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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Expats rally in Hong Kong in solidarity for Turkish protests

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Group rallies in Tsim Sha Tsui to urge freedom of speech and an end to crackdown in homeland Expats in showof solidarity for Turkish protests As civil unrest continues to grip main cities in Turkey, members of Hong Kong's Turkish expatriate community gathered along the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront yesterday to show solidarity for their compatriots. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1256702/expats-rally-hong-kong-solidarity-turkish-protests
  2. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Want a big expat package? Then head for where the living isn't so easy

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... professionals in Hong Kong seem to have it all- a city boasting great transport links, a standard of living that is easy to adjust to, and the fourth-highest expatriate remuneration packages in Asia. ... to offer a "hardship allowance" because of the expected difficulty of getting used to life there. "Cash compensation that an expatriate receives in Hong Kong is relatively low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1074980/want-big-expat-package-then-head-where-living-isnt-so-easy
  3. Comment - Letters

    'Educational apartheid' hitting expats

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Chinese, Westerners, ethnic minorities or other foreign expatriates. Mr Lam insists that we must respect our local schools, and further states that in Asian countries like Japan, expatriates who ... and in most of our expatriates' home countries. I would like to ask Mr Lam one question. If our local schools really are so superior to schools in other places, why are we seeing so few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1163991/educational-apartheid-hitting-expats
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Swiss man 'tricked' into sex with under-age Singaporean prostitute

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Man 'tricked' into under-age sex A Swiss expatriate facing a possible jail term for having sex with an under-age Singaporean prostitute said at the start ... in a conspiracy with the pimp, had deceived the accused as to her true age and thereby intentionally induced him to engage her services Selva Naidu, lawyer for accused Swiss expatriate The prosecution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1194933/swiss-man-tricked-sex-under-age-singaporean-prostitute
  5. News - China - TAX REFORM

    Range of exemptions from investment taxes to end for expats in mainland

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 11:11am by Peony Lui

    ... The scrapping of tax exemptions for foreigners comes nearly 18 months after expatriate staff on the mainland were controversially required to join its pension system. The policy- which cost each foreign employee 1,400 yuan (HK$1,700) a year in contributions to mainland pension schemes- drew strong opposition from expatriates and their employers. Employers will have to pay an additional 4,800 yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1145152/china-cancel-tax-exemptions-foreign-investors
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ditch elitist expat class system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Time to ditch elitist expat class system Hong Kong does not need more international schools. It needs local schools that are capable of educating expatriate students at an affordable price. That is the way it is done in almost all international cities in the Western world. It is the only way for a modern city like Hong Kong to reform its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1074418/time-ditch-elitist-expat-class-system
  7. Comment

    A competitive city or an easy touch?

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A competitive city or an easy touch? Is Hong Kong's competitiveness really being eroded by the lack of international school places? This is the rallying cry that the international business chambers periodically sound when the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1074754/competitive-city-or-easy-touch
  8. Audrey Currie

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to me but, for first-time travellers, when they become expatriates, there's a minority you see who totally reinvent themselves. One of the lines in the play is: 'When you move abroad, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969686/audrey-currie
  9. Property - Experts Q&A

    Q & A with our experts, April 17, 2013

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Q: I'm an expatriate from Europe. I plan to buy a flat in the Hong Kong Parkview estate for my own use. It will cost about HK$19 million. How much stamp duty do I need to pay and are there any other new rules I should be aware of? A: You will have to pay a stamp duty of 7.5 per cent. You also will have to pay buyer's stamp duty on top of the regular stamp duty, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/experts-qa/article/1216141/q-our-experts-april-17-2013
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - THE INTERVIEW

    Globetrotter bridges the gaps

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are different from your home country's. How do you cope? I found that my childhood experience growing up as an expatriate in the Middle East was very valuable to me whilst living in a different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1114642/globetrotter-bridges-gaps

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