Students and expatriates prepare to fly abroad after Shanghai Pudong airport opens up to a handful of international flights on June 30. Photo: Ann Cao
Students and expatriates prepare to fly abroad after Shanghai Pudong airport opens up to a handful of international flights on June 30. Photo: Ann Cao
Brian P. Klein
Opinion

Opinion

Brian P. Klein

Foreigners are leaving China in droves. Does the nation want or need them any more?

  • The exodus is a sign not only of the heavy toll exacted by China’s zero-Covid policies, but also of the country’s turn inwards as it focuses on domestic expansion
  • Foreigners are no longer considered vital to the nation’s progress. But the loss of the very people with knowledge, experience and connections to China is significant

Students and expatriates prepare to fly abroad after Shanghai Pudong airport opens up to a handful of international flights on June 30. Photo: Ann Cao
Students and expatriates prepare to fly abroad after Shanghai Pudong airport opens up to a handful of international flights on June 30. Photo: Ann Cao
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