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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Bad pollution driving expatriates out of Beijing

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Many foreigners used to enjoy living in Beijing- especially when air quality was improved for the 2008 Olympics- but not any more Choking pollution drives expats out of the capital Many expatriates in Beijing used to find the capital a pleasant city to live in, especially right after the 2008 Olympics. But some are now considering relocating because ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Barry Yau - Before anyone criticises secretary Tsang's monthly salary, isn't that what many expatriate (read white) bankers and QCs make in a fortnight? Deb Lindsay - This comment ...

  3. Events diary

    Posted Jan 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: Project Management Institute Global Congress 2007- Asia-Pacific (until tomorrow). HKCEC. 17th Wines of the Pacific Rim Festival for 2007 (until February 3). Tomorrow, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'An update on expatriates and returnees compensation and benefits trend in China'. Hong Kong Club. Asia Society luncheon: 'Outlook ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. US embassy uses Twitter to post own Beijing air readings

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... is updated hourly at twitter.com/BeijingAir, has raised eyebrows among expatriates and locals because it presents quite a different picture of the city's much-touted progress in curbing ... and the American expatriate community. Du Shaozhong, deputy director of Beijing's environment protection bureau, was unaware of the US embassy's move, but said: 'Any attempts to question our ...

  6. Eco-boutique branches out with designs

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... base which includes locals, expatriates, and tourists, including many from the mainland. 'Individuals are becoming more aware of green issues and many want to do something to contribute, ... and their kids' futures,' she says. 'We continued to grow throughout the recession. While many expatriates were being repatriated, luckily many seemed to take home that extra special piece ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups urge protection of Pak Sha O and its environs

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by JENNIFER NGO AND JOYCE NG

    ... O is a 100-year-old village built by the Hakka, the original inhabitants of Hong Kong. Most of the original villagers moved out in the 1970s. Expatriate families have lived there since the 1980s and can ...

  8. Beijing wrapped in blanket of smog

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pollution readings that also hit the maximum 500 for several hours were described in one embassy tweet as 'crazy bad', sparking an outcry among expatriates and locals. The embassy soon ...

  9. Tenants enjoy rewarding times

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... that provided a fresh feel for the residents there. The well-crafted landscape received the Best Landscape Award from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in 2006. 'We have many expatriate ... up compared to the same time a year ago,' he said. 'We have not seen any slowdown in leasing demand, and there is a continuous influx of expatriates into Hong Kong. Given ...

  10. Air is harming our children, parents say

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... surveyed about 500 local and expatriate parents in 10 clinics across the city in February and March. The group carried out the survey on parents' perceptions of air quality because pollution ...




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