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  1. Mailbag

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is about whether expatriates should be separately provided with an exclusive system of English-medium schools. The Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities states ... characters'. This is blatant language discrimination and is unlawful. Expatriates vehemently defend the ESF's subvention because it affords them a privileged education that resembles, in the words ...

  2. Residency rules

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why should Hong Kong require expatriates applying for permanent residence to demonstrate that they will make their home here ('Expats face new rules on residency', August 4)? ... expatriates know that their passports are documents of nationality, rather than travel documents, i.e. the Hong Kong Sar passport and the BNO passport. If one has lived here for over seven years ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He may be correct that Hong Kong's competitiveness does not depend solely on expatriates or domestic helpers (whom he groups together); however both contribute greatly to it. 'Expatriates', or 'foreigners', come to Hong Kong for work opportunities, yes, but to say they do not make a contribution demonstrates a blinkered view. They provide a diversity of skills, ...

  4. Foreign domestic helpers have very good deal in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stay here while the case is being heard. This is a waste of taxpayers' money. I do not think expatriates, no matter how long they stay here, can fully understand the culture of Hong Kong. ... of domestic helpers is no longer accepted.' I consider Hong Kong to be Asia's world city. If it is a second-rate city then I cannot understand why so many expatriates are living here rather ...

  5. Notable Hongkongers too easily forgotten

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo Hong Kong barely took notice of the death of Chiu Yiu-nam last month at the age of 62. The only Chinese person to have been awarded one of Britain's highest civilian honours for bravery, Chiu saved the lives of 10 Welsh Guardsmen during the Falklands war. This is unfortunate. We are in danger of forgetting the many Hong Kong Chinese and expatriates who made extraordinary ...

  6. Welcome mat frays at the edges

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... of them - on hold and then to introduce changes to its procedures that Mr Daly fears will place more obstacles in the way of expatriates seeking to cement their status as Hong Kong residents. ... permission before taking up work or starting a business. Officials assure the expatriate community there is nothing to worry about. But Mr Daly is not so sure. 'It sends out the wrong message. ...

  7. Fortress Hong Kong goes on the defensive

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not getting the message. Take the double whammy inflicted on expatriates in recent weeks. Two changes to immigration policy have left residents from overseas wondering how much they are wanted here ... permanent residents if they, for example, own property abroad or spend time attending to business overseas. Officials assure us expatriates are as welcome as they have ever been, ...

  8. Mainlanders lead expat hires by local companies

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dominance of mainland-sourced talent among expatriate hires. Candidates from across the border now represent 57 per cent of hires in the manufacturing sector and 35 per cent in the finance, ...

  9. Have you eaten?

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... expatriates and Cantonese. Chan found she was receiving so many questions about etiquette, traditions and culture in Hong Kong during her talks and classes that she recently wrote Hong Kong Life & ... by local colleagues. For western expatriates, if you haven't eaten lunch, that would be followed by an invitation to a meal. But in Hong Kong, it's just a greeting. All a bit confusing, ...

  10. Drop in caucasians suggests city is losing appeal to west

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The number of caucasians in Hong Kong has dropped 20 per cent over the past five years to about 36,400, sparking suggestions that the former British colony is starting to lose its appeal to western expatriates. A human resources management expert attributed this partly to the growing reluctance of Hong Kong employers to pay fat packages to expatriates ...




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