Students educated abroad find opportunity – and a lifestyle similar to what they had overseas.
Dressed in a demure lace-frilled blouse and a sensible midcalf skirt, sipping a cup of Starbucks tea, Guo Yixin could be an ambitious young executive almost anywhere.
Some are drawn by the new opportunities that China's rapidly expanding economy is opening up to highly educated, internationally minded young people.
"This is where things are happening," says Ms. Guo.
Others find themselves with few alternatives to returning home, as countries such as the United States, Australia, and Britain tighten up immigration laws and make it harder for foreign students to stay on.
"I couldn't get permanent residence, so I decided to come back," explains Rao Monong, who had hoped to get a job as a reporter in Australia after finishing her journalism master's at the University of Sydney.
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