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Counting Expat Numbers a Complex Task (Hong Kong)

The number of expatriates living in Hong Kong is on the decline, according to statistics released by China's Immigration Department.

Those statistics, which are based on the number of people who enter Hong Kong with a foreign passport each year, show that the number of Australians, Americans, Canadians, and Britons living in the city has been steadily falling over the past five years.

Meanwhile the Census and Statistics Department has reported that the number of people identifying themselves as "white" fell from 46,584 in the 2001 census to 36,384 in the 2006 by-census, a decline of 22 percent.

Experts disagree over what is behind the decline in the number of expats living in Hong Kong. Christopher Lynch, the director of the recruitment consultancy Manpower Professional, said the decline was likely to due to the level of pollution in Hong Kong, the return of local talent from abroad, and the relative cost of employing an expatriate worker. Others say that the decline is simply due to the fact that the term "expatriate" is becoming increasingly difficult to define.

While the experts debate over the cause of the decline in the number of expats living in Hong Kong, government officials are taking steps to reverse the trend. For instance, the government is considering relaxing the rules for admitting foreign professionals.

Source: Globality Magazine - GAI


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