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  1. Pollution still deterring expats from making the move to HK

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Air pollution continues to choke Hong Kong's appeal among expatriates as a place to live and work in, although improvements in transport and communications helped the city ... they need to pay hardship allowances for relocating expatriate employees. Hong Kong is routinely named among the top, if not the top, market in the world for its economic exploits. But air pollution ...

  2. Singapore beats HK in survey of Asian expats

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... for expatriates from Asia. Hong Kong would have been in contention for first place were it not for its appalling air pollution, according to ECA International, which organised the survey. Instead, ... of criteria including health care, air quality and crime, is designed to be used by firms to determine whether they need to pay so-called hardship allowances to expatriate workers. Hong Kong ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Events

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... expatriate'. Withers Hong Kong, Central. French Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Outsourcing- Part 2: Sales, logistics, accounting, IT (experience sharing)'. Chez Patrick, Central. Thursday, April ...

  6. Events

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

    ... American Club. British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Tax and succession planning for the UK expatriate'. Withers Hong Kong, Central. French Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Outsourcing- ...

  7. Events

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Commerce lunch: 'Tax and succession planning for the UK expatriate'. Withers Hong Kong, Central. French Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Outsourcing- Part 2: Sales, logistics, accounting, ...

  8. Beijing says city air cleanest in a decade

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... with pollution figures published by mainland authorities, has become popular among locals and expatriates who question the city's much-touted 'progress' in getting rid of persistent smog. ...

  9. I'm a Hongkonger- get me out of here

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... explained by the fact polling in the Gulf states was confined to resident and expatriate Arabs), followed, less surprisingly, by New Zealand, Canada and Australia. Mainland China came in 41st, ... to attract expatriates to settle in Hong Kong. Butt said the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme, which requires an entrant to invest HK$6.5 million in property or stocks, was not applicable ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Mr Morliere is just expressing his personal opinion and not the opinion of the thousands of expatriates, including Singaporeans, living and working in Hong Kong nor Singaporeans in general. ... in terms of both social milieu and intellectual stimulation. And finally, to those with the good fortune to get perks that afford an expatriate lifestyle- as well as those who enjoy this to a more ...




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