In an interview with NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, Dr. David Zweig shares his research on China's "brain drain," Beijing's 1000 Talents Plan, and Washington's response to that program.

On January 27, 2020, the National Committee hosted a public program with Dr. David Zweig to discuss China’s "reverse migration" efforts, presenting the Thousand Talents Plan as a case study.

David Zweig is professor emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  He lived in China for four years, first in the mid-1970’s and again in the 1980s and 1990s. He has resided in Hong Kong since 1996. In 1984-85, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University; He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.
He is the author of four books, including Internationalizing China: Domestic Interests and Global Linkages (Cornell Univ. Press, 2002) and a new edited volume, Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony, with Hao Yufan (Routledge, 2016). Full bio.
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