Education: Talent & Waste

To the thousands of Chinese students and refugees now living in the U.S., the mansion in Manhattan's East 60s called China House is more than a meeting place and a touch of home. For the last 2¢ years, the China Institute in America has also been running a placement bureau, has so far been able to find jobs of various kinds for more than 700 expatriate Chinese. But last week the institute sadly reported that its task has only begun. Of the 6,000-odd refugees, hundreds are aging intellectuals whose plight is desperate and whose talents are going to waste.

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