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Who is leaving HK, Anecdotal Evidence - Part 2

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    You can buy a property for 1 million durhams and get a 2 year residency - but not work rights. Not sure what happens after 2 years.

    You can also go as an investor/set up a business. Move GX there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by shree711:
    You would lose close proximity with China however, as a downside.
    Some people would consider that a major upside.
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    I get vaccines and vacancies all mixed up now.

    Obviously one number increases and the other doesn't really.

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    Found out last night that an American guy I've known for years - built up a business here, I actually counter-signed his visa application back in the day - has gone back to the US this week...

    To quote him: I had a going away party at AmCham and like 3/4 of the people I told were like "hmm yeah, I'm trying to manuever a way out of here"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthieuTofu:
    OK, if there are over 60,000 vacancies, why are almost all the kindergardens and Year 1 (particularly, private and international schools) fully booked (some with multi-year wait lists)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwillis:
    OK, if there are over 60,000 vacancies, why are almost all the kindergardens and Year 1 (particularly, private and international schools) fully booked (some with multi-year wait lists)?
    I would suspect a good portion of those public sector vacancies include students who transfer to private schools. So while private schools many have losses that are replaced, public sector schools face double losses (emigration and transfers).

    Also, I would suspect most cross border students attended public schools, not private schools. Many of them have lost patience. A kid in my estate was living with cousins and aunt/uncle and he left in November - no end in sight as “business people” were priority for cross border exemption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    I would suspect a good portion of those public sector vacancies include students who transfer to private schools. So while private schools many have losses that are replaced, public sector schools face double losses (emigration and transfers).

    Also, I would suspect most cross border students attended public schools, not private schools. Many of them have lost patience. A kid in my estate was living with cousins and aunt/uncle and he left in November - no end in sight as “business people” were priority for cross border exemption.
    Good observations; yes, seems like the attrition is happening more in the public schools vs private schools (which has crazy demand still).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hike:
    I would suspect a good portion of those public sector vacancies include students who transfer to private schools. So while private schools many have losses that are replaced, public sector schools face double losses (emigration and transfers).

    Also, I would suspect most cross border students attended public schools, not private schools. Many of them have lost patience. A kid in my estate was living with cousins and aunt/uncle and he left in November - no end in sight as “business people” were priority for cross border exemption.
    You seem to be right. The better educated and more portable are moving. The less educated and less portable are staying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    You seem to be right. The better educated and more portable are moving. The less educated and less portable are staying.
    So are you saying the private schools are for the less educated and portable?
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