View Poll Results: Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  • Planning to leave in 1-2 years

    74 34.26%
  • Planning to leave in 3-5 years

    42 19.44%
  • No plan at the moment

    73 33.80%
  • HK is my Home, will stay forever

    27 12.50%
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[Poll] Stay or Leave Hong Kong

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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Surely every global finance centre needs a lot of expats. Only if you wanted to become a regional or domestic centre would you need less expats. What does Beijing want HK to become?
    Gone are the days when these bankers would get on a motorbike and head to the jungles of Thailand to find the next emerging market (anyone remember the old Templeton commercials?). They've been replaced by satellite imagery....
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  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Gone are the days when these bankers would get on a motorbike and head to the jungles of Thailand to find the next emerging market (anyone remember the old Templeton commercials?). They've been replaced by satellite imagery....
    It is the synergies of clustering facilitated by appropriate laws and enabled by the rule of law that matters.

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    What does Beijing want HK to become?
    Compliant.

    In terms of leaving or staying, I have just (successfully, unless something very bad happens in the next week or so) gone through a round of job-hunting, after a period of instability. My (local) partner wouldn't necessarily be implacably opposed to leaving, but she's taking care of her sick mother, and to be blunt she's not going anywhere while her mum is still around - and at this point I'm not planning to go anywhere without her, so that's me pretty much tied down.
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  4. #34

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    I was hovering over 'HK is my Home, will stay forever', but instead chose 'No plan at the moment'. A few years ago, maybe I would have chosen the last option. Things are changing, generally for the worse, and I don't see things getting any better. But, I have no idea where to go.


  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    A number of people we know, from Geo and our social circles have made their money, packed up and left over the last 3 years. Their moves seem to be timed with 1) getting residency sorted in the UK (home uni fees) or 2) made enough money in HK and kids leaving the nest / finding jobs.

    For us, HK is home, but to appreciate it we need to leave for a few months/year or so, which may be timed around winning a 30M+ Mark Six round. Hopefully tonight.
    Crap is mark6 $30 million tonight? I missed it!

  6. #36

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    Who is the lost soul that voted to stay forever? It's not too late yet, you can still get out.

    MerMer and Edwardstorm like this.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat:
    Who is the lost soul that voted to stay forever? It's not too late yet, you can still get out.
    East_coast, selling cardboard boxes at age 80.

  8. #38

    Here's my plan. Wait until I turn 65, get obscenely obese, move to Manila, find 30 year old GF, eat at Bubba Gump every day.


  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonastainine:
    Here's my plan. Wait until I turn 65, get obscenely obese, move to Manila, find 30 year old GF, eat at Bubba Gump every day.
    You wouldn't be the first Geoexpatter to follow a similar path

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    You wouldn't be the first Geoexpatter to follow a similar path
    I'm only 61!

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