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  1. HK narrows gap with mainland on expat costs of living

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The falling US dollar and the rising yuan have narrowed the advantage Beijing and Shanghai enjoy over Hong Kong in costs of living for expatriates, a worldwide survey shows. But ECA International, which carried out the survey, said Hong Kong could not draw much satisfaction from its findings. Worsening air pollution and the lack of school places could put expatriates ...

  2. HK drops to 6th most expensive city

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Hong Kong has dropped a spot- but it's still one of the 10 most expensive cities for expatriates, according to a survey to be released today. Mercer's Worldwide Cost ... straight year, is the most expensive city for expatriates, according to Mercer, a consulting, outsourcing and investment services company. 'Moscow's position as the most expensive city ...

  3. Beijing in drive on illegal foreigners

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with a tourist visa, was drunk. During the crackdown, police will comb Beijing neighbourhoods popular with expatriates checking for violations. The public is also being encouraged to come forward ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Singapore is the most livable city for Asian expatriates, ranking well ahead of Hong Kong, where the air quality is now among the worst in the world, according to human resources consultancy ECA ... globally for Asian expatriates in 2012, unchanged from a year ago, with Sydney coming in at No 2. Hong Kong ranked 11th. ...

  5. GLOBAL village

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the Village South shopping mall, also owned by the Swire group, which has expatriate-oriented outlets serving beers, burgers and sandwiches. Just across the busy street is Duck de Chine, run ... with new-money Russian traders and expense-account expatriates. Among the myriad options in the central business district is the Mad Men-style cocktail bar Centro, where the glamorous waitresses ...

  6. High expectations

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sascha Matuszak Beijing and Shanghai are the best cities for expatriates to live in. However, this may indicate that the two have the largest expat populations and better amenities, services and opportunities, instead of where they prefer to live. The 2011 Amazing China survey was conduced by Chinajob.com, under China's State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs ...

  7. A Dance With the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... help us understand a very different time and place. This book vividly explores the lives of Western expatriates in the Chinese capital from the time the city opened up to foreigners (after ...

  8. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... who helps high-income expatriates to settle in Hong Kong, bemoaning the difficulty of finding school places for their children because of long waiting lists at popular international schools ...

  9. House calls

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... are to be believed. But right now, villas are a hot item in Beijing, largely among expatriates keen to escape the dirty air, the traffic hell and the relentless pace of the inner city. Most are located ... in attracting newly arrived expatriates. 'When our new foreign clients are choosing a house, they prefer places where they may make friends with people sharing a similar background,' he says. ...

  10. Buyer beware

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew K. Collier At a recent party of wealthy expatriates and local Chinese, I ran into a friend who is building a house in the Beijing suburbs. It will be quite elaborate, with floors ... flat or falling in the coming years. Some argue that the influx of foreign investment will lure enough expatriates in charge of big manufacturing and service jobs to soak up the demand. But few ...




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