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    Who is leaving HK, Anecdotal Evidence - Part 2

    I spoke to an upmarket hairdresser today, very long term HK resident, all his clients are expats (he's been trying to attract the local market but they won't pay his kinda rates)

    He said in the last 6 months he's lost over 30 personal clients through them returning to UK/US/Oz/Europe and that he was going to have to lay someone off this week as business was tough.

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    Move to a mainland city. Pretty normal most of the time. Surge at the moment in a few cities but China shold have MRNA vaccine soon.

    HK should open up to the world but can't
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Move to a mainland city. Pretty normal most of the time. Surge at the moment in a few cities but China shold have MRNA vaccine soon.

    HK should open up to the world but can't
    The people who refuse to vaccinate are giving the government a mandate to keep the borders closed
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    Do you need more than what China has to offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aw451:
    The people who refuse to vaccinate are giving the government a mandate to keep the borders closed
    We have just got a $5K incentive to adopt digital payments. For getting a Pfizer Jab you get....

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    HK is still strong in many areas. Where else in the world can you get:
    1) No capital gains tax
    2) Domestic helpers
    3) Universal health care
    4) No death penalty
    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage:
    I spoke to an upmarket hairdresser today, very long term HK resident, all his clients are expats (he's been trying to attract the local market but they won't pay his kinda rates)

    He said in the last 6 months he's lost over 30 personal clients through them returning to UK/US/Oz/Europe and that he was going to have to lay someone off this week as business was tough.
    Maybe he should lower his rate.

    Though UK is very attractive right now. Things are back to normal there.

    Here, we shut down blocks for one case and try to convince the stubborn to get jabbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropic:
    HK is still strong in many areas. Where else in the world can you get:
    1) No capital gains tax
    2) Domestic helpers
    3) Universal health care
    4) No death penalty
    ?
    Don't we now have #4 in theory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropic:
    HK is still strong in many areas. Where else in the world can you get:
    1) No capital gains tax
    2) Domestic helpers
    3) Universal health care
    4) No death penalty
    ?
    1 and 3 are currently unsustainable. Recently the government has been less cautious with its spending leading to diminishing reserves and a significant deficit this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tropic:
    HK is still strong in many areas. Where else in the world can you get:
    1) No capital gains tax
    2) Domestic helpers
    3) Universal health care
    4) No death penalty
    ?
    Number 2 is really covering up the lack of childcare and the long working hours.

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