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Reasons of overseas Chinese for coming back to China 2017

This statistic shows the main reasons among Chinese talents, who are registered LinkedIn members, for coming back to China from overseas as of 2017. According to a survey, over 53 percent of the returned Chinese talents came back to China motivated by better economic development and more career opportunities.

There were over 47 million Chinese living overseas as of 2017 and a large share of them were living in Asian countries.

Leading reasons among Chinese talents abroad for returning to China as of 2017

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Release date

June 2018



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among LinkedIn members only

Supplementary notes

The research conducted by LinkedIn consisted of data from 2.3 million overseas Chinese and 0.4 million returned Chinese talents.

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