Expat Hong Kong News

Latest 10 news items tagged Hong Kong

19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Asia now a hub for expats pursuing crypto dreams

Asia is now the world’s favourite hub for expats’ crypto careers. Expats from the West are now congregating in Asian countries in the hope of furthering their crypto careers. According to those on the scene, hopefuls from the USA, the UK, Australia and Europe are arriving in far greater numbers than ever before, all working to grab a slice of the amazing opportunities on offer, with Crypto companies springing up like mushrooms to boost this emerging market. Unlike in other world Crypto communities, the Asian version seems to...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Private bankers overwhelmed as Hong Kong millionaires transfer fortunes overseas

As the riots and marches continue in Hong Kong, jittery millionaires are transferring their cash to Singapore’s safe haven. Wealth managers and private bankers are being overwhelmed by enquiries as Hong Kong’s most wealthy residents struggle to get their cash out of the former British colony, even although the controversial extradition law seems to be dead in the water. One Singaporean wealth manager who prefers to remain anonymous told the media his firm had received a sizeable flow of new money originating in Hong Kong over the...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Are the ultra-wealthy departing Hong Kong for politically stable Singapore?

Upscale wealth management companies are now shunning Hong Kong in favour of Singapore. International wealth management firms planning to open in Hong Kong are changing their minds and heading for Singapore as a result of continuing public unrest over the new extradition bill. The news comes as no surprise, as their wealthy would-be expat clients are already pulling their investments and stashing them elsewhere for the same reason. According to Reuters, one mid-sized private investment advisory company has given up its plans for a...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey takes on male expats’ concerns over local healthcare

It’s unusual to have a survey created just for men, but the results of this study are somewhat of a surprise. In expat-aimed media nowadays, there’s a huge focus on private health insurance, its high cost and the possibility of the small print preventing a payout. Healthcare for expats has always been a controversial subject, as premiums tend to be massaged upwards and care given can be less than expected or needed. Interestingly, the results of a recent study of male expats living overseas revealed a majority of respondents...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Kiwi female expat in Hong Kong determined to keep protesting

A female expat from New Zealand is in the front line of the massive Hong Kong protests as she feels Kiwis are especially at risk from the proposed extradition law. Tarsh Smyth has been living and working as an English teacher in Hong Kong for the past year, and decided to join in the protest as she feels New Zealanders may be at more risk from the new law than expatriates from other world countries. The controversial law, at present being debated in Hong Kong’s parliament, would allow the government to extradite expats as well as...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Canadian pundits expect expat exodus from Hong Kong

As the Hong Kong protests against China’s extradition bill continue, China watchers in Canada are predicting an expat exodus. At the present time, some 300,000 Canadian expats are living and working in Hong Kong and are becoming increasingly worried about China’s long-term intent for the colony. The extradition bill would seem to have been a step too far for Hong Kong’s population in general, bringing a million onto the streets in protest. It’s being assumed that orders from Beijing provoked the Hong Kong government’s...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Survey shows a lack of expat confidence in overseas healthcare

A recent survey has revealed over 70 per cent of male expat respondents are concerned over the quality of healthcare in their present countries of residence. The survey, unsurprisingly undertaken by an international private health insurance company, also showed some 65 per cent of men would rather return to their home country for medical procedures than risk something going wrong in their present locations. Major worries were the quality of medical care in overseas facilities and the high cost, with being away from their families in...
23 May at 6 PM 2019

Specialist beers and wines are favourites for expats in Asia

Whether it’s fish ‘n chips, Weetabix, Marmite or Guinness, British expats as well as their international compatriots crave a taste of home, especially if it’s almost unavailable. Home country foods and beverages are an occasional must have for expats all over the world, especially if they’re a taste of childhood in a far simpler universe than the present version. This incontrovertible fact of expat life has prompted expat entrepreneurs to start businesses bringing in all-time favourites to hordes of waiting expatriates in...
17 May at 6 PM 2019

China bans marriage licenses for expat lovebirds

If you and the love of your life are expats living and working in China, don’t even think of getting married in your new home! For reasons as yet unclear, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs has now posted a new rule stating marriage licenses will no longer be available for foreign couples wanting to tie the knot. The closest thing to a wedding in the Chinese/Western style is still available in Hong Kong, which offers marriage licenses to lovebirds of any nationality. However, if you’ve formed a circle of friends in China and...
16 May at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Vietnam hit out at begpackers

Angry expats in Vietnam and across Southeast Asia are calling for action against the begpacking trend. The subject of begpackers is one which brings genuine expats across Southeast Asia together in anger, as it’s considered morally wrong that Western travellers should expect locals to pay for what seem to be no more than sightseeing trips taking in popular expat destinations. Asian cultures in general have a tradition of giving to those in need, but the sight of Westerners taking advantage of local generosity is offending...