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Expats rally in Hong Kong in 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.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:27am

Time to remind the world our doors are open to all

Last week, Max Fisher of The Washington Post produced an article on the world's most and least racially tolerant places. It claimed Hong Kong was ranked as one of the world's most intolerant, with 71.8 per cent of respondents saying they would not want someone of another race as a neighbour.

22 May 2013 - 2:53am

Q & A with our experts, April 17, 2013

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?

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

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

Juerg Buergin, 41, is contesting charges filed against him and 50 other local and foreign men accused of paying for sex with the 17-year-old call girl in 2010 and 2011, a case involving prominent figures that caused a scandal in Singapore.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

Expats dazed and confused by stamp duty

New stamp duties rolled out over the last few months to try and cool the property market have been a big blow for expatriates in Hong Kong - and a matter of some confusion.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

'Educational apartheid' hitting expats

I agree with Mr Lam's argument about segregation in Hong Kong's education system, and would even go so far as saying that this city is currently plagued by an "educational apartheid".

5 Mar 2013 - 10:57am 26 comments

DSS holds key to English study places

While expatriate families are requesting the government provides more international school places for their children (who do not speak Chinese and therefore cannot attend local schools), many local schools actually have high potential to meet the demand.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am 3 comments

Move on 'foreign investors' tax breaks is shutting a Hong Kong loophole

Let's start by putting this hit-the-foreigners element of Beijing's latest tax initiative into perspective. The share of foreign-invested enterprises in the mainland's exports rose from less than 30 per cent 20 years ago to almost 60 per cent in 2006 and has now declined again to about 50 per cent.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am 2 comments

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

The State Council unveiled sweeping tax reform plans on Tuesday under which three ministries, including the National Development and Reform Commission, proposed 35 measures to make the wealthy pay more and to narrow the income gap between the urban rich and the rural poor.

8 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Globetrotter bridges the gaps

For many women determined to power through the glass ceiling on the way to the top of the corporate world, juggling a family can be a dealbreaker.

Maaike Steinebach, a 41-year-old mother of three who is chief executive of Dutch lender ABN Amro Hong Kong, is one woman who appears to have it figured out.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am