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  1. Dollar blues

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Big rises in the value of their home currencies are adversely affecting the salaries of some expatriates. Is this currency gap going to lead to a brain drain of expatriates? Write to us. ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Use ethnic minority recruitment to reduce institutional xenophobia

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... ran a story about how few expatriates remain on the Hong Kong Police Force (" Number of expat officers dwindles ", August 31). Why is the number being allowed to drop? ... requirements are now in place for new police recruits, making the hiring of non-Chinese near impossible. That needs to change. The expatriate police officers who knew no Cantonese when they were first ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Not all students are mature enough to study abroad

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:27am by CICI GEORGE/CHARMAINE CARVALHO

    ... Cici George life@scmp.com Parents must assess if their child is ready for overseas schooling Far and astray Leaving home to study abroad is a rite of passage for many young people. But as exciting as this adventure may be, students face psychological challenges overseas that are often not recognised. Dr Cathy Tsang-Feign, a psychologist and author of expatriate manual Living Abroad, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax civil service language policy to attract best talent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:59pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... by expatriate officers at the more senior levels. English was indisputably the working language of the civil service. But, back then, English was the only language requirement for officers, local and expatriate. This partly explained why the translators, with their officially recognised Chinese skills, were classed as Chinese Language Officers. We provided translation and Chinese secretarial ...

  5. News - China Insider - ROAD SAFETY

    A foreign 'chengguan'? British woman, 21, becomes traffic warden in Hunan

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 06:24pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Weeks into the job, expat may already be having the desired effect by stopping would-be jaywalkers in their tracks A city in China’s Hunan province has hired a 21-year-old British woman to work as a volunteer traffic warden. According to the Zhuzhou Evening News, the expatriate English teacher, identified as "Leah", began ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Police efficiency assured without expats, officer says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... about it. "The days of the expatriate police officer are over, and rightly so," he said. "Hong Kong is now a part of China and there is no need for Hong Kong to go outside of Hong ... in England and watched a weekly TV series called Hong Kong Beat that documented expatriate officers in the city. "We loved it as kids. We thought it was great seeing these English guys in shorts ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Local students in Hong Kong would benefit from an international outlook

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 02:38pm by NORM DEAN

    ... of "international education" is generally associated with private schools catering for expatriate students and following a particular curriculum model espousing an "international ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Japan's property market is making a comeback

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:52am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... says. Apartments that don't have the luxury and prestige but are still in the areas that expatriates prefer would have cost around 1 million yen per square metre a year or two ago. However, ... with expatriates- Honmoku, Minato Mirai and Yamate. The market for all three has been very active this year, to the extent that supply is struggling to keep up with demand from companies bringing in more ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Freedom of speech still cherished and protected in SAR

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... HK remains a society where people are free to speak their minds Alex Chan ("Self-righteous stance lowers tone of debate", October 11) says that if expatriates want to join ... states that we expatriates are in Hong Kong because we can't find opportunities back home. First of all, I should inform your correspondent that I was born and raised here in Hong Kong, ...




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