Perhaps there are more than double of Chinese scientist in 2017 vs 2010?
As a sysadmin in a research institute, I know some of them well. Most of them leave for family reason and they say the salary over there is rising. They are getting good offers for more senior positions and they want to go now before they are no longer needed. Some stayed here due to one child policy but I think that has been abolished.
I’ve heard that China is willing to pay for translators for non-Chinese people to try to attract foreign researchers to china.
Also, many may just miss “home”. Many of my immigrant friends still feel that their country of origin is home. Rising racial tensions also likely do not help with that sentiment.
Has been changed to a two-child policy
Probably due to rising standards of living. When they came here, China was a dirt-poor nation and jobs didn''''t pay nearly as well as here in the States. Now that China is prosperous, they have no reason to stay here any longer. A shame.
Also there are probably more Chinese scientists in the US now so inevitably the numbers returning would increase too.
It doesn''''t that the Chinese government keeps creating a bad image of mainland Chinese, this helps to foment an atmosphere that may make them feel unwelcome.
As someone Chinese, there’s definitely a feeling of an undercurrent of rising anti-Chinese sentiment among Americans. Even in this very thread, there’s a lot of accusatory feelings (they came over here just to steal our knowledge and technology?). That, along with rising standards of living in China... well, can you blame us?
Chinese commercial espionage is a major problem in the US. Don''''t play the victim. If it were up to me I''''d ban Chinese nationals from tech jobs and defense-related work entirely, and ban them from the H1B visa program.
But I don’t think this is the same thing. Researchers create their results and serve as domain experts. Those who work on secret projects like defense or tech would not be the ones that are likely being tracked in the study. There are a lot of valid reasons for researchers to move, from lack of opportunity to family or cultural pull reasons.
Should be anti-China, not anti-Chinese.