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  1. HK expatriate eyes cabinet post after key win in Canada

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver It was billed as one of the tightest races in Canada, and both the Conservatives and Liberals saw the seat of Richmond- home to the largest number of ethnic Chinese in the country- as an important battleground. But in the end, ther ...

  2. Ivorian opposition and expatriates still living in fear

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Abidjan Despite increased troop protection, residents cringe behind closed doors Security remains foremost in the minds of expatriates and opposition ministers ... of the 14,000-strong French expatriate population to flee. The expatriates who chose to remain are living under tight security, many of them deeply shocked by the looting and violence. 'Everyone ...

  3. ICAC plugs holes amid shortage of investigators

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the government's directory. One expatriate chief investigator has been promoted to principal investigator- even though he is due to retire in mid-2012 when he turns 60. An ICAC spokesman said that under ... the expatriate had five years' experience as a chief investigator. Any officer who was considered capable for the post could immediately be promoted. He was responding to a letter sent to the South ...

  4. French expats get to vote in legislative elections

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com French expatriates living in Hong Kong will soon be able to vote in France's June legislative elections after Paris extended voting ... in the 11th constituency, more than 25 per cent of whom live in China, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. The move will give French expatriates full political representation in both the lower ...

  5. The gloves are off for electoral fights

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... proportion of expatriate registered voters (more than 20 per cent), tested expatriates' commitment to supporting one of their own kind. Blunders on the part of Ellis Lau Ying-tung's camp- overplaying the scuffle between campaign volunteers on the eve of polling day- no doubt contributed to anti-Lau sentiment on the part of the expatriate community, but anyone who witnessed ...

  6. Ethnic minorities on learning curve

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Expatriate and ethnic minorities both contribute to the diversity that defines the city. What sets them apart more than anything is educational opportunity. By the time of the handover expatriates were well served by the English Schools Foundation and international schools, now coveted also by local parents. Fourteen years later, however, an advocacy group for ethnic minorities ...

  7. 'Arab spring' comes to, but not for, HK

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... abroad. Part of a global effort of expatriate Egyptians, the protesters said they missed the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, and now they want to be able to vote in the new parliament. ... that these expatriates might be exercising voting rights that are more directly democratic than those enjoyed by most Hongkongers. It is a riveting moment in history, this spread of democracy in places that have ...

  8. Non-Chinese parents also need help with children's education

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for English-medium schools with a relatively large proportion of children from expatriate families has not been enthusiastic. Naturally, the grass roots and most of the middle class (a particularly elastic ... with a long-term commitment to this city? What will happen when expatriate teachers working in local schools can no longer afford to educate their own children? I work at a university here, and I certainly ...

  9. ESF debate should set the ball rolling

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of British expatriates. It was subsidised like government schools and also permitted to charge fees. Nowadays more than 65 per cent of its students' parents are permanent residents and half its ... parents to withdraw their children. But would that be in Hong Kong's best interests, since they would include expatriates and returnees who contribute to Hong Kong's vibrant diversity ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Minorities of all stripes must have a voice

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... are there no expatriates on Legco and Exco, when even in the old colonial days there were always a few token Chinese members? Why was Paul Zimmerman forced to drop out of the Legco poll when he clearly had ...




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