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Times Are Getting Tougher for Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia
April 07, 2015

Times Are Getting Tougher for Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia

By Catherine Putz
The Russian language, history, and civics test for migrant workers is getting tougher and more politicized this summer.
Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies
March 25, 2015

Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies

By Paolo Sorbello
The ADB has published a discouraging outlook for the next two years.

Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears
March 16, 2015

Indonesia’s Migrant Workers: Dreams and Tears

By Michael Malay and Nicolas Axelrod
Every year, Indonesians flock abroad dreaming of opportunity. For many, the reality is harsh.

The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers
January 22, 2015

The Need for an ASEAN Treaty on Migrant Workers

By Abdulkadir Jailani
Breaking the deadlock between sending and receiving states is vital if human rights are to be protected.

Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Denied Vote
July 30, 2014

Indonesian Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Denied Vote

By Aria Danaparamita
Workers in Hong Kong claim they were denied a chance to vote in the recent Indonesian presidential election.
South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism
July 18, 2014

South Korea Redefines Multiculturalism

The country is making a serious effort to adjust to its rising population of foreign residents.

170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand
June 17, 2014

170,000 Panicked Cambodians Flee Thailand

By Zachary Keck
Fears of a crackdown on undocumented workers in Thailand have caused a mass exodus of Cambodians.
Qatar’s Deadly World Cup
May 22, 2014

Qatar’s Deadly World Cup

By Samuel Chi
Migrant workers from South Asia are dying in their hundreds to prepare for the 2022 World Cup.

China's Reforms Leave Labor Unions Behind
October 24, 2013

China's Reforms Leave Labor Unions Behind

Chinese leaders may be gearing up for reforms, but don’t expect China’s only legal labor union to be one of them.

Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated
February 18, 2013

Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated

A government White Paper calls for Singapore’s population to hit 6.9 million by 2030. Citizens protest.

China and Migrant Workers
July 19, 2011

China and Migrant Workers

Discontent in Guangdong offers a glimpse of the challenge Chinese policymakers face over migrant workers.

The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers

The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers

Nepalese citizens are increasingly moving abroad — particularly to Gulf countries — to find work. Will their rights be protected?

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