China’s Thousand Talents Plan aims to lure the world’s brightest minds – mainly researchers educated or employed overseas, and particularly in hi-tech areas. Photo: Reuters

As China and US spar over tech, scientists would rather not talk about their talent awards

  • Chinese researchers facing visa issues and tighter scrutiny in America – especially those who are part of schemes like Beijing’s Thousand Talents Plan
  • Programmes to lure brightest minds to China are now highly sensitive and the US has linked them to forced technology transfers and loss of know-how
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China’s Thousand Talents Plan aims to lure the world’s brightest minds – mainly researchers educated or employed overseas, and particularly in hi-tech areas. Photo: Reuters
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.