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  1. Japanese expat groups in Hong Kong launch fund-raising events

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relatives and friends affected by the earthquake. The Japanese consulate general will set up an account with the Japanese Club to collect donations from the expatriate community, according to a spokesman. An online message board has also been set up for expatriates to locate friends and relatives in Japan, he said. The spokesman said cash donations were preferable to donating blankets ...

  2. Counting expat numbers a complex task

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

    ... or localisation, one thing is for sure- the number of expatriate workers in Hong Kong is dropping. Or is it more a matter of semantics? Could it be that, 10 years after the handover, the traditional conception of the expat- a white, generally male, manager sent to the city for a couple of years from an English-speaking country- is becoming redundant? 'The term 'expatriate ...

  3. Foreign aid pours into rescue effort

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Foreign governments and expatriate Filipinos are rushing to help thousands of villagers trapped by floods and landslides. The US government is sending troops, earth-moving equipment and helicopters, along with a donation of US$100,000, said Colonel Elma Aldea, administrator of the Philippine military's office of civil defence. The Spanish government has donated ...

  4. Marks megastore lacks the spark in Shanghai

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... at M&S' London headquarters. In short, no one seemed to be buying a thing. The few expatriate shoppers I encountered complained it was all 'too Chinese' for them; local shoppers moaned that it was all far too much geared towards expatriates and failed to cater for Chinese measurements and tastes. On some floors, there was next to nothing to buy. On New Year's Eve, the food hall- ...

  5. Tales from the Fragrant Harbour

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... determination to wed in a big storm. Kilworth also fizzles an expatriate policeman's post-firefight mood in Shootout in the New Territories and in Face roars to a whimper the revenge of a butcher on his daughter's expatriate suitor. Kilworth is more memorable with pathos: Moon Day is a poignant reflection on the one-child policy in Guangdong, while Blood Orange is a well-crafted ...

  6. Cup perfect birthday present for Citizen

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... defend their title. 'We never buy any top-class expatriates because of the budget, but the foreign players we use all come with a positive attitude. The team spirit is always high, the players battle for every match,' said Pui. 'That's why we have been so successful this season. We will keep some of the expatriates for next season, but will also definitely go ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a relationship. Police hurt arresting expatriate Three police officers needed treatment for minor injuries suffered mediating between a couple arguing in the Shun Tak Centre, Sheung Wan. A Frenchman, 24, ...

  8. China's Gaza role

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... to lunch on November 29, recognised by the UN as Palestinian Solidarity Day. However, last November, few Palestinian expatriates living in Beijing attended. 'We are not beggars and do not need ... vote in a responsible way.' Finally, China did. Outrage is underscored by the fact that, following the tragic earthquake in Sichuan last year, Palestinian and Arab expatriates living ...

  9. Coming to terms with being a global player

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on self-interest and alliances, which has seen it build ties to countries like Libya, Iran and North Korea. But the massive expansion of its expatriate population has forced a change in perceptions. ...

  10. Managers on a learning curve

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... expatriates from either America, Europe, Hong Kong or Taiwan. But times have changed. 'These days local managers are intimately familiar with global practices,' said Dr Lam. 'They ... expatriates. 'They are learning the local language and marrying locals,' Dr Lam noted. 'China is not just a hardship posting anymore, at least in the major cities. There is international ...




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