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if china wants long term stability and not repeat the 1920s-30s with the colonialism and imperialism issues whereby the largest supporters of the $$ was the peasant class and the KMT lost because most chinese are still proud of ourselves instead of being the whiteman's dog. if the people in charge are aware of their history, then it behooves them to know that despite the support of foreign powers for the KMT, it was still the chinese people who won back the country from imperial control.|
now you contrast this situation with the racial discrimination and white worshipping in china, it's on the same path as the KMT was doing...
now we ABC all thought that hong-kong was the white man's bitch because of the worshipping and issues like this article mentions, but it's far more advanced than the mainland is because it knows that the only people who are genuinely interested in alleviating china are those native and overseas chinese. the rest of the whiteman are just to exploit the people and country and it's shame on the chinese for worshipping and letting them do this blatantly.
the website won't be posted for this article, because of the censorship issue; but it's the associated press and the commentary to the article preceeding it is no doubt written by a whitey.
by: ad_hoc_opinion 01/20/06 06:39 am
Msg: 20 of 42
to make things work, and stay on top with innovation in both manegment and basic creative technology/production sectors.
The Ch!nk-a-links are still where the Jap-a-flukes were 40 - 70 years ago, when they had to bring in foreigners to teach them everything from how to make cameras to cars.
Keep paying the foreigners to teach you well what you can't figure out for yourselves, and in 50 years, you'll be just like the Jap-a-ma-flunks.
Of course, by then, westerners will be 50 years ahead of you in all other things.
Asia is doomed to need the White man to hold them by the hand for as long as they try to emulate the scientific and material fruits of western culture, values and innovation...including all the western garbage that comes with it.
At least they are not as bad as the Saudi Arabian Sand-boogers that needs foreigners for everything, except for holding their hands when they go to the bathroom.
Proposed Hong Kong law gives business shudders
Thu Jan 19, 2:31 AM ET
HONG KONG (AFP) - A proposed Hong Kong law that could curb lucrative expatriate pay packages has sparked concern among business leaders who warn the measure could harm the city's standing as a financial hub.
The government is considering a racial discrimination law that analysts fear may prevent foreigners working in the southern Chinese territory being offered perks such as housing allowances and paid school fees.
Drafters of the law believe the deals -- which can sometimes be equal in value to employees' salaries -- could be construed as discriminatory if not also offered to local Chinese staff.
The proposal has been attacked by chambers of commerce and economists as mistaken legislation likely to act as a deterrent not only to badly needed skilled workers from overseas but also to foreign investment in the city.
"It's a bad thing when the government interferes in the relationship between employer and employee," said David Webb, an investor activist whose Webb-site.com is seen as an unofficial watchdog of the territory's government and corporate fiscal issues.
"It goes against the principle of Hong Kong being a free-market city," Webb added.
Hong Kong's low-tax, high-salary and off-shore financial status has long made it attractive to overseas workers, especially from the shores of former colonial master Britain.
But the high cost of living -- pressure on space makes rents among the highest in the world -- has meant companies have had to offer generous bonuses and perks to keep workers here.
Recruitment executives said that without those deals, companies based here will find it increasingly difficult to hire.
"The nature of Hong Kong is that it needs overseas recruitment. It's a small city and a very transient community, few people actually stay here and they need to be replaced from somewhere," said Dan Chavasse of Michael Page international recruitment.
"Even during the recession we were bringing in people from overseas to fill niche positions," Chavasse said. "If you take that option away, companies will just move out of Hong Kong."
David O'Rear, economist with the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the city's leading business interest group, said he believed the proposal would not go through.
"This sort of interference is neither useful nor necessary," said O'Rear. "We firmly believe that businesses should be the ones making arrangements with their employees."
Business leaders say the proposed law comes at the wrong time, when declining standards of spoken English and a shrinking unemployment pool has left many overseas firms struggling to find suitable locally drawn staff.
The language problem is one that the Chamber of Commerce has strong views on.
It says the neglect of English in favour of Mandarin, the dialect of mainland China, has already prompted some overseas firms looking for an Asian base to opt for Singapore or Shanghai.
"A high standard of English is vitally important in business today ... and Hong Kong has a great deal of room for improvement," O'Rear told AFP. "It's the sort of cost that could deter investors from setting up here."
The problem has been compounded by a tightening of immigration policy following the city's reversion to Chinese rule in 1997 which has made it impossible for foreigners to simply walk into jobs here as they used to.
Webb said that contrary to protecting against racial discrimination as intended, the measure could worsen the problem.
"Local civil service jobs in Hong Kong often have perks attached to them," he said. "So this is bordering on discrimination itself."