Global “Brain Drain” Issue

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It’s a global issue with a catchy name, but an impact that is all too real for developing countries. “Brain drain” is the concept of highly skilled or educated people moving from one country to another in search of opportunity.

Global Brain Drain Issue

Global Brain Drain Issue

It's a global issue with a catchy name, but an impact that is all too real for developing countries. "Brain drain" is the concept of highly skilled or educated people moving from one country to another in search of opportunity.

In Puerto Rico, residents are leaving the island at a near record rate. The mass exodus seen recently is the worst since almost half a million people left in the 1950s. Puerto’s Rico’s population has dropped by nearly ten percent since 20-09. A large proportion of those people are highly educated and they’re leaving for better opportunities elsewhere. CCTV’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports from San Juan.
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Puerto Ricans fleeing for oppotunities

Puerto Ricans fleeing for oppotunities

In Puerto Rico, residents are leaving the island at a near record rate. The mass exodus seen recently is the worst since almost half a million people left in the 1950s. Puerto's Rico's population has dropped by nearly ten percent since 20-09. A large proportion of those people are highly educated and they're leaving for better opportunities elsewhere. CCTV's Nitza Soledad Perez reports from San Juan.

The brain drain issue is not just impacting places in the Americas and Africa– but also Asia. In China, for example, experts are warning that the country’s talent pool is slowly fading as millions leave the mainland. Guan Yang has the story from the capital of Liaoning Province.

China is One of the Most-Affected

China is One of the Most-Affected

he brain drain issue is not just impacting places in the Americas and Africa-- but also Asia. In China, for example, experts are warning that the country's talent pool is slowly fading as millions leave the mainland. Guan Yang has the story from the capital of Liaoning Province.

Peru is currently experiencing a brain drain: a common phenomenon in developing countries when educated people find better opportunities abroad. Top scientists have left because of decades of underfunding in science and technology research.  CCTV’s Dan Collyns investigates how Peru’s government is trying to reverse this.
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Brain Drain in Peru: Top Scientists Leaving Country

Brain Drain in Peru: Top Scientists Leaving Country

Peru is currently experiencing a brain drain: a common phenomenon in developing countries when educated people find better opportunities abroad. Top scientists have left because of decades of underfunding in science and technology research. CCTV's Dan Collyns reports that the government is trying to reverse this.