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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. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Don't just blame pollution for the flood of fleeing expats

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... pollution for the flood of fleeing expats I think I have read more than enough about why some expatriates have decided to leave the mainland and why now. Articles and blogs are awash with complaints ... challenge facing many multinationals in China, the chamber told the media. Apparently this was enough to prompt many expatriate departures. I agree that environmental issues are important ...

  3. Foreigners face stricter visa rules amid review

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Beijing. It was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress yesterday following concerns over the behaviour of some expatriates that has led to a rise ... not heard of any expatriates having difficulties in applying for the documentation needed to work legally. A representative of a head hunting company in Ningbo, Zhejiang said it had just extended ...

  4. Auntie on the case

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark Graham Domestic helpers who cook and clean for expatriate families are among Beijing's most effective Putonghua coaches to young children. In fact many ayi (aunties) are proud ... it is quite humbling. At school, my daughter Laura has now become a translator for new expatriate kids to help them settle.' The Faulkner children attend 3e International School, one of a handful ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Brash Russian cellist puts his foot in it

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Anti-foreigner sentiment was further inflamed yesterday after a video clip showing an expatriate insulting a woman on the Shenyang-Beijing train went viral. The woman had asked the man to take his bare feet off the back of her seat. Monday's fracas ended with a security officer advising the woman to ignore the offence because the man 'is ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Beijing polishing image in Africa

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... for expatriates- as has been so vividly shown in Sudan and Egypt. Some complaints are justified and that is bad for China's image. The nation has signed up to international rules such as the UN's ...

  10. 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 ...




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