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    Quote Originally Posted by Char Siu King:
    Surely it's quite obvious in Hong Kong much like in other class based elitist societies the same rules don't apply to everybody. Egalitarianism is not a concept the government of Hong Kong or the previous colonial rulers have ever bought into.
    Again maybe true, but under the law, everyone is equal. If this "rule" is applied to one applicant, then can it be applied to others?

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    Perhaps it's my western guilt talking but whenever the FDH issue arises it just feels like we are (perhaps inadvertently) supporting some kind of apartheid. I don't see why these people should get treated differently to us.

    If the government here fears an influx of people from poorer Asian nations then it should stop exploiting that source of cheap labour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Char Siu King:
    Surely it's quite obvious in Hong Kong much like in other class based elitist societies the same rules don't apply to everybody.
    In the case of applying for PR, there is a very clear set of guidelines published by HK.gov which apply to all applicants. Up to now it's been straightforward to interpret those guidelines, however now the Gov is using phrases like "concrete steps" which COULD be applied to non-DFH applicants in the future. Expats never had to consider what the hell "concrete steps" meant before. Maybe by the end of this there will be an addendum to the guidelines, applicable to everyone, but intended to keep 99% of FDH from acheiving PR status...