance and information technology at the Carnegie Mellon University. Another delegate, Luke Su, 19, from Sydney, moved to Australia in 1986. 'I applied for the programme because I wanted to learn more about China,' he said. Mr Su studies engineering at the University of New South Wales. Executive Councillor Rosanna Wong Yick-ming, the executive chairman of the programme, said: 'The main focus of the exchange programme is to enhance the participants' understanding of Chinese culture and traditions and introduce to them recent developments in Hong Kong and the mainland.'