China business leaders appreciate US-trained Chinese graduates

Source: Marketplace, Jun 2011

And so more and more Chinese are getting more money, and the ones who can afford it are going to send their children to American colleges and that way they don’t have to take the gao kao. They can go to an American university and learn all the things that they weren’t learning in this Chinese education system there.

RYSSDAL: And then they come back here?

SCHMITZ: A lot of the feedback I hear from business leaders here in Shanghai and Beijing is that these are like precious gems. The ones who actually go to an American college and come back. They’re the ones who everyone wants, but they know that. So they’re constantly approached by head hunters.

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