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

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