Think tankers’ new English book to illustrate International Migration of China

May 27 , 2019
A new English book over the migration topics in China authored by CCG founders Dr. Wang Huiyao and Dr. Miao Lu has been published in October, 2017, by the prominent Singaporean publishing house Springer Group.

A new English book over the migration topics in China authored by CCG founders Dr. Wang Huiyao and Dr. Miao Lu has been published in October, 2017, by the prominent Singaporean publishing house Springer Group.

The book, titled “International Migration of China: Status, Policy and Social Response to the Globalization of Migration,” was published as China is facing the third wave of migration since the Reform and Opening-up policy was undertaken, which is also a progress of massive integral part of global migration and talent competition.

The book summarizes the major changes to the scale, groups and models of international migration in China through the past 30 years, and identifies the new trends and features in the context of China’s current social development. The book, in particular, discusses the barriers in attracting overseas Chinese and international talents to China and the policies to make breakthrough, and thereafter proposes more ideas on how to enhance China’s global talent competitiveness to change the disadvantaged situation.

In the new English book, the two co-authors categorize international migrants in China into three groups – international students, tourists, and foreign skilled workers and all of them are recognized as key forces to China’s economic and social development.

According to UN statistics, in many developed countries, the number of international migrants account for more than 20% of national population. However, the percentage number is only 0.06% in China, far below than the world’s average level at 3.2% and even lower than the average level in other developing countries at 1.6%.

Therefore, it is advised that the Chinese government further pushes forward immigration policy reform to capitalize on the 3rd wave of international migration. Meanwhile, additional efforts are also suggested to crack down illegal immigrations in China.

Dr. Wang and Dr. Miao both are well-known for their expertise in this field over long-term research and policy advisory experience. Dr. Wang is the only Chinese counselor from International Organization for Migration’s advisory board. In 2016, his first English book on this issue, Reverse Migration in Contemporary China: Returnees, Entrepreneurship and the Chinese Economy, was published by Palgrave Macmillan UK, which presented to international society a full picture of overseas Chinese returnees based on extensive cases studies.

This new book is a demonstration of Dr. Wang and Dr. Miao’s joint effort in the study of China and global migration issues, through which readers can gain a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing China’s international migration and China’s immigration policy development to attract more high-level international talents.


The catalog of the book is as follows: 

1, In the Era of Globalization: The Phenomenon of International Migration in China

2, In a Different Region of the World: The Categories

3, Reverse Migration in China: Contemporary Chinese Returnees

4, Global Talent Migration: The Barrier and Breakthrough of Foreign Immigrants in China

5, Evolution of China’s Immigration Policies: Visa Polices and Talent Attraction Programs

6, Suggestions on Establishing the Internationally Competitive Talent Immigration System

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