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Labour-hungry Germany eases citizenship path despite migration rows

Reuters reported on 19 Jan 2024 that Germany shortened foreigners’ paths to citizenship and ended a ban on dual nationality by passing a naturalisation law designed to reflect the reality of a society that has long been ethnically diverse and to attract more migrant worker. Citizenship will be available after five years’ residence, reduced from …

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China’s population drops for second year, with record low birth rate

Reuters reported on 17 January 2024 that China’s population fell for a second consecutive year in 2023. The National Bureau of Statistics said the total number of people in China dropped by 2.08 million, to 1.409 billion in 2023. That was well above the population decline of 850,000 in 2022, which had been the first …

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Brazil leads the way in welcoming migrant labor

Bloomberg reported that while most governments in the Americas have deployed troops and erected barriers to stem an exodus of millions of Venezuelans, Brazil is welcoming the newcomers with open arms. Brazil is drawing migrants into its economy to fill the many basic but gruelling jobs that its own citizens don’t want. Most of these …

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Japan’s Prime Minister warns that societal functions may falter

In January 2023, the  Japanese Prime minister Fumio Kishida said the the government must take urgent steps to tackle the country’s declining birth rate, saying it was “now or never” for the world’s oldest society. Alarmingly, the Prime Minister admitted “Our nation is on the cusp of whether it can maintain its societal functions”. This is …

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