Economy and Space Featured graphics Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space Transnational elites 2018, Vol. 50(4) 749–751 ! The Author(s) 2018 Reprints and permissions: enhance the connectivity sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/0308518X18761395 of Chinese cities in the journals.sagepub.com/home/epn world city network Ma Haitao Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Zhang Fangfang Henan University, China Liu Ye Sun Yat-sen University, China In recent decades, Chinese cites are increasingly integrated into the global economy through transnational ﬂows of information, people, and goods. For example, leading Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai have climbed rapidly the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) ranking over the past decades (Derudder et al., 2013; Liu et al., 2016). This rising connectivity is partly due to the efforts made by both public and private sectors to attract skilled international migration into Chinese cities (Liu and Shen, 2017; Zweig and Wang, 2013). This is consistent with Beaverstock’s (2002: 525) observation that ‘skilled international migration is as an important process of both contemporary glob- alization and the global city’. One of the most prominent efforts to attract skilled interna- tional migration to Chinese cities is the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (the ‘Thousand Talents Plan’) (Zweig and Wang,
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