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  1. Bid to give HK expats permits

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung in Beijing Legislator seeks equal access to mainland for non-Chinese residents Expatriates with permanent residency in Hong Kong should be granted permits to visit ... need a visa and must use their passports. Mr Young said having lived or worked in the city for seven years to obtain permanent residency demonstrated expatriates' commitment to Hong Kong ...

  2. Fault lines

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... colonial and post-colonial treatment of expatriates, makes it clear that it's not a simple issue of money. There, in plain sight, are the years of pent-up feelings of resentment, ... - along social lines, ethnic lines, and the Shenzhen River. We celebrate our city's diversity yet we live socially segregated lives. We have an 'expatriates' Hong Kong' ...

  3. Influential political, business figures rally for the Civic Party

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... a pan-democrat openly. In the Stubbs Road constituency, Paul Zimmerman, a Civic Party member and its only expatriate candidate, has backing from Anson Chan, who is running in the December 2 Legco ... The party will field 43 candidates across the 18 districts. It had another expatriate candidate but Judy Love-Eastham, who was planning to run in Sai Kung, decided to pull out after the latest ...

  4. Pan-democrat unity as Fung gets backing

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the network around Hong Kong to get the support they need. Fung believes Zimmerman, a Dutch-born Southern District councillor, can help him gain support from professionals, expatriates and others ...

  5. Law barring foreign helpers from being granted permanent residency is unjust

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of this seven-year rule. It dates back to colonial times when expatriates were viewed as a 'local' once they had renewed their contract for the third time (each contract being three years long). ...

  6. Envoy foresees universal suffrage by 2017

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... '[Expatriates'] views on local issues matter, because in the last analysis it is the foreigners here who make Hong Kong international.' Responding to a question about Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's views on the environment, he said he had been assured by the chief executive that the environment was his top priority, but hoped his own opinion on expatriate views would be reported to Mr ...

  7. A model for China if promises are kept

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... predicted the PLA would patrol the streets, the June 4 vigil would be banned, the courts would become corrupt and expatriates would flee. These alarming scenarios have, thankfully, not occurred. ...

  8. The numbers just don't add up for small-house policy

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in their supposed native villages and then rented out to non-villagers, often expatriates. Let us overlook, increasingly hard though it may be, that this policy has made an unsightly, reeking, dank mess ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 'families living closely together' is no longer a given, and this policy has been blatantly abused. Many small houses have been sold or rented to outsiders including expatriates. Many ...

  10. Henry, you have not thought this through

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that the policy is blatantly sexist in excluding women. Let us also ignore that any walk in the New Territories quickly reveals that these villages have largely become expatriate ghettoes ...




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