RFA published an article stating that, according to a research paper that the CCG (Center for China and Globalization) published, which was about jobs and entrepreneurship for Haigui, (Haigui refers to students who return to China after studying abroad), by the end of 2016, the number of Haigui exceeded 2.65 million. It is expected that the number will grow in 2017. Over half of Haigui believe they can recover the cost of their overseas education within five years. IT, telecommunications, electronics, and the Internet in the private business sector are the fields that most attract the Haigui. Haigui prefer technology, renovation, and the service industry in second tier cities to pursue startup business opportunities.
Source: Radio Free Asia, August 13, 2017