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  1. Expatriates have replaced the British as new breed of colonialists

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A number of letters have appeared in these columns asserting that the English Schools Foundation's (ESF) subsidised education is an expatriate privilege. They make me wonder whether ... native denizens have internalised a self-deprecating mentality and become purblind to the iniquity of the established practice where they have to work more for less reward than expatriates do. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662926/expatriates-have-replaced-british-new-breed-colonialists
  2. 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
  3. Expatriates buying as rents climb

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Falling mortgage costs boost growing trend to own homes in HK A growing number of young middle-income expatriates are being lured into buying units in mass residential properties ... sqft flat and convinced her that now was the right time to own a property in Hong Kong. 'I was fed up with renting for so many years,' she said. Another expatriate turned Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631183/expatriates-buying-rents-climb
  4. Expatriates still heading for HK despite the recession

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Immigration Department statistics appear to reflect a trend seen by local relocation experts- expatriates are moving to Hong Kong despite the financial crisis. Arrival and departure records show there were 551,329 foreigners living in Hong Kong at the end of last year, compared to 534,427 in 2007. There was a slight rise in the number of US expatriates, up from 27,230 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674156/expatriates-still-heading-hk-despite-recession
  5. Kush boutique flats meet expatriate needs

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... and in Central. 'Hotel rates continue to go up. Companies prefer to put them [expatriate executives] in serviced apartments rather than hotels,' he said. Edina Wong, senior director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627720/kush-boutique-flats-meet-expatriate-needs
  6. 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
  7. Rising US dollar sees HK rise up list of costly cities for expatriates

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong has leapt up the rankings of the world's most expensive cities for expatriates to live in. This has been caused by strengthening of the US dollar resulting from ... the rebound of the US dollar for raising costs for expatriates in cities where the currency was tied to the greenback. 'Earlier this year, we reported falling costs of living in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662559/rising-us-dollar-sees-hk-rise-list-costly-cities-expatriates
  8. Rule changes are taxing issue for expatriates

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... and the United States that are expected to affect expatriates in Hong Kong, and others with family trusts. In the US, the biggest single change affecting many holders of offshore trusts ... they should consider whether the person is a US expatriate affected by this new rule and, if so, they may be forced to withhold tax due in the US. In Britain, the government has changed the tax rule ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657732/rule-changes-are-taxing-issue-expatriates
  9. City rated poorly by expatriate parents

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Expatriates give Hong Kong a low rating as a place to raise children because of its high costs and limited outdoor lifestyle, a survey has found. The city ranked 11th among 14 places covered in the poll, conducted by HSBC between February and April. Only the Netherlands, Britain and the United Arab Emirates finished below Hong Kong. The survey asked 2,155 expats, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655477/city-rated-poorly-expatriate-parents
  10. News - Hong Kong - GAY RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's denial of dependent visas for gay partners 'could deter talent'

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Think twice on HK if gay, couple warn A same-sex expatriate couple are warning others to think twice about taking a job in Hong Kong in light of difficulties obtaining visas created by the city's refusal to recognise gay marriage. Cotter Christian was hired as a professor of interior design last year and moved from the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597041/hong-kongs-denial-dependent-visas-gay-partners-could-deter-talent

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