Friday, June 08, 2007

China, India and U.S. Immigration Policy

Globalization has been occurring briskly while the U.S. debates on immigration reforms. It seems to me that the U.S. lawmakers have not quite comprehended the magnitude and speed of the change that has occurred so far, and will continue to occur for the foreseeable future. There is a definite need within the U.S. to create an immigration policy that encourages talented minds to migrate to the United States; otherwise, America's competitiveness is going to be compromised. The future will be more and more influenced by the knowledge economy, and countries are going to need educated and talented minds to keep the economy vibrant and growing.

These thoughts are on my first visit to China; a travelogue can be found elsewhere. The hard work that I see occurring everywhere in China and the comparable benefits that are available to anyone that can afford it are signs that China can compete very effectively with U.S. and other multinational businesses worldwide. If English language is a handicap at all now for China, it is just a matter of time before the language arbitrage is reduced to nothing.

The good news is that all of this globalization is a way to unify humanity. After all, country demarcations are nothing but man-made devices to manage the population in some orderly manner.

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