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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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    Official figures, trying to play it down.

    https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2021/08/...63730_419.html


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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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    For me personally the summer also was a political break: before you could still argue that all this NSL stuff would not affect most of us. Suddenly, district councilors were forced to resign. Giving a clear indication that China has no interest at all to keep even the smallest pieces of a democratic facade in place. It came the closure of Apple daily, again showing that an elemental freedom of HK just disappeared.

    Besides this, with the crackdown on the IPO sector, also economic opportunities seem to have severely diminished. All while, as you correctly say, most of the world is almost back to normal.
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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
    Well can you easily travel abroad from the mainland (and return)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari:
    Well can you easily travel abroad from the mainland (and return)?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Do you need more than what China has to offer?
    Seems this forum is dead…

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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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