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  1. Shanghai first to offer social net to expatriates

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai has become the first mainland city to extend its social security network to foreign residents. The move means expatriates living and working in the city can ... statistics, there are about 68,000 expatriate workers in Shanghai, plus 25,000 from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The figure is considerably higher when dependents are included - a total of 147,826 ...

  2. Social security tax on expats may boost local hires

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu Foreign companies operating on the mainland are set to hire more locals and reduce the number of expatriates employees after mainland cities start collecting social security ... This would lead foreign companies to consider hiring more locals on a cheaper pay package and less expatriates who are usually on a higher salary,' said Becky Lai Song-xi, China tax partner ...

  3. Events

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, March 1: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'New in China cross-border taxation: Circulars 601 and 698'. Bank of America Tower, Central. Tuesday, March 2: International SOS and Cigna International Expatriate Benefits seminar: 'Duty of care expert forum on managing the risks of a global workforce'. American Club. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Progress seen in expat social security scheme

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security said yesterday a new law that requires expatriate workers on the mainland to make social security payments was proceeding ... endeavour to address concerns that have been raised by the expatriate community. ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... local pilots are finally saying they won't tolerate being treated as second-class citizens. They want the same perks Cathay gives to expatriate pilots. Back in the colonial days, expatriates in government and the big private 'hongs' made far more than locals for doing the same work. Even senior local government officials had to endure the indignity of seeing ...

  7. New policy still fluid

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... date for expatriate employees to start contributing to social security in China was October 15, 2011, says Jacky Chu, a partner in the international assignment services ... by expatriate employees to social security.' Another point concerns whether employees from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan need to participate. Measures by several municipalities seem to vary. ...

  8. Expats needed to plug gap in population forecasts

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A forecast of Hong Kong's population 27 years from now will be overestimated unless there is a huge increase in the number of expatriate arrivals, an expert says. ... figure [of 8.7 million],' Dr Yip said. 'To fill the gaps, there should be an annual increase of 10,000 or 20,000 investment migrants and expatriate professionals. But I have ...

  9. Keep classroom battle out of court

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... competitive edge. We hear a well-orchestrated clamour for more international school places for the children of expatriate businessmen and professionals, and for an increase in the English Schools Foundation's HK$280 million-plus public subsidy. A fraction of that would make a difference if it were spent on Chinese teaching for other minorities who, unlike many expatriates, make their home here. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong still far from being a racially inclusive city

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial Still far from racially inclusive Hong Kong likes to see itself as a role model for cultural diversity and racial tolerance. Although we are a predominantly Chinese society, sizeable expatriate and ethnic minority communities co-exist in harmony. Arguably, we provide equal opportunities for everyone. We are entitled to the same right to work, study and pursue our way ...




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