The Hoover Institution‘s publication, China Leadership Monitor has an article about China’s regional disparities and political tensions on this issue. The author is Professor Li Cheng. He wrote:
……China has witnessed a tidal wave of foreign-educated Chinese returning to their native country since 2000. A quarter-century-long effort to train China’s best and brightest overseas now seems to have come to fruition. These new developments, however, may also intensify political tensions between coastal and inland regions within the country and between foreign-educated and locally educated elites.
……This increasingly uneven distribution of human capital presents a major challenge for the Chinese leadership as it strives to achieve more-balanced regional development.