The total number of returnees to Canada in 2006 was 2,996 (table 1), which suggests that the CSCSE had the addresses of most returnees from Canada. [...] The study also relies on a web-based survey of mainland academics holding academic posts in Canada which assessed the level of interaction between mainland academics who remain in Canada and their colleagues on the mainland. [...] Context of the Study As the context of overseas study from China shifts, so does the type of people who are returning to China. [...] But our definition, and the way in which we count the total number of interactions, is based on the empirical definition used in the survey. [...] Canada is the only country in the figure where the percentage of supporters continues to increase as the feelings get very positive.
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