Author Archives: Brain Gain Asia LLC

Hong Kong’s growing exodus impacts schools and hospitals

The Nikkei Asia has reported that the impact of the exodus from Hong Kong is already being felt in the education and health care sectors with the total number of emigrants expected to peak around the end of this year more »

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How Japan risks losing its shine for foreign workers

The Nikkei Asia has reported growing concerns in Japan that indispensable foreign workers will turn away from its domestic industry in the near future. Traditionally reluctant to accept immigrants, Japan has a technical intern training program for foreign workers for more »

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Taiwan’s COVID rules bar foreign workers from entering or leaving

The Nikkei Asia has an article noting how COVID and complicated visa rules have some foreigners both inside and outside Taiwan left in the lurch with no sign of when their situation will change, although an exemption was recently made more »

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Taiwan to invest $300M in grad schools to stem chip brain drain

The Nikkei Asia has reported how Taiwanese authorities and major chipmakers are investing at least $300 million to create graduate programs for the semiconductor industry over the next decade. The move aims to protect the island’s chip economy as the more »

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Taiwan bans recruitment for jobs in China to combat brain drain

The Nikkei Asia has reported that Taiwan has told staffing companies to remove all listings for jobs in China to prevent the outflow of vital tech talent to the mainland. More specifically, the Labor Ministry said that all Taiwanese and more »

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COVID has wiped out the economic dreams of a generation in Asia

Bloomberg has reported on how Asia’s fast-growing economies for decades have offered millions of young people the chance to do better than their parents. However, this path to upward mobility is now at risk as youth unemployment soars in a more »

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Chinese students rethink studying abroad in the US

The Nikkei Asia has a lengthy article about how Chinese students are rethinking studying abroad in the USA due to COVID and tensions between the USA and China albeit Chinese students demand for overseas education remains strong. In fact, the more »

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Brain drain in Malaysia: Why Malaysians don’t want to come back home

In response to another article (“Malaysia losing talent it needs to climb world ladder, Fitch unit says”) in the Malay Mail, Malaysian Rueben Ananthan Santhana Dass has written an excellent piece where he describes other factors contributing to Malaysia’s brain more »

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China’s factories struggle without key import: Foreign talent

The Nikkei Asia has noted that while China’s internal lockdowns have been lifted, some makers of electronic parts remain cut off from a vital resource for expanding production: international talent. Travel restrictions have complicated the ability of engineers from Japan, more »

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Key takeaways from surviving two layoffs in the oil & gas sector

Blogger and entrepreneur Helmi Hasan has written a fantastic post about his path towards becoming self-employed after experiencing two layoffs while working as an engineer in the oil & gas industry based in Singapore. Firstly, he described in full detail more »

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