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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Letters

    'Educational apartheid' hitting expats

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Chinese, Westerners, ethnic minorities or other foreign expatriates. Mr Lam insists that we must respect our local schools, and further states that in Asian countries like Japan, expatriates who ... and in most of our expatriates' home countries. I would like to ask Mr Lam one question. If our local schools really are so superior to schools in other places, why are we seeing so few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1163991/educational-apartheid-hitting-expats
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Local students in Hong Kong would benefit from an international outlook

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 02:38pm by NORM DEAN

    ... of "international education" is generally associated with private schools catering for expatriate students and following a particular curriculum model espousing an "international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1597929/local-students-hong-kong-would-benefit-international-outlook
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax civil service language policy to attract best talent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:59pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... by expatriate officers at the more senior levels. English was indisputably the working language of the civil service. But, back then, English was the only language requirement for officers, local and expatriate. This partly explained why the translators, with their officially recognised Chinese skills, were classed as Chinese Language Officers. We provided translation and Chinese secretarial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1571376/relax-civil-service-language-policy-attract-best-talent
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong is home, for better or worse

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 01:24pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says his physical and emotional ties make him a bona fide Hongkonger, with no plans to leave short of a catastrophe Better or worse Hong Kong is a fleeting place for a lot of people. Those who come for holidays spend a few days, foreigners seeking an Asian adventure perhaps six or 12 months and expatriates a few years. Then there are those like me, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593040/hong-kong-home-better-or-worse

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