'Singapore for Singaporeans'?
'Singapore for Singaporeans'?Can immigration offset Singapore’s shrinking population?
People stand in front of a placard saying 'Singapore for Singaporeans' during a protest against the government's immigration plan, 14 February 2013. EPA/STEPHEN MORRISON
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Singapore is facing a dilemma: how to continue its economic stronghold while ensuring social cohesion? A government ‘White Paper’ recently projected that at the current rate, half of the country’s population could be made up of non-Singaporeans by 2030. So what does that mean for Singaporeans?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Nicholas Fang @NickFang21
Executive Director, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Andrew Loh @publichousesg
Co-founder, New Nation
Prasenjit Basu @PrasenjitKBasu
Head of Asia Research, Maybank
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