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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Under new rules, rich Chinese should learn French if they want to move to Canada

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:05am by Ian Young

    ... in wealth-based migration to Canada: an exemption that theoretically allows unlimited numbers of rich migrants into the country so long as they can demonstrate an ability to speak French. French-speaking or not, the vast majority of millionaire investor immigrants to Canada have previously been Chinese. So will the francophone exemption trigger boom times for French teachers in China? The parallel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1483670/under-new-rules-rich-chinese-should-learn-french-if-they-want-move
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canada gets all protective about porn

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Canada gets all protective about porn In the eternal debate over whether something sexy is porn or erotica, it seems the Canadian government has cut the Gordian ... pornographic cable channels for failing to meet minimum Canadian content? Like France, Canada mandates a minimum level of home-grown content to make sure "Canadian artists have access to Canadian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1459836/canada-gets-all-protective-about-porn
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Let us into Canada or give us C$5m, axed investor migrants demand

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:15pm by Ian Young

    ... as a “cudgel” to get Citizenship and Immigration Canada to process his clients’ visa applications. “CIC will not agree to compensation,” Leahy admitted. “It’s a very audacious request.” So how did he ... a long history of antagonism with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In February 2013, CIC took the unusual step of issuing a bulletin that warned its staff not to deal with Leahy, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1457626/let-us-canada-or-give-us-c5m-axed-investor-migrants-demand
  4. Comment - Blogs - IMMIGRATION

    Exit strategy: Canada to target tax and visa cheats by tracking departures

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:05am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Hong Kong and mainland Chinese immigrants be warned. This summer, Canada is plugging gaps in its border management that have allowed some of you to practice passport and taxation fraud. One of the more alarming facts highlighted by Canada’s ongoing crackdown on citizenship and so-called passports of convenience has been the failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1452248/exit-strategy-canada-target-tax-and-visa-cheats-tracking-departures
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Canada's immigration headache

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:00pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says Canada's struggle to find the right mix and pace of immigration is all too common in a globalised world Elusive fit As an ethnic minority in a city ... opposition to wealthy mainland Chinese being given residency in other countries. Canada is not a place you'd expect such criticism. Its people are exceptionally liberal-minded and are proud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429499/canadas-immigration-headache
  6. Comment - Blogs - bitcoin

    Canada and US to increase supervision of digital currencies

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:12pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Ottowa and New York will step-up supervision of digital currencies in their fight against money laundering and terrorism financing despite law-enforcement fears of Bitcoin-style loopholes. Ottowa said it will toughen rules aga ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1426612/canada-and-us-increase-supervision-digital-currencies
  7. Comment - Blogs

    2014 may be a taxing new year for Hong Kong-Canada dual residents

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 06:41pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Tax dodgers beware – a long-awaited tax treaty with Hong Kong came into effect in Canada last week with the new year. The treaty, which was signed in November 2012 ... This was essential, since it had previously been established that the 1986 tax treaty between Canada and China did not apply to Hong Kong, with its pre-1997 colonial status and post-1997 standing as a Special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1399900/2014-may-be-taxing-new-year-hong-kong-canada-dual-residents
  8. Comment - Blogs

    Here’s the real question, Vancouver: Why are non-Asians such lousy drivers?

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:15am by Ian Young

    ... the confident assertion from YouTube commenter “Ryan Smith”. “Welcome to Hongcouver,” observed an anonymous poster. “Vancouver and Metro area drivers are probably worst in Canada because of the high ... in a serious accident the longer they had spent in Canada – but at every stage of the study, immigrants were safer drivers than non-immigrants. The conclusions of the study do not appear to be some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1470901/heres-real-question-vancouver-why-are-non-asians-such-lousy-drivers
  9. Comment - Letters

    Our schools can teach English better

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by LETTERS

    ... performance. I wish to debate Oh's three points. What good are spelling skills today? When I worked in Canada 35 years ago, I was the spelling machine. If I heard a sudden shout of a single word ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1467834/our-schools-can-teach-english-better
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    US offers Anson Chan and Martin Lee a poor example of democracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... been easier for the rich and powerful. But at least Lee and Chan are also visiting Canada, which, along with Sweden, Norway and Denmark, offers far better models of democracy, freedom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1465128/us-offers-anson-chan-and-martin-lee-poor-example-demoracy

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