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Greater China

Asia has some of the most expensive cities for expats

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominating the list of most expensive locations for expats working abroad: Five of the top 10 cities in this year’s ranking are in Asia with Hong Kong (2) more »

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Why it’s much harder for expat bankers to land a Hong Kong job

Bloomberg has reported that more and more, even experienced expat bankers are struggling to find and keep jobs in Hong Kong if they don’t speak Mandarin. The same goes for those without a mastery of China’s business culture or connections more »

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China’s booming ‘rent a foreigner’ industry

The South China Morning Post has profiled China’s “rent a foreigner” industry as it’s not uncommon for Chinese companies to hire foreigners, especially white Westerners, to represent them in public relations-type roles. Many Chinese equate Caucasian faces with business success more »

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Survey: Employee (dis)engagement in Asia

The Asian Nikkei Review has noted a recent survey by Gallup conducted globally from 2014 through 2016 which found that workers in East Asia are much less engaged in their jobs than their counterparts in the rest of the world. more »

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Survey: Expat women increasingly unhappy about the Hong Kong lifestyle

The South China Morning Post has reported that in a female expat satisfaction survey by expatriate networking website InterNations, Hong Kong has become significantly less popular (falling from 12th to 29th place in the rankings) with expat women in the more »

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The end of the golden era for expats in China?

According to the South China Morning Post, some expats say that rising living costs, a move towards hiring locals and new visa rules in particular are making life on the mainland harder for foreigners. For example: There has been an more »

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Survey: Expats prefer Taiwan over Hong Kong

The South China Morning Post has reported that Hong Kong’s overall ranking in the Expat Insider survey, published by expatriate networking website InterNations, fell further than all but two of 66 other countries this year – from 26th to 44th more »

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China to create an expat talent database

AsiaOne reports that Zhang Jianguo, director of the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, has said that China will build a database of overseas expat talent as part of a digital platform to match foreign experts with potential employers. The more »

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A warning for wealthy Asians who send their children abroad

In a recent article entitled, The Golden Generation: Why China’s super-rich send their children abroad, the New Yorker delves into why wealthy Chinese are increasingly sending their children abroad to be educated and/or to emigrate. However, the article also offered more »

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China curbs elite education programs for would-be study abroad students


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In the latest sign that Beijing is worried about the spread of Western values in its education system, the Wall Street Journal reports that China is tightening the reins on popular programs that prepare students to study in the U.S. and more »

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