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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    No, it wouldn’t make any difference

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... background) but it's not worth the trouble. And what of Hong Kong and China? Well, the other day Alex also wrote a column in which he said expatriates here cannot really expect to be treated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1597858/no-it-wouldnt-make-any-difference
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    My seven hours on July 1 march was worth it for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... no Putonghua spoken around me- which is unusual these days on the route of that march- and I saw few other expatriates. I thought I might encounter some glances or comments along the line of: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547561/my-seven-hours-july-1-march-was-worth-it-hong-kong
  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Move on 'foreign investors' tax breaks is shutting a Hong Kong loophole

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Beijing's move to end tax breaks involving 'foreign-controlled' enterprises is sealing up narrowing a huge loophole that passes through Hong Kong An attack on 'foreigners' thathits the home team Included in the p ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1149716/move-foreign-investors-tax-breaks-shutting-hong-kong-loophole
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    International school model works fine

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Expatriate parents finding education fees too high should ask employers for better pay International school model works fine "The government should really review ... to provide education to the children of expatriate bureaucrats. Colonial days are almost 16 years behind us now and I have long found it difficult to see why ESF schools should be treated differently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1269771/international-school-model-works-fine
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    HKRFU needs to rethink its Sevens ticketing policy

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the union sees as its first responsibility. It is certainly true that the HKRFU has done a fine job of promoting local rugby at a grass-roots level so that what was once an expatriate sport now has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1199711/hkrfu-needs-rethink-its-sevens-ticketing-policy
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Posh property expensive? It's Hong Kong meting out justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... property research website. I sometimes think these overtly expatriate studies should be published with a prominent disclaimer- "Caution, Hong Kong. This isn't you." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1090140/posh-property-expensive-its-hong-kong-meting-out-justice
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    A hard time feeling the struggle amid boom times

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... there is a distinctively pinched feel to things. I have a hard time feeling it at the moment. Traffic clogs the roads as rarely before, shoppers clog the shops, property prices are at record peaks, expatriate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1086297/hard-time-feeling-struggle-amid-boom-times
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 02:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... in the nearest town in pursuit of the betterment of mankind. A documentary I once saw on a government-funded Canadian "NGO" started with an expatriate woman diving into a swimming pool ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1074173/keeping-oxfam-out-ngo-rabble

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