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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Anger over rich Chinese blamed for Canada migration scheme's axing

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:42pm by Ian Young

    ... at axing of visa scheme Canada's government has been accused of pandering to anti-Chinese sentiment by axing its investor migration scheme, which has brought tens of thousands of rich mainland ... coming later. The scheme brought about 185,000 migrants to Canada, including about 30,000 rich Hongkongers, mainly in the run-up to the 1997 handover. The scheme had recently been dominated ...

  2. Property - International - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    As Canada closes its door, Spain puts out the welcome mat

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by EDWARD FARRELLY

    ... Edward Farrelly property.post@scmp.com Madrid's move to grant residency to foreigners who invest at least €500,000 in real estate will prove tempting proposition to bargain hunters As Canada closes its door, Spain puts out welcome mat Many people from Hong Kong and the mainland may have been dismayed by Canada's decision to terminate a programme that granted residency ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    25+ Restaurants: Mak's Noodle Restaurant (Chung Kee)

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm

    ... at the dai pai dong before it closed. In 1997, Mak Chi-chung emigrated to Canada, and left So in charge of the Hong Kong operation. Since then, they’ve opened an outlet in Seoul. They dropped ...

  4. News - World - MIGRATION

    Mainland millionaires turning backs on Canada and looking to the US and Europe, say migration agencies

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 11:50pm by Keith Zhai, Ernest Kao

    ... Keith Zhai and Ernest Kao Millionaires are looking elsewhere after axing of investor visa scheme, with the US and Europe the prime alternatives, migration agencies say Canada 'is losing its appeal for mega-rich' A rising number of wealthy Chinese are moving to the US and Europe because their once-favourite destination, Canada, has been scaling back entry, migration ...

  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 ...

  6. News - World - MIGRATION

    Canada still wants you, minister tells Chinese applicants in axed investor migrant programme

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 11:47pm by Ian Young

    ... Canada's door still open, says minister Canada's immigration minister has invited tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires to find other ways of getting into the country. The appeal comes ... Wednesday to reassure would-be migrants in Hong Kong and on the mainland that Canada's immigration system remained open for business. He was speaking a day after the Conservative government ...

  7. News - World - CANADA

    Medicinal pot plant takes over giant Hershey plant in Canada

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Smiths Falls Medicinal pot plant takes over Hershey factory An hour's drive south of Canada's capital, past snow-covered pine forests and farmland, Chuck ... of large commercial greenhouses. Rifici's start-up Tweed is one of only six companies so far to earn a licence to grow from Health Canada, and will be the first in the world to be publicly ...

  8. News - World

    Canada scraps millionaire visa scheme, ‘dumps 46,000 Chinese applications’

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 06:26am by Ian Young

    ... scheme cut Tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires face an uncertain future after Canada's government moved to scrap its controversial investor visa scheme, which has allowed waves of rich ... millionaires at Canada's Hong Kong consulate. Applications to the scheme were frozen in 2012 as a result, as immigration staff struggled to clear the backlog. "For decades, [the investor ...

  9. Property - International - CANADA

    'Polar vortex' chills home sales in Canada

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Existing-home sales continue into fifth monthly decline as nation shivers through the winter 'Polar vortex' chills Canada activity Sales of existing homes in Canada fell last month, the fifth in a row, as unusually harsh winter weather discouraged potential house hunters, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Sales activity ...

  10. News - World - MIGRATION

    Visa approvals for investor migrants to Canada's British Columbia plunge

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Canada denies trying to curb influx of rich Chinese into British Columbia Investor migrant approvals plunge Visa approvals for would-be investor migrants to British Columbia (BC) have plunged, an investigation into Canada's millionaire migration scheme has found- but federal authorities deny trying to stem the influx of rich Chinese ...




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