Num­ber of those work­ing abroad dou­bles

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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.

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