Elisabetta Gentile Southeast Asian countries, both sending and receiving, should dismiss this outdated notion and instead view skill mobility as a catalyst for economic growth. By putting in place suitable policies, countries in the Asia and Pacific region will be able to maximize the gains from its young, dynamic, and skilled labor force. The perception that skilled migration damages the source country is wrong for three reasons. First, the supply of skilled workers is not fixed; workers respond to labor market opportunities by accumulating more and different skills, and the possibility to migrate is itself a powerful incentive for individuals to invest in human capital. Second, not everyone who acquires new skills with the intent to migrate will be successful. Third, those who emigrate are not "lost:" when they return, they bring home new ideas, skills and financial assets. Even when they do not return, they form diaspora networks that open doors to global labor markets, trade, and … [Read more...] about Why Southeast Asia shouldn’t worry about ‘brain drain’
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At the receipt, the city Party chief appreciated the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Singapore, including the good relationship between Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore. The city is urgently preparing for Party congresses at all levels, including urban development and management, household and transport development, wastewater treatment and real estate management are defined strategies. Therefore, the city authority wants Singapore as a strategic partner in these sectors. Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan informed socio- economic issues as well as development direction of Ho Chi Minh City, including both opportunities and challenges. Ho Chi Minh City has always focused on development of cooperation relations in all fields with Singapore, especially in the fields of education and high technology; and considered development of high- tech industrial parks as an important motivation for economic development. Regarding the educational cooperation, the city leader expressed … [Read more...] about HCMC strengthens multifaceted cooperation with Singapore
Leaders pose for a photo. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is among eight special guests at this year’s G20 Summit. (Photo: Getty) During the 2-day summit, participants will discuss trade wars, climate change, innovation, the digital revolution, and sustainable development. This year’s Summit marks the 20th anniversary of the Group of 20. High on the agenda will be problems which sparked heated debates of last year’s G20 Summit in Argentina. Heated issues Aimed at promoting strong, sustainable, balanced, and inclusive growth, the Summit is divided into 4 main sessions on the global economy, trade, and investment; innovation and the digital economy; the environment, energy, and climate change; and sustainable development, employment, women, and health care. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said cooperation to maintain and consolidate open and free global trade is the most important challenge of the era. Leaders … [Read more...] about G20 Summit addresses global trade, environment
The Hanoitimes - One of the reasons making Vietnam a key partner of the US is its well-equipped army with the import of advanced weapons over the past years. Washington looks to send second aircraft carrier to Vietnam this year How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership? Vietnam, US look to advance maritime security ties Vietnam, US share views on regional peace maintenance Vietnam, US discuss settlement of disputes in East Sea US Assistant Defense Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver once affirmed that Vietnam has appeared to be a valued partner for Washington in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and US Defense Secretary James Mattis on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue 2018 in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP The senior official discussed the US-Vietnam strategic cooperation during a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in … [Read more...] about Why does the US consider Vietnam an important Indo-Pacific partner?
BVIS student ambassadors participated in Global Goals Summit and the High-level Political Forum at UNICEF in July BVIS has grown quickly and impressively over the past five years. To what do you attribute this success and growth? Mark Sayer, principal of BVIS Hanoi The value of any school is not to be found exclusively in academic or examination results but rather in the nurturing of the whole child. Of course, we are proud of our academic achievements. It is especially pleasing to hear of the recognition of the outstanding success of students in such subject areas as computer science, psychology, maths and music. It confirms the strength of our approaches to teaching and learning, and shows how well qualified and ready for the world’s leading universities our students are. But what about our younger students? How are we preparing them for a longer term view of intellectual inquiry and curiosity? These young people are just as important at this early stage and we take … [Read more...] about BVIS nurturing children with balanced approach