Migration and the Asian Workforce | Perspectives | Channel NewsAsia Connect

Countries like Japan and Singapore are facing a rapidly ageing population and a shrinking workforce. Transnational migration has helped mitigate these challenges, but at a cost. What is the impact of these trends for the Asian workforce? How will this affect social cohesion and national identity?

We speak to DR TAN LAI YONG, Director for Outreach and Community Engagement at the College of Alice & Peter Tan; ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ELAINE HO from the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore; RAMACHELVAM Manimuthu, Chairperson, Committee Migrants, Refugees & Immigration Affairs, Bar Council Malaysia; MANUEL IMSON, Senior Programme Officer, ASEAN, International Labour Organisation


Channel NewsAsia’s flagship discussion programme ‘Perspectives’, now into its fourth season – presents a panel of distinguished experts and leading thinkers from Singapore, Asia and beyond who will gather every week to dissect current events with in-depth analyses, engaging views and insightful comments. Our featured guests come from a multitude of backgrounds and they will connect the dots surrounding headlines and controversies, discussing the ‘how’s, the ‘why’s and the ‘what if’s on global events that will shape our future.

Wednesday, 8pm, Channel NewsAsia.

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