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Only 1,400 Chinese scientists return to China each year? But tens of thousands are lost to the United States

via:新浪科技     time:2023/1/28 16:47:43     readed:1433

Carrier Finance Kang Zhao/written

Some time ago, according to a joint report by Harvard University, Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1,400 scientists of Chinese descent have returned to China to develop their careers, according to a report by Asia Weekly. On this news, many people in China cheered, but in fact, the opposite is true: China has lost far more top talents to the U.S. than it has returned.

The definition of the so-called "Chinese scientists" mentioned above cannot be determined. Are mid- to high-end professionals in finance, securities, international politics, and other liberal arts professions in the United States considered "scientists" like those in science and technology?

The above statistics say that "1,400 scientists of Chinese descent have returned to China for development", but the number of mid- to high-end talents going abroad in China is tens or even hundreds of times more than those returning to China.

Incomplete statistics, there are at least 200,000 alumni graduated from 39 985 universities in China, moreover, most of these people are in science and technology category, although they can achieve company executives (CXO, VP, Owner and Partner), well-known professors in universities are very few, very few, even those graduated from Tsinghua and Peking University, most of them are just ordinary American engineers, but they still choose to stay in the United States as long as they can after graduation.

For example, statistics show that 88% of Chinese AI researchers with PhDs in the U.S. choose to stay and work in the U.S., and only 10% will return to China.

The most unfortunate of course is Tsinghua University graduates, Tsinghua University was once known as the "U.S. Prep", 2013-2019, Tsinghua University graduates each year to further study abroad (border) fluctuate in the range of 1000-1200 people, the largest number of people in 2013, 1162 people.

In 2017, on CCTV's "Open Talk" program, Shi Yigong, then president of Tsinghua University, regretted that "the first doctoral student he trained took him 12 years, and today there are 2,251 undergraduates in this class, but 1,670 of them have chosen to go to the U.S., and very few of them have managed to excel."

The implication is that 74% of Tsinghua University undergraduates in that class at that time chose to study in the United States, and most of them did not return to their home countries even if they were doing very well in the United States.

U.S. agencies are crying foul over the return of just 1,400 scientists of Chinese descent to China, while not mentioning that China sends hundreds of thousands of graduates from China's best universities to the United States, as if China should send top talent to the United States.

It's time to end the blind worship complex of Chinese college graduates for the United States.

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