A little understanding of migrants goes a long way

Over the last two weeks, The Straits Times carried two reports. One was on how Chinese investors have pumped money into Singapore since 2005, dotting Singapore's landscape with eateries, banks and Chinese-built condominiums. The other was on British technology company Dyson moving its global headquarters to St James Power Station near Sentosa and expanding its research capability here.

I wrote the first of those reports. I had expected readers' reactions to both reports to be largely positive. For surely Singaporeans would welcome these investments because they translate naturally to more jobs?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 11, 2019, with the headline 'A little understanding of migrants goes a long way'. Subscribe