15 Aug '11, 11am

Taiwan facing worst ever brain drain: Academics

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan is facing its worst ever 'brain drain', with outdated laws and red tape causing the tech-savvy island to lose out to competitors in the global race to attract talent, academics warned on Monday. 'Should the government fail to adopt effective countermeasures to recruit talent, Taiwan may see its competitive edge in industry and academe decline gradually,' 18 top academics and industry leaders warned in a joint statement. There is not enough flexibility to ensure the luring of talent and the nurturing of creativity, they said, with one scholar labelling present laws as only 'fit for an agricultural society'. 'It is no wonder Taiwan's educational and research institutes have failed to recruit qualified personnel,' the statement said.

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