BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- China hopes to entice
200,000 overseas Chinese to return home in the period 2006-2010 by setting up
science centers where they can carry out their work, said the Ministry of
Personnel on Thursday.
Statistics from 2005 show that barely a quarter of the Chinese scholars who have studied aboard have returned to
China wants to attract leading Chinese scholars who
are familiar with international practice and can help lead research in certain
fields back home, according to the Ministry.
The government is offering more favorable policies
for returned scientists who want to launch start-ups by creating some 50 special
technological incubation centers over the five-year period.
By the end of 2005, more than 930,000 Chinese have
studied abroad, with about 230,000 returning to the country over the last