Singapore woos top foreign talent to drive tech goals

Singapore. Photo: Guo Xin Goh

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong argued the island nation must welcome foreign talent to realize its goal of becoming a technology center, while acknowledging the tensions this could foster with the local population.

The tiny country of 5.7 million must place technology, which proved instrumental in quelling Covid-19 this year, at the heart of its future development, Lee said in a keynote speech at the Singapore Tech Forum, an annual gathering for professionals from Silicon Valley to Asia.

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