21st Century China: Globalized Human Capital and Overseas
Chinese Entrepreneur -- The Opportunity & Success in China
June 27 – 29, 2002
Qingdao, China

Symposium Background

The Symposium on "21st Century China: Globalized Human Capital and Overseas Chinese Entrepreneur -- Opportunity & Success in China", known as WRSA 2002, will be held from June 27 to 29, 2002 in Qingdao, China.

It is the seventh of the WRSA symposia series on "21st Century China", which is sponsored by WRSA with the collaboration from over 50 overseas professional organizations. WRSA Symposia Series are also supported and sponsored by various government institutions and organizations, such as,

President Jiang Zemin met with attendees of the First Symposium and gave a 45-minute speech. In his speech, President Jiang encouraged WRSA and overseas scholars to continue the mission of bridging China and the world by unifying the returned scholars, caring for their work and life, paying attention to their suggestions and needs. It is highly recognized that, as citizen ambassadors, returned scholars and overseas Chinese scholars have played an important role in promoting academic, social and economic exchanges between China and other countries in the world.

With China's membership in WTO and globalized human capital, China is more than ever in needs of the human capital of overseas Chinese. The needs and successes of many overseas Chinese makes it never to be the golden opportunity for them to make their dreams become true. With the high and new technologies and with the excellent management experience, it is the time for overseas Chinese to establish their enterprises and to become their own bosses. It is your choice and it is your opportunity! What we believe is that WRSA 2002 will provide a plat form for your success.

Call for Business Plan/Project Proposals

On behalf of the Qingdao Municipal Government and the WRSA, we sincerely welcome you to join us in Qingdao and encourage you to submit your potential business plans/project proposals to the symposium. WRSA will work very closely with the local Government of Qingdao to help match the business plans and project proposals with potential business partnership and funding in Qingdao. There will be two major forums discussing issues of (1) globalized human capital and enterprise, and (2) overseas Chinese entrepreneurs in China. Successful entrepreneurs and representatives of overseas professionals will be invited to speak on the two forums. CCTV has proposed to cover the entire programs live during the forums.

Qingdao is ranked as one of top ten cities with great potential in economic development in China. According to the 10th five-year Plan, Qingdao is focusing on four major social-economic areas: (1) marine, coastal and port development, (2) tourist, (3) home electronics, and (4) beer and beverage industries. New development and new technologies are needed in the areas of its major industries: electronic information, marine biology, environment protection, new materials, IT and biotech. The 2008 Olympic Games will have all its aquatic competitions in Qingdao, and Qingdao is working on major construction projects such as the Aquatic Competition Center, Subway System, Undersea Tunnel and the Bridge over Strait. The Symposium will also organize field visits to firms and companies in Qingdao, which will make you feel the opportunity and feel home.

All Business Plan/Project Proposals should be submitted to the Secretariat for possible invitation and international travel support before April 30, 2002. Email submission is preferred. We are anticipating 60-80 overseas professionals with business plan/project proposals to attend the Symposium and Business Conferences. The acceptance and invitation letter will be sent to you before May 15, 2002.

Application for International Travel Subsidy

Overseas delegates are encouraged and appreciated to apply for financial supports from your own companies, institutes and other sources possible. Due to limited funding, the symposium can only subsidize a few overseas delegates according to the priority and quality of your business plan/project proposals. Please indicate on the Registration Form (attached) if you need international travel subsidy. Subsidy application must be accompanied by your resume, business plan/project proposals and sent back to the secretariat in Beijing before April 30, 2002 for consideration. The confirmation of financial supports will be sent to you before May 15, 2002.

General Program Schedule

June 26, 2002 (Wednesday)
09:00-22:00 Full Day Registration

June 27, 2002 (Thursday)
08:30-09:30 Opening Ceremony
10:00-12:00 Forum I: Globalized Human Capital & Entrepreneurship
14:00-18:00 Four Concurrent Sessions: Introduction of Individual Business Plan/Project proposals, (10-15 minutes each)
18:00-20:00 Banquet Dinner

June 28, 2002 (Friday)
09:00-12:00 Forum II: Globalized Human Capital & Overseas Chinese Entrepreneur
14:00-18:00 Business Dialog: Face-to-face Business Talks, Booth style
18:00-22:00 Dinner and entertainment

June 29, 2002 (Saturday)
09:00-12:00 Business Dialog: Face-to-face Business Talks, Booth style
14:00-18:00 Field visits to firms and companies
18:00-20:00 Closing Ceremony and Farewell Banquet

Organization Structure

Sponsors Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA)

Qingdao Municipal Government

Supporters Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

China Overseas Friendship Association
Ministry of Personnel, PRC
Ministry of Science and Technology, PRC
Ministry of Education, PRC
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China Association for Science and Technology
State Commission of Natural Science Foundation
State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, PRC
Bureau of Personnel, Shandong Province

Organizers Personnel Bureau, Qingdao Municipal Government

Qingdao High-Tech Industrial Park
Qingdao Association of International Experts Exchanges

Overseas Sponsors

Chinese Academic Link International Association
Chinese Association for Science and Technology in the US
Chinese Association for Science & Business
Chinese Economists Society
Association of American Chinese Professionals
China Bridges International
The Association of Chinese Scientists and Engineers
United Council of American Chinese for Promotion of Trade and S&T
Chinese School Association in the United States
Sino-Professional Club
Sino-Ecologists Overseas Club
Chinese Professionals Association for Geographical Information Systems
International Fund for China’s Environment
Chinese-American Innovation & Development Association
Professional Association for China’s Environment
Chinese Association for Science, Economics and Culture in South Florida
New Jersey Chinese Computer Professional Association
Overseas Chinese Association for Institution Research
Chinese Finance Society
Sino-America Pharmacy Association
North American Chinese Association of Science and Technology
The World Bank/IMF Chinese Staff Association
Federation of Association of Chinese Professionals in Southern USSA
Chinese Association of Professionals in Science and Technology
Canada China Economy & Technology Center
Canada China Economic Promotion Association
Canada-China Society of Science and Technology
SinoCann Entrepreneurs Association
Ottawa Chinese Association for Science and Technology
Chinese Academy of Science and Engineering in Japan
The Association of Chinese Scientists and Engineers in Japan
All Japan Federation of Chinese Students
Association of Chinese Alumni in Japan
Ausinan Science & Technology Society
Association of Chinese Computer Scientists in Germany
Association Des Ingenieurs Chinois En France
Association des Scientifigues et des Ingenieurs Chinois en France
Chinese Students and Scholars Association in the United Kingdom
Association of Chinese Engineers in the UK
Life Science Society for Chinese Bioscientists in the UK
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association of Israel
Die sterreichisch-Chinesische Gesellschaft

Honorary Chairmen WU JiepingVice Chairman of the Standing Committee, National People's Congress;
Honorary President of WRSA
DING ShisunVice Chairman of the Standing Committee, National People's Congress;
President of WRSA
CHENG SiweiVice Chairman of the Standing Committee, National People's Congress;
Honorary President of WRSA
Chairmen BAI ChunliVice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
DU ShichengVice Governor, Shangdong Provincial Government;
Mayor, Qingdao Municipal Government
Program Committee CHEN Zhangliang (Chair) Vice President, Beijing University
ZOU Lijian (Chair) Vice Mayor, Qingdao Municipal Government
Organizing Committee FENG Changgen (Chair) Secretary of the Secretariat, China Association
for Science and Technology
ZHOU Jiabin (Chair) Vice Mayor, Qingdao Municipal Government
Secretary General ZHENG Quan Executive Vice President, WRSA
ZHANG Zezhong Director, Personnel Bureau, Qingdao Municipal
Vice Secretary General HUI Xin’an Vice Director General, Personnel Bureau, Qingdao
Municipal Government
ZHANG Jilu Director, Personnel Bureau, Qingdao Hi-Tech
Industrial Park
Coordinator ZHANG Jianshen Vice Secretary General, WRSA

Overseas Coordinators
Dr. Yegang WU
13120 Meadow Breeze Dr.
West Palm Beach
FL 33414, USA
Tel: (561) 791-3778
Fax: (561) 791-8487
E-mail: ywu@sfwmd.gov
            Dr. Yenyou ZHENG
The University of British Columbia
2036 Main Mall, Vancouver
B. C. Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: (604)269-9969/822-2477
Fax: (604)269-9978/822-2847
E-mail: yzheng@chem.ubc.ca
Dr. Zhipeng ZHANG
日本国 テ144-0035东京都大田区
Tel: +81-3-37306292
Fax: +81-3-37306296
E-mail: zzp@cs.titech.ac.jp
             Dr. Zhishen WU
4-12-1 Nakanarusawa-Cho
Hitachi 316-8511, Japan
Tel: +81-294-38-5179
Fax: +81-294-38-5268
E-mail: zswu@ipc.ibaraki.ac.jp
Dr. Junhong SUN
Blackburn Building (D06)
University of Sydney
Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
Tel: +61-2-93513504
Fax: +61-2-93513361
E-mail: jhsun@mail.usyd.edy.au
             Dr. Xiaoping LUO
10 Rue Sully
78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux
Tel: (33)6.1690.3200
Fax: (331) 4852.1896
E-mail: Xiaoping.Luo@fr2.vdogrp.de
Dr. Shengzong ZHOU
Franz-Schubert-Weg 70
D-61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany
Tel: +49 6101 405814
Fax: +49 6101 984425
E-mail: zhou@gci-online.de
             Dr. Keming ZHOU
19 Bobbits Way, Colchester
UK C07 9NJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1206 826281, 7879 803509
Fax: +44 (0) 1206 823051
E-mail: kemingzhou@excite.com
Dr. Jinyue YAN
Luleā University of Technology
SE-971 87 Luleā, Sweden
Tel: +46 920-49 10 00, +46 920-49 19 77
Fax: +46 920-49 10 47
Email: jinyue.yan@mt.luth.se


Ms. WANG Tong
Western Returned Scholars Association
111 Nanheyan Street, Beijing 100006
Tel: 86-10-65258320
Fax: 86-10-65129895
Email: wrsa@public3.bta.net.cn
Website: www.wrsa.net
Mr. CAO Dashun, Ms. WANG Jun
Personnel Bureau, Qingdao Municipal Government
11 Hong Kong Road, Qingdao 266071
Tel: 86-532-5913093, 5911347
Fax: 86-532-5911347
Email: QDWZJ@public.qd.sd.cn

Registration Form


Please fill in the form in block letters and return it to the WRSA Secretariat before April 30, 2002.


Name ____________________ Male( ) Female( ) Profession/Title____________________________

Affiliation __________________________________________________________________________

Address ____________________________________________________________________________

Telephone _________________________________Fax ______________________________________

Email __________________________________________Web________________________________

[ ] I’d like to attend the Forums

[ ] I am interested in the "Business Conferences" and include my business plan/project proposal entitled:


[ ] I want to apply for international travel subsidy from the Symposium.

[ ] I want to apply for a waive of my registration fee (US$100) for the Symposium..

[ ] I want to apply for a subsidy for my hotel room and meals (US$200) during the Symposium.


Signature ____________________________________ Date __________________________________


Symposium Secretariat:

Ms. Wang Tong
Western Returned Scholars Association
111 Nanheyan Street, Beijing 100006, P.R. of China
Tel: 86-10-65258320
Fax: 86-10-65129895
Email: wrsa@public3.bta.net.cn