Expat China News

Latest 10 news items tagged China

8 Jul at 2 PM 2015

Hong Kong columnist defends ‘stereotypical’ expat comments

A Hong Kong-based journalist has defended his observations after recently referring to a number of the city’s expats as “brats”. South China Morning Post reporter Jason Wordie, a resident of the city for 30 years, admitted that saying third culture kids were emotionally shallow and had a chillingly utilitarian attitude could be regarded as stereotypical, but insisted he had been around these people for long enough to judge their character types. However, he also pointed out that it wasn’t the expats of today he was referring...
7 Jul at 3 PM 2015

Spanish authorities broadcast face of wanted Scot in expat areas

The face of one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives has been broadcast around popular expat areas in Spain as authorities up their efforts to locate him. Derek McGraw Ferguson, 51, is suspected of murdering a man in the Scottish town of Bishopbriggs in 2007. His image will now appear on a digital screen on the back of vehicles belonging to Operation Captura, an organisation that tracks down suspects thought to be hiding among Spain’s expat communities such as Malaga, Puerto Banus and Benidorm. Ferguson is being hunted down over...
19 Jun at 11 AM 2015

Asian cities in 5 of top 10 priciest expat destinations

Asia is now among the world’s most expensive regions for companies to send foreign workers to live in, revealed the latest survey from Mercer, with five of the top 10 priciest destinations being in the east of the continent. Hong Kong jumped from third place last year to second this time out, while Shanghai, Beijing and Seoul were also in the top 10. Meanwhile Tokyo, which was the most expensive city for foreign workers in 2012 has now dropped out of the top 10 after falling from seventh to 11th in this year’s rankings, largely...
11 Jun at 9 AM 2015

Hong Kong: Expat banker jailed over fatal Ferrari crash

An expat banker in Hong Kong was arrested after allegedly killing a security guard when he crashed his Ferrari in a car park. Police said 48-year-old Robert Ebert was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death. They explained that the driver lost control at the entrance of the car park before colliding with another vehicle and then ramming into the 53-year-old security guard who was stood by the water barriers. They added that after sustaining serious head and shoulders injuries the man was pronounced dead shortly...
11 May at 6 PM 2015

Asia’s Highest Expatriate Packages Offered in Japan

A recent survey from ECA International has revealed that expatriates living in Japan earn the highest pay and receive the best benefit packages in the whole of Asia, with expat managers generally expecting to receive a package totalling nearly US$375,000. The MyExpatriate Market Pay Survey which was carried out by ECA looked at expatriate pay levels across the globe and also included information regarding tax treatments, benefits, salary calculation methods and allowances. The survey ranked Japan top amongst the 14 countries in the...
27 Apr at 4 PM 2015

New Zealand issues increasing number of visas

New Zealand is becoming more and more popular with expats from all over the world, with the most recent data showing a rise in the number of work, visitor and student visas issued. Visitor arrivals to the country hit a record high for March, a rise of 15 per cent on the same month last year and eight per cent greater than in 2013, according to the statistics. The Cricket World Cup coupled with an earlier Easter were the main reasons for such a large increase, noted the manager of New Zealand Statistics, Vina Cullum. The yearly net...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015

Benidorm wants Unesco status

Spain’s most popular holiday destination Benidorm is vying to be granted Unesco world heritage status. After you’ve checked the date and realised it’s not 1 April and it is actually Benidorm, yes Benidorm, frequented by hordes of drunken Brits year-round, you can read on and see just why the sunny haven, well, fun-in-the-sun-type place, believes it is worthy of a status that places such as the Great Wall of China and Stonehenge already boast. Sociology professor Mario Gaviria, who is driving the bid, claimed that the popular...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015

World Bank reveals top migrant locations

The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank. The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria. More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers...
8 Mar at 3 PM 2015

A third of migrant wives in Korea plan to return home

Thirty-five per cent of migrant wives from Southeast Asia and China living in South Korea have admitted that they eventually plan to return to their home countries. The Korean Women’s Development Institute surveyed a total of 534 migrant wives from China, Vietnam and the Philippines last year and found that 34.5 per cent said they had thought about returning home. Some 45 per cent of wives from the Philippines said that they had considered moving home – the highest proportion among the women. Around 33 per cent who have thought...
10 Feb at 2 PM 2015

Twice the number of Chinese people leaving the country than arriving

Two times as many Chinese people are quitting the country and heading for pastures new than the number of expats returning home, according to a recent survey. Moving firm UniGroup Relocation revealed that the US topped the list of preferred countries among Chinese expats, while Germany, Singapore and France completed the top four. The Wall Street Journal reports that UniGroup’s data showed that two times as many people left China than returned to the country last year; however, the company did not state whether the Chinese...