Dear AIB members Sorry for cross posting. There will be a conference on Chinese returnees held on December 19, 2011 Guangzhou, China. The conference is co-organized by Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholar in Science and Technology, Center for China and Globalization, Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Guanghua Management School Peking University, Overseas Chinese Research Institute at Zhongshan University, and Institute for Media Culture and Social Studies at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Please find details in the announcement and the call-for-papers below. If you are interested in the conference, please contact the following contacts directly before November 30, 2011. Conference Contacts: Dr. Li Hong (Sunny), Deputy Secretary General, Email: [log in to unmask] Ms. Yue Cai (Rebecca), Assistant to Director Email: <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] Center for China and Globalization www.ccg.org.cn <http://www.ccg.org.cn/> Suite 3008, Tower 3, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Rd. Chaoyang Dist. Beijing, China, 100102 Office Tel : 8610-58205638ㄛ8610-58205639 2011 China Global Talents Conference December 19, 2011 Guangzhou, China Conference Sponsor: Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholar in Science and Technology Conference Organizer: Center for China and Globalization (CCG) Conference Co-Organizer: Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Guanghua Management School, Peking University, Beijing, China Overseas Chinese Research Institute, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China Institute for Media Culture and Social Studies, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China Conference Advisory Committee: Dr. Liu Hong, Chair, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University; Singapore; Dr. Denis Fred Simon, Vice Provost, University of Oregon, USA; Dr. Huiyao Wang, Director General, Center for China & Globalization; Vice Chairman, China Western Returned Scholars Association Dr. Lan Xue, Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China Dr. Shujie Yao, Dean, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, Nottingham University, UK. Mr. Decun Zhan, Director, Committee Office of Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology Dr. David Zweig, Director, CEERP, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK Conference Organizing Committee: Dr. Huiyao Wang (Chair), Director General, Center for China & Globalization; Beijing, China and Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. David Zweig (Vice-Chair), Director, CEERP, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; Dr. Lu Jiangyong, Deputy Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Guanghua Management School, Peking University. Beijing, China; Dr. Yan Haiping, Director, SJTU Institute for Media Culture and Social Studies, Shanghai Dr. Tony Fang, Associate Professor, School of Human Resource Management, York University, Canada, President-elect, Chinese Economist Society, USA Dr. Shibao Guo, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Canada Dr. Shen Wei, Associate Dean for China, ESSCA, France Dr. Cao Shanyu, Overseas Chinese Research Institute, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou. Call for Papers China has undergone enormous changes over the past 30 years. One of the major forces behind China＊s profound transformation has been China＊s large resource of overseas talent. Since China opened up, China over 2 million students and scholars went abroad and over 700,000 have returned. Many of those who have returned, often called "Sea Turtles," as well as many who fly back and forth ("Seagulls") are playing significant roles in China＊s globalization. There has been growing interest from the academic, business and policy community to carry out research on China＊s global talent and their role and impact. The Chinese government in recent years has given unprecedented attention to the development of talent with the launch of a new national talent development plan, thereby placing greater policy emphasis on these phenomena. To facilitate the enhance research on China＊s global talent and returnees studies, and facilitate greater exchanges among scholars and government officials, the Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholar in Science and Technology, the Center for China and Globalization and other organizations listed above will organize an international conference on "China's Global Talent and Returnees" on December 19, 2011 in Guangzhou, China. The conference is calling for papers in the following areas: l The global talent movement and its implications and impact on China; l Overseas talent and returnee entrepreneurs, their development and the role they play in China's modernization; l Migration policy and the experience of other countries in attracting and retaining talent; l The possible changes these talented returnees will bring in the economic, social, political and cultural spheres in China; l The role of global talent in innovation and globalization in China; l Policy analysis as to ways to improve the effectiveness of the central and local government in attracting returnees, as well as the role of regional returnee parks; l Other Issues on China's global talent and the development of returnees The papers can be submitted by Nov. 30 2011 in either English (5000 words) or Chinese (5000 words) and the ones selected by the organizing committee are to be published in two books, one in English and another in Chinese. Authors who submit papers will be provided accommodations and food for both the conference and the Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholar in Science and Technology which follows the next two days. Other participants also are welcome to attend upon the application for qualification review. The Guangzhou Convention is the largest overseas Chinese Scholars Fair in China which annually attracts over thousands of returnees from all over the world and thousands of officials, businessmen, multinationals, entrepreneurs and other experts from all over China. It is a great opportunity to attend the conference and visit Guangzhou. There will also be opportunities to visit the Pearl River Delta region organized by the local municipalities who will also attend the Convention. Tentative Schedule of the Conference December 18, 2011 Conference Registration, check in to hotel December 19, 2011 Conference Opening 8:30-9.00 am: Conference registration 9:00 每 9:30: Invited Chinese Central and Local Government Representatives make opening remarks (in Chinese) 9:30- 10:30: Panel Discussion 1 (in English): The Global Talent Movement, Development and Trends 10:30 每 10:50: Tea Break 10: 50 每 11:50 Panel Discussion 2 (in English): China＊s Global Talent and Returnee Entrepreneurs Development in China 12:00- 13:00: Luncheon 13:00 每 14:00: Panel Discussion 3 (in English): Global Talent and Their Roles on Innovation and Globalization for China 14:00 每 15:00: Panel Discussion 4 (in English): Migration Policy and the Experience of other countries in Attracting and Retaining the Talents 15:00 每 15:10. Tea Break 15:10每16:10: Panel Discussion 5 (in English): New Culture, New Talent and Educational Innovation in China 16:10 每 17:40 Round Table Group Discussion: (in Chinese) Policy Analysis and Recommendations to Enhance the Effectiveness of Central and local Government Policy on Talent Attraction and Development. 18:00 -20:00: Dinner December 20-21, 2011 Invited participants will be able to participate in various activities of the 14th Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars to be held in Guangzhou. Conference Contacts: Dr. Li Hong (Sunny), Deputy Secretary General, Email: [log in to unmask] Ms. Yue Cai (Rebecca), Assistant to Director Email: <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] Center for China and Globalization www.ccg.org.cn <http://www.ccg.org.cn/> Suite 3008, Tower 3, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Rd. Chaoyang Dist. Beijing, China, 100102 Office Tel : 8610-58205638ㄛ8610-58205639 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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