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    Perhaps too soon to make a decision. Now China has acknowledged it has a problem with a brand new disease and the medical industry is focussed on containing it the actual problems will be better know in 2-3 weeks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque
    @shri what platform are they using?
    Checking / message you when the son lets me know.
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    @Elegiaque - Google classroom + meet for video meetings. Kid did mention that sometimes it is difficult to see the whiteboard while things buffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaz Paul
    Being a really concerned parent/ FATHER I hear you but do let us know when you find your LaLa land
    Reading this, We are so glad that we decided to move to Taipei on first week this year

    so to answer the OP: yes we decided to move out of HK and relocate our daughter out of here in mid-year, initially, the protest were the reason, now the reasons keep piling up

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw
    No regrets I moved to Australia last month and working remotely for my HK employer now. Kids start the school year as planned next week. It's a shame the Aussie school in HK is off to a bad start after a horrible year last year, suppose to kick off the year on Wednesday.

    The $20k per month my employer saves on HK school fees they gladly allow me to work remotely and put the money towards a travel allowance for me to visit all the offices around the region. I'm suppose to be in Shanghai next week and then in HK in 3 weeks from now but will probably cancel both trips and maybe lie low and keep working remotely for a while.
    I think we got out of the HKG at just the right time,( 2 years ago this March) even though I don't mind a bit of riotous chaos ( protests ) and also remember what it was like during SARS 1.0 in 2002, which actually didn't faze me when I no longer had to wait for a table at popular restaurants lol But, I didn't have children back then and I must admit, I am a LOT more comfortable these days being 6,892km away on our semi rural piece of unspoilt paradise.

    Our kids start back at school on, Wednesday, after their 2 month summer break, refreshed and ready to embark on another year at school, swimming squad, Taekwondo, piano, claranet, guitar and art classes. Which as a parent, has been quite enjoyable ( rewarding ) to have been a part of over the last year..... so, looking forward to this one too.
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    Boarding schools with Chinese pupils urged to be alert for xenophobia

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...y_to_clipboard


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    Quote Originally Posted by goutnet
    Reading this, We are so glad that we decided to move to Taipei on first week this year

    so to answer the OP:[B] yes we decided to move out of HK and relocate our daughter out of here in mid-year, initially, the protest were the reason, now the reasons keep piling up
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    And how is your daughter settling into her new school in Taipei?

    Still struggling to make the case with the little ones who fear losing friends more than the excitement of a new move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    Boarding schools with Chinese pupils urged to be alert for xenophobia

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...y_to_clipboard
    Priorities totally wrong in that article - but of course one can't get in the way of greedy Brit/Aussie schools and the redminbi!

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    We started homeschooling our sons last year and I'm so glad we did given what's happened with the protests and now the virus... that said, it's not why we made the decision. Aside from the bliss (mostly) that has been hanging out with my boys more I've even noticed welcome change in me... much less short tempered, much less stressed, no arguing online , much more productive, which was unexpected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaD_LaLa
    And how is your daughter settling into her new school in Taipei?

    Still struggling to make the case with the little ones who fear losing friends more than the excitement of a new move.
    Things settled down after some time. Hong Kong has been more a passing place than a settling place over the last years, she has been loosing friend who moved out of Hong Kong every year, so there's that.

    Taipei is quite the opposite, people tend to stay longer, and that would help. With that said, the jump is always a bit hard, but it really worth the effort IMO.

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