Number of those working abroad doubles
The number of Chinese going abroad to work or study has doubled in two decades, from 4 million in 1990 to 9.3 million in 2013, according to a report.
The top four destinations for Chinese are the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, according to the report by the Center for China and Globalization.
In 2012, Chinese students were granted 399,000 visas to study overseas, a 10-fold increase on 2000.
The number of Chinese citizens going overseas purely for work rose by more than 13 percent year-on-year in 2012. A total of 850,000 Chinese workers, mostly in the manufacturing, construction and health sectors, went abroad to work that year, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.