Expat China News
Latest 10 news items tagged China
29 May at 6 PM 2013
In spite of major worldwide adjustments in executive and higher-level pay structures, Switzerland still tops the international pay league.
The International Geographic Salary Differentials report, conducted by Mercers’, noted that several Latin American countries have crept up the scale whilst Eastern European states have seen the sharpest falls in managerial pay. Switzerland, traditionally at or near the top of the table, scored again at number one in this latest survey.
A total of 75 countries were covered, with six career...
27 May at 6 PM 2013
A statement that more immigrants are legally allowed into the US than a combination of all other migrants across the entire world has been proved technically correct.
Following a comment made by Republican Greg Walden in an interview, Politfact Oregon investigated his claim by contacting the US State Department. The department replied with a fact sheet which stated that the USA accepts more migrant permanent residents than the rest of the world combined.
Initial research unearthed a piece printed in the New York Times, written by...
20 May at 6 PM 2013
A recent poll showed an increase in the number of British expats living overseas who feel positive about their current financial situations.
The survey, undertaken by financial advisory organisation deVere Group, showed that 54 percent of those who took part feel more confident about their current financial status. Those feeling less confident represented 19 per cent, and the inevitable ‘don’t knows’ came out at 27 per cent.
Participants in the poll were drawn from the firm’s existing and potential clients in Switzerland,...
15 May at 6 PM 2013
The Spanish government’s latest scheme to reinvigorate the country’s dying property market is drawing a rush of interest from non- European Union investors.
The property investment visa guarantees residency permits to buyers of Spanish homes costing more than half a million euro, and is set to become active from July. Automatic residency is granted to owners of said property, and is also to be extended to spouses and children, although it will only be valid for as long as the property is owned.
The finer details of the plan are...
14 May at 6 PM 2013
A growing number of expat parents working in Hong Kong are turning their backs on increasingly expensive international schools in favour of Chinese
-medium local primaries.
International and private schools in Hong Kong are no longer expat families’ first choice for their toddlers and young children, due not only to the soaring fees but also for the quality education on offer in the public sector. Yearly fees for top schools range from less expansive private schools at around HK$79,500 to Harrow International School’s HK$136,500,...
9 May at 6 PM 2013
Chine continues to hit the headlines in expat media outlets, with the latest survey identifying the ten most popular expat destination for lifestyle and work.
The latest survey took place last September and involved 175,400 expats at all levels from Nobel laureates to a large number of expats working in China
. The cities compared well all at prefecture level or higher, and included Nanjing, Quingdao, Kunming, Sujhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen and Hangzhou.
Beijing and Shanghai featured strongly, although the pollution in Beijing...
3 May at 6 PM 2013
As pollution in Beijing and other mega-Chinese
cities reaches dangerous levels with no remedy in sight, scores of top expat executives are packing up and leaving.
Regular hospital visits as a result of high levels of pollution are becoming the norm for many expats living and working in China’s huge cities, with many being advised by medical professionals to leave the country or risk serious harm to their long-term health. The pollution scandal is also discouraging would-be executive employees from taking on jobs in the booming...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2013
Amidst the present-day flurry and controversy over the US immigration reform bill, renewed interest by expat investors in a route offered by America’s Green Card is emerging.
The little-known EB5 immigration scheme offers a way in for entrepreneurial investors with half a million dollars to spare, and involves investing in or starting up a business in designated deprived or rural areas of the country. The business must employ at least 10 workers or create 10 jobs in a region where unemployment is at a level below the national...
22 Apr at 6 PM 2013
Senior officials within New Zealand’s immigration services’ risk, intelligence and integrity division are highly critical of a new fast-track visa deal struck with a Chinese
According to representatives of NZ Immigration, a deal giving fast-track immigration procedures to upscale passengers on China
Southern Airlines was arranged without consulting immigration advisory staff. A subsequent risk report states that the frequent flyer privileges could be exploited by people smugglers and sex traffickers.
19 Apr at 6 PM 2013
As the present-day Chinese
Diaspora gathers momentum fuelled by wealthier business people eager to stash their cash in safe locations, less obvious havens such as Portugal and St Kitts are emerging.
Scared by the savings grab in Cyprus, unimpressed with the USA, disallowed in Canada and perhaps not quite rich enough for Australia, wealthy Chinese
families are searching out unusual destinations with reliable banking laws. The small island of St Kitts is happily cashing in on demand, especially in the property sector, with shares in one...