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"The International Metropolis Project (www.metropolis.net ) is a forum for bridging research, policy and practice on migration and diversity. The Project aims to enhance academic research capacity, encourage policy-relevant research on migration and diversity issues, and facilitate the use of that research by governments and non-governmental organizations. [...]
Migration throughout Asia is changing character rapidly owing to its economic development, especially in contrast to the relative economic stagnation of the West. But the future of migration will be made yet more complex by the fact of differential population ageing in Asia, with some countries more actively seeking migrants from abroad. The source of these migrants could well include the traditional migrant receiving countries in the West, further intensifying the competition for, especially, skilled workers that is already taking shape. By holding the 17th International Metropolis Conference in Beijing, we will offer you an environment on the cusp of change that will have effects around the globe. Beijing is one of the world’s megacities, the political and cultural center of China, as well as a hub of international exchange. It is a city with a long history and is a city of history in the making."