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  A Guide To Employment Laws In Hong Kong

Articles - Hong Kong

Employment laws are important for both employers and employees. Since human resources play such a significant role in a company, the employer needs to be able to manage them effectively to ensure success. Employment laws ensure that the employer has certain rights and obligations with regard to the employees, which are in place right from recruitment until termination of the employment. Employers also retain some post-termination rights against former employees. From an employee’s perspective, a company that fails to comply with employment laws may have to pay a fine or damages and there may also be criminal liabilities. The laws also grant various protections to employees.   more ...

  5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Hong Kong

Articles - Hong Kong

Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices to those who love dining out. From swanky restaurants to tiny street stalls, eating out is a popular pastime here. Hong Kong has been influenced by Eastern and Western cultures and you have the opportunity to sample cuisines from different countries like Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Europe and America. Since the variety of food available is so vast, here’s a list of five foods you must try when living in Hong Kong.

Tang Yuan

These glutinous rice balls serve as an excellent breakfast food, and also double up as a delicious dessert.   more ...

  5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Hong Kong (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Articles - Hong Kong

Hong Kong truly does have a charm of its own, but it’s a city of extremes in many ways and most visitors will either love it or hate it. It’s hard to sit on the fence when it comes to Hong Kong. The city is small but it has a thriving economy that is fiercely competitive and independent. With its recent colonial past, the city has a distinctly East meets West vibe and in more ways than one, Hong Kong is a world class city. Its skyline is dominated by skyscrapers, but it’s also a city of contrasts, with easy access to the outdoors and beaches that are just a few minutes’ drive away. What’s most important to keep in mind when moving to Hong Kong is that it’s a city that never fails to surprise, so don’t move here with any preconceived notions!   more ...

  What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Hong Kong?

Articles - Hong Kong

Expats living in Hong Kong are generally safe and not at risk for any major health complications. But expats planning to relocate should consult their doctor beforehand and inquire if there are any recommended vaccinations or preventive medications. It is also important to ensure that all routine vaccinations and boosters are up to date. Here are some of the health risks that expats may face in Hong Kong.

Avian influenza

The influenza outbreak caused by the H5N1 virus in 1997 became a global concern due to concern over its spread to other parts of the world. Until then the virus was known to only infect birds.   more ...

  Dealing With Culture Shock In Hong Kong - Some Advice For New Expats

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Summers can be hot and humid, and it’s not uncommon for people to stay indoors for much of the summer. Temperatures can rise up to 35 degrees and the humidity hangs heavy over the entire city. The city’s many air-conditioned shopping centers serve as a cool haven in such weather. Hong Kong also witnesses a rainy season that lasts from May to September. Typhoons can occur during this period. These tropical cyclones are usually not a cause for worry. Hong Kong’s winters are mild. The cooler weather comes as a relief after the hot humid summer.   more ...


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