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  1. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Want a big expat package? Then head for where the living isn't so easy

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... a standard of living that is easy to adjust to, and the fourth-highest expatriate remuneration packages in Asia. But throw in employee benefits for living expenses such as education and rent, ... used to life there. "Cash compensation that an expatriate receives in Hong Kong is relatively low in the region in comparison to even developing locations such as India, China, Indonesia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1074980/want-big-expat-package-then-head-where-living-isnt-so-easy
  2. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    New 15 per cent stamp duty may hit expatriate homebuyers

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Tony Cheung

    ... Johnny Tam and Tony Cheung Stamp duty aimed at speculators could deter not-yet-permanent residents from buying New levy will block expatriates It may be targeted at property speculators, but a new stamp duty would derail the home-purchase plans of expatriates who are not yet permanent residents. That was the debate raging online a day after new cooling measures on the property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1071453/new-15-cent-stamp-duty-may-hit-expatriate-homebuyers
  3. Beijing, Shanghai overtake HK on expatriate costs

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for expatriates. They said the weak US dollar and inflation on the mainland were the reasons. 'The cost of living differential between [mainland cities and Hong Kong] has consistently narrowed since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004664/beijing-shanghai-overtake-hk-expatriate-costs
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ditch elitist expat class system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Time to ditch elitist expat class system Hong Kong does not need more international schools. It needs local schools that are capable of educating expatriate students at an affordable price. That is the way it is done in almost all international cities in the Western world. It is the only way for a modern city like Hong Kong to reform its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1074418/time-ditch-elitist-expat-class-system
  5. Comment

    A competitive city or an easy touch?

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A competitive city or an easy touch? Is Hong Kong's competitiveness really being eroded by the lack of international school places? This is the rallying cry that the international business chambers periodically sound when the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1074754/competitive-city-or-easy-touch
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - THE INTERVIEW

    Globetrotter bridges the gaps

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are different from your home country's. How do you cope? I found that my childhood experience growing up as an expatriate in the Middle East was very valuable to me whilst living in a different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1114642/globetrotter-bridges-gaps
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    Last of overseas police officers heading to retirement

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Dozens of overseas police officers who became part of the thin blue line in Hong Kong during the 1970s and 1980s are fast approaching the mandatory retirement age of 55, making a sharp dent in this group, which numbered close to 800 at its peak. There are ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1079600/last-overseas-police-officers-heading-retirement
  8. Comment - Letters

    Freedom of speech still cherished and protected in SAR

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... HK remains a society where people are free to speak their minds Alex Chan ("Self-righteous stance lowers tone of debate", October 11) says that if expatriates want to join ... states that we expatriates are in Hong Kong because we can't find opportunities back home. First of all, I should inform your correspondent that I was born and raised here in Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1062750/freedom-speech-still-cherished-and-protected-sar
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the English Schools Foundation was established for quite such laudable aims. I had always thought it was set up as a convenience for expatriate civil servants, just another perk of the job ... sure it's true in a large number of cases. It's not an education problem, however. It's an expatriate pay problem. If these people are not paid enough to make ESF affordable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1079502/esf-sense-entitlement-antiquated-school-thought
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... other international schools. If expatriates cannot afford to educate their children in Hong Kong in the absence of a government subsidy, they should either demand more pay, put their kids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1080187/unjust-sense-entitlement-or-bargain-public-purse

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