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  1. Beijing, Shanghai overtake HK on expatriate costs

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for expatriates. They said the weak US dollar and inflation on the mainland were the reasons. 'The cost of living differential between [mainland cities and Hong Kong] has consistently narrowed since ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Surviving dotcom has expansion in mind

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... the dotcom has matured with growing revenue, an expanding number of users and sites in 13 Asian cities. Managing director Paul Luciw, a Canadian expatriate and former physical education teacher, says ... to grow to 300,000 users per month by the end of next year. The site caters to wealthy expatriates by offering information on living in Asia, an entertainment guide, online personals and property ...

  4. GROWING strong

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... segments: The Malls, The Tower Offices, The Tower Apartments and Grand Hyatt Beijing. The Tower Apartments is popular among expatriates and locals. Thanks to its concept of offering greenery ...

  5. 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. ...

  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. Guangzhou slow in going global

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Guangzhou is the capital of the richest province in China. It may not have the international status that Shanghai or Beijing has, but it has a large community of expatriates. So ... barrier, which isn't much different from the situation in most major cities in China. As one expatriate put it, maybe requiring doctors and nurses at state-owned hospitals to speak English ...

  9. Serviced flats oversupply hits Shanghai

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... at a time when multinational corporations have frozen expansion. The decline in demand for serviced accommodation from expatriate executives is unlikely to end soon, say property consultants, who ... as many multinational corporations decided not to replace their expatriate staff in Shanghai after employment contracts expired in August,' he said. Lee said aggravating the supply-demand ...

  10. Shanghai tempts global talent with higher pay

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... States and Europe were looking to secure jobs in China for better career advancement. Multinational companies (MNCs) were also offering expatriate packages, including children's education ...




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