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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Landlords biting their fingernails as luxury flats stay vacant

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:52am by Peggy Sito

    ... There was little hiring, and companies started cutting housing budgets for expatriates and often hiring them on local terms. As a result, demand for large flats of 2,000 square feet or more, with asking ... on The Peak. Senior expatriate managemers now express a preference for the Southside or even Sai Kung. Some expats in middle management have moved from Hong Kong Island to West Kowloon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1429507/landlords-biting-their-fingernails-luxury-flats-stay-vacant
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - HONG KONG

    Expatriates seek cheaper and bigger flats in Hong Kong's Tseung Kwan O

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Sandy Li

    ... town A year ago an Australian expatriate worker in Hong Kong called Peter moved to Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O, attracted by a bigger living space at an affordable rental. "Before I moved ... sales director at Centaline's Tseung Kwan O branch, said she had noticed a growing number of expatriates from Britain and Switzerland, as well as some overseas Chinese, renting homes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1435050/expatriates-seek-cheaper-and-bigger-flats-hong-kongs-tseung
  3. Business - Money

    The expatriate's Sophie's Choice

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:48am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com As an expat, the older you get the more you dread the midnight phone call that prompts a dash to Chek Lap Kok and the hasty flight home into the teeth of a raging family crisis. Unless you are one of those people who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/wealth/article/1404621/expatriates-sophies-choice
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by STAFF

    ... Putin is a conservative. Making dramatic decisions is not his style A former Kremlin official on the thinking of the Russian president during the Ukraine crisis   The days of the expatriate police officer are over, and rightly so Barry Smith, a 31-year veteran of the force, on the dwindling number of serving expats   A club like Manchester United has to win. We have two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1582059/who-said-it
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    Retired expat police officer's book tells of life on the beat in 1970s Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... The 262-page memoir offers a perspective on the life of an expatriate policeman, a view that is becoming rarer as the number of overseas officers in the force dwindles; there are expected to be fewer than 100 by 2015. In 1994, the force recruited its last batch of expatriate officers, then introduced a Chinese language requirement as part of its efforts to localise the force. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591944/retired-expat-officers-book-tells-life-beat-1970s-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW ENFORCEMENT

    'It's the end of an era': Hong Kong force will have fewest expat cops in 170-year history

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 07:24pm by Lana Lam

    ... officers dwindles For the first time in the history of the Hong Kong Police Force, the number of expatriate officers on the 28,000-member force will drop next year to fewer than 100. At the peak ... because they were confident in making decisions. They were quite bold, and had a little bit of swagger about them. "We had this cosmopolitan view and we could handle expatriates well. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581967/its-end-era-hong-kong-force-see-first-time-drop-expat-policemen
  7. News - China Insider - ROAD SAFETY

    A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 06:24pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Weeks into the job, expat may already be having the desired effect by stopping would-be jaywalkers in their tracks A city in China’s Hunan province has hired a 21-year-old British woman to work as a traffic warden after she failed to find work as an English teacher. According to the Zhuzhou Evening News, the expatriate, identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1596163/foreign-chengguan-british-woman-21-becomes-traffic-warden-henan
  8. Comment - Letters

    Use ethnic minority recruitment to reduce institutional xenophobia

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... ran a story about how few expatriates remain on the Hong Kong Police Force (" Number of expat officers dwindles ", August 31). Why is the number being allowed to drop? ... requirements are now in place for new police recruits, making the hiring of non-Chinese near impossible. That needs to change. The expatriate police officers who knew no Cantonese when they were first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1585421/use-ethnic-minority-recruitment-reduce-institutional-xenophobia
  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Japan's property market is making a comeback

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... says. Apartments that don't have the luxury and prestige but are still in the areas that expatriates prefer would have cost around 1 million yen per square metre a year or two ago. However, ... with expatriates- Honmoku, Minato Mirai and Yamate. The market for all three has been very active this year, to the extent that supply is struggling to keep up with demand from companies bringing in more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1593921/japans-property-market-making-comeback
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Police efficiency assured without expats, officer says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... about it. "The days of the expatriate police officer are over, and rightly so," he said. "Hong Kong is now a part of China and there is no need for Hong Kong to go outside of Hong ... in England and watched a weekly TV series called Hong Kong Beat that documented expatriate officers in the city. "We loved it as kids. We thought it was great seeing these English guys in shorts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582049/police-efficiency-assured-without-expats-officer-says

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