Chinese and other international students wave flags at a Columbia University commencement ceremony last year. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Thousand Talents Plan fuels US suspicions about overseas students, warns leading ex-Harvard academic Wei Yingjie

  • The Thousand Talents plan aims to attract overseas Chinese academics to China; ex-Harvard professor Wei Yingjie is one such man
  • But at the ‘two sessions’ meeting, Wei says drive to lure tech specialists home heightens fears about Beijing’s influence on foreign university campuses
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Chinese and other international students wave flags at a Columbia University commencement ceremony last year. Photo: Xinhua
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Beijing’s efforts to attract Chinese talent back to its shores and to grow its science and technology talent pool have cooled off as the trade war with the US has heated up. Photo: Handout

US-China trade war suspicions have had chilling effect on Beijing’s Thousand Talents Plan

  • Once a call home to thousands of Chinese overseas, scheme is overshadowed by mistrust as conflicts over tariffs and politics poison well of goodwill
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Beijing’s efforts to attract Chinese talent back to its shores and to grow its science and technology talent pool have cooled off as the trade war with the US has heated up. Photo: Handout
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