Jun 15, 2018 07:48 PM

China Lures More ‘Sea Turtles’ Home to Work

Stock photo: IC
Stock photo: IC

An increasing number of China’s brightest overseas talents are being lured back home, a new survey shows — more evidence that the “brain drain” phenomenon of well-educated Chinese leaving the country to seek better opportunities is being reversed.

A new report on what’s known in Chinese as “sea turtles,” a reference to those who return to the motherland after studying abroad, was released by the business networking website LinkedIn this week. The “China Returnees Talent Report” found that among users who had studied abroad and moved back to China in 2017, there was a substantial jump in the proportion returning after gaining senior work experience overseas.

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