The authors investigate the phenomenon of highly skilled Chinese returnees and their impact on the development of the Chinese
economy and society, and on the transformation of China into a key player on the global stage. They analyse the reasons why
Chinese entrepreneurs choose to return to their native country and how their overseas experience shapes their attitude and
behaviours. This study is solidly grounded on fresh data from online and offline surveys and on evidence collected in over
200 interviews of successful returnees entrepreneurs. These global Chinese returnees have contributed to the rise of Chinese
economy into a global powerhouse and this continuing brain movement and circulation will have much more future implications
and impact for China's exchange with outside world.