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Chinatowns and "Chocolate City": The Magic of Diasporas

Amidst a climate of widespread hostility towards immigrants in rich nations, The Economist points out the economic and other advantages diasporic populations bring to both host and home countries. Overseas Chinese, who taken...

Fighting Trend, China Is Luring Scientists Home

The New York Times reports on Chinese scientists who have made successful careers for themselves in the U.S. but choose to return to China after receiving generous incentive packages from the government: Determined to reverse...

China Draws Skilled Chinese Back Home

With the U.S. and the rest of the world in the midst of a financial crisis, Chinese expatriates are beginning to return home to find work, the Los Angeles Times reports: The Chinese government is counting on people like Jia...

Opportunities in China Lure Scientists Home

The Washington Post reports on scientists who are giving up prestigious positions in the U.S. to return to China, where they are provided with elite positions and abundant funding for their research: Lured by grants, tax breaks,...

In China, Pulled by Opposing Tides

The Washington Post looks at how Chinese who have been living abroad face the changes at home when they visit for Spring Festival: Huang, 36, is a “sea turtle,” one of the thousands of students who return to China...

Peking University’s fake sea turtles – Joel Martinsen

From Danwei blog: Early last month, Harvard math professor Qiu Chengtong accused Peking University of listing on its faculty “foreign professors” who in reality had little or nothing to do with the school. The...

Work, Family, and “Sea Turtles” – Sam Crane

From The Useless Tree blog: Here’s a piece from China Daily, discussing how Chinese who have left China to study and work in the US are now returning to China (and Taiwan – the story is clearly treating Taiwan as a...

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