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New expat civil servants to lose perks

Colonial civil service privileges are to be dropped for expatriate recruits under a new appointments package.

The Government yesterday announced that recruitment terms for new local and overseas staff would be unified this year.

Thursday, 18 June, 1998, 12:00am

Age of the expat ends as old China hands lose their touch

IN today's world, the traditional expatriate, who settles for decades in a foreign country, is a dying breed. Asia, in the past few years, has seen the birth of not just the Asian expat, but also the Western expats with a short-term contract.

6 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Loss of perks forces expats to seek value

Dwindling perks from companies are signalling the end of Hong Kong's colonial era and forcing expatriates to become more dollar-conscious when they look for homes to rent, according to leading leasing agents First Pacific Davies.

19 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Expat pay falls but top dogs on $3.6m

HONG KONG'S best-paid expatriates are seeing their pay packages trimmed - but managers at or close to the top are still receiving an average of $2.77 million this year, according to the latest Q3 Associates study.

Managing directors averaged packages worth $3.6 million, while expatriates in upper management averaged $2.5 million.

8 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Clarifying the selection criteria for consultants

I refer to the letter 'Expatriate monopoly unfair to local firms' (South China Morning Post, August 8), containing a number of points with respect to Hong Kong Government consultant selection procedures which require clarification.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Reforms provide easier ride for expats

BETTE Bao Lord, author and wife of a former US ambassador to China, once wrote that to be Chinese is to suffer one of the hardest fates in the world.

But expatriates report that while they are envied by many of the Chinese in whose midst they live, the lot of a foreigner living in the Middle Kingdom is not always an easy one.

11 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Expats join forces for 1997 trip

Two hundred expatriate officers are expected to sign up for a new association amid the exodus of hundreds of overseas civil servants in the run-up to 1997.

10 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Tax warning

With one year to go before the handover, some expats nervous about their future are preparing to search for opportunities in other countries where they will surely demand higher salaries than the locals and the right to work without those annoying employment visas, like the British have always done in Hong Kong.

3 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Gap between local and expatriate pay narrows

HONG KONG pay rates are undergoing a quiet revolution, with local nationals' pay outpacing expatriates in top finance and marketing jobs, according to a consultant.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am

Realistic targets for expatriate English teachers

I refer to Stella Lee's article headlined, 'Setback for expatriate teaching scheme' (South China Morning Post, March 7) and the editorial 'Language double talk' (March 8). They contain points I must clarify.

The Government recognises the positive value of expatriate teachers in improving English standards. Resources are provided accordingly.

20 Mar 1996 - 12:00am