YCW SH: China’s Search for Global Talent: The Rise & Demise of the Thousand Talents Plan
with Professor David Zweig, Director at the Centre on China’s Transnational Relations
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00 pm
The Wooden Box, 9 Qinghai Rd （青海路9号，近南京西路）
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[6:30 pm] Doors Open [7:00 am] Talk begins
In 2008 the Chinese government established the Thousand Talents Plan (TTP) to attract leading experts in scientific research, innovation, and entrepreneurship to China’s shores. A decade since its founding, the program has brought over 7000 academics and innovators to the mainland. But how successful has it really been, and what are its prospects for the future?
Join us as we welcome David Zweig, Professor Emeritus from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, to share his views on the TPP. David is also the Director of Transnational China Consulting Limited and the Vice-President of the Center on China’s Globalization (Beijing). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard and has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. From 2004 to 2019, David was Director of the Center on China’s Transnational Relations at HKUST. In 2013 he was awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, and he is the author or editor of ten books, including Internationalizing China: domestic interests and global linkages and Sino-U.S. Energy Triangles: Resource Diplomacy under Hegemony. David’s two online courses managed by Coursera have enrolled over 15,000 students.
The talk will be followed by audience Q&A. Stick around for networking over drinks!