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Chinese think-tank focuses on overseas returnees with new books

Monday,Jul 11, 2016

From: CRI English


Wang Huiyao, the president of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), and Dr. Liu Yipeng, the associate professor with Birmingham University Business School, introduce new books released by the CCG in Beijing on July 7, 2016. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]

The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) has released three English books, concerning overseas returnees’ career prospects in the country.

The release was rolled out at its headquarters in Beijing on Thursday.

According to the White Book on Study Abroad in China, the number of global returnees had surpassed 2.21 million as of the end of 2015.

But Wang Huiyao, the president of CCG, pointed out that, in broad terms, quantity has outweighed quality, as most of the returnees are hampered by lack of working experience or higher-level skills.

Dr. Liu Yipeng, the author of ’Entrepreneur and Talent Management from a Global Perspective: Global Returnees’ said he aims to shed some light on how policy makers can create an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship together with returnees in the book.

Based on years of research, Dr. Liu stressed the shifting of economic gravity as a key incentive behind the phenomenon of reverse migration.

Beyond this big picture, "those oversea immigrants will remember their home country and start moving back when opportunities come, as it’s challenging for them to integrate into local economic and social life."

He added, "in this case, they will not only make personal achievements in building successful careers, but also shape and contribute to the development of the Chinese society."

Experts at the meeting considered cultural matters as the major obstacles faced by returnees in starting their careers in China.

Dr. Liu suggested returnees to "change the cultural codes, understand the business practices and social norms in China, in order to better integrate to the cultural sensitivity or intelligence."

David Zweig, CCG’s Vice Chairman, encouraged returnees to take advantage of understanding both sides. He believed by keeping connected with their lives abroad, the reverse migrants can mobilize resources, information, and knowledge to cross geographic boundaries.

Established in 2008, CCG is a leading global think tank in China, which is dedicated to work in the area of globalization of Chinese talents and enterprises.

From CRI English, 2016-7-7