The number of Chinese students studying in the US and European schools soared, offering fresh hope that returnees with an overseas educational background would facilitate China’s transformation into a society that resembled the west. Photo: Xinhua
Zhang Lin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhang Lin

Why are more of China’s students returning from overseas big fans of the Chinese economic model?

  • Zhang Lin, a Beijing-based independent political economy commentator, questions why returnees are becoming ardent supporters of the government-directed model
  • China’s economic boom offers returnees far more advantages than Western societies could upon their graduation

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The number of Chinese students studying in the US and European schools soared, offering fresh hope that returnees with an overseas educational background would facilitate China’s transformation into a society that resembled the west. Photo: Xinhua
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