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  1. Expatriates have replaced the British as new breed of colonialists

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of letters have appeared in these columns asserting that the English Schools Foundation's (ESF) subsidised education is an expatriate privilege. They make me wonder whether ... native denizens have internalised a self-deprecating mentality and become purblind to the iniquity of the established practice where they have to work more for less reward than expatriates do. ...

  2. Expatriates buying as rents climb

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Falling mortgage costs boost growing trend to own homes in HK A growing number of young middle-income expatriates are being lured into buying units in mass residential properties ... sqft flat and convinced her that now was the right time to own a property in Hong Kong. 'I was fed up with renting for so many years,' she said. Another expatriate turned Hong Kong ...

  3. Rising US dollar sees HK rise up list of costly cities for expatriates

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong has leapt up the rankings of the world's most expensive cities for expatriates to live in. This has been caused by strengthening of the US dollar resulting from ... the rebound of the US dollar for raising costs for expatriates in cities where the currency was tied to the greenback. 'Earlier this year, we reported falling costs of living in Hong Kong ...

  4. Rule changes are taxing issue for expatriates

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... and the United States that are expected to affect expatriates in Hong Kong, and others with family trusts. In the US, the biggest single change affecting many holders of offshore trusts ... they should consider whether the person is a US expatriate affected by this new rule and, if so, they may be forced to withhold tax due in the US. In Britain, the government has changed the tax rule ...

  5. City rated poorly by expatriate parents

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Expatriates give Hong Kong a low rating as a place to raise children because of its high costs and limited outdoor lifestyle, a survey has found. The city ranked 11th among 14 places covered in the poll, conducted by HSBC between February and April. Only the Netherlands, Britain and the United Arab Emirates finished below Hong Kong. The survey asked 2,155 expats, ...

  6. HK expatriate eyes cabinet post after key win in Canada

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver It was billed as one of the tightest races in Canada, and both the Conservatives and Liberals saw the seat of Richmond- home to the largest number of ethnic Chinese in the country- as an important battleground. But in the end, ther ...

  7. Expatriates may face benefits squeeze

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... by the United States subprime mortgage crisis. Although property consultants say they see no sign of an immediate cut in perks and benefits for expatriate staff, they expect the growth of luxury ... respiratory syndrome in 2003, some expatriates had to move from three-bedroom to two-bedroom flats as a result of a cut in housing allowances, he said. Anne-Marie Sage, the regional director ...

  8. Expatriate donates HK$60,000 reward to find dog poisoner

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A well-heeled pet owner has added HK$60,000 to the reward for tracking down the notorious Mid-Levels dog poisoner. The reward for the culprit- blamed for killing more than 100 pets over two decades- was now HK$160,000, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said. SPCA spokeswoman Rebecca Ngan Yee-ling said an expatriate added the new donation. ...

  9. Kush boutique flats meet expatriate needs

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... and in Central. 'Hotel rates continue to go up. Companies prefer to put them [expatriate executives] in serviced apartments rather than hotels,' he said. Edina Wong, senior director ...

  10. A Briton who thinks the local way

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite being born and raised in Britain- and considering herself British- Ellen Cheng does not see herself as an expatriate. The human resources lawyer for computer giant Intel, who came ... the case for me.' In the years since reunification, she has seen employers deliberately move away from employing what she sees as expatriates. Ms Cheng has no doubt her cultural and language ...




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