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Worse than Hong Kong

Postby Militarygamer » 21 May 2012, 17:42

I've been to Hong Kong it is relative easy for a foreigner to get a job, I've known a lot of mainland Chinese students are expatriats without an ID, as long as they satisfy the job requirements, the company will proceed a working visa for them. This is different case in Taiwan, strict labour laws, complicated procedures, employers unwilliness to employ someone without an ID, I bet there are a lot of foreingers with high degrees teaching here or working in lack of career progression jobs, no wonder Taiwan is not a international competitive city compared to Hong Kong or Singapore. Taiwan is just a small island singled out by China or the rest of the world, laws are really strict and protective, even stricter than China in terms of employment, China is now opening up to attract foreign specialists.
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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby Deuce Dropper » 21 May 2012, 17:49

Aside from Hong Kong offering a more favorable business environment for companies (low to zero taxes), it is not really fair to compare either city to Taiwan because they are only cities. If Taiwan was the size and population of Taipei and Taipei County it could follow the city-state design, but the reality is Taiwan is a country (despite the recognition confusion) and there are many more moving parts involved. Comparisons with Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand are more apt, despite the 4 Tigers distinction.

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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby tomthorne » 21 May 2012, 19:02

Former British colonies.
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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby headhonchoII » 21 May 2012, 19:43

Please, the title, please!
I can remember the fourth of July runnin' through the backwood bare.
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby achdizzy1099 » 21 May 2012, 20:02

British colonialism definitely has a lot to do with it. :cool:

But, it is way too complicated to just say "look over there! They are way better than us!" Especially with small city states as Number Two :wink: has just stated.

The title of this thread should rather be "Taiwan needs labor reform..... [as to not be worst than Hong Kong :whistle: ]"

There is a great editorial from the Taipei Times last month that basically reflects the core of this thread. Taiwan doesn't just suffer due to its poor ability/willingness to attract foreign talent, it is also losing its own top 'Brains' to foreign countries that will pay them what they deserve.

The best economies are built on the backs of the best people with the best ideas making the best salaries and educated at the best universities. America has known this for a long long time and benefits better than anyone else in the world from it. When you put nationalism in front of capitalism you get bulldozed by your competitors.

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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby TheGingerMan » 21 May 2012, 20:11

headhonchoII wrote:Please, the title, please!


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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 21 May 2012, 20:15

Self-moderated. Deleted my snarky, personal attack, off-topic comments directed toward the OP.
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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby achdizzy1099 » 21 May 2012, 20:47

This is a decent thread topic. Not everyone here is an English expert. Many posters on this site aren't native speakers.:notworthy:

Just to remind you: this is Forumosa, a forum operated within the confines of an island historically known as Formosa. On it live about 22 million Mandarin and Hokkien speakers.

A little leniency might be in order for particiapants that may not have mastered their comparative / superlative boards. :2cents:

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Re: Worst than Hong Kong

Postby PigBloodCake » 21 May 2012, 20:48

achdizzy1099 wrote:The best economies are built on the backs of the best people with the best ideas making the best salaries and educated at the best universities. America has known this for a long long time and benefits better than anyone else in the world from it. When you put nationalism in front of capitalism you get bulldozed by your competitors.


BINGO. This paragraph sums it up pretty well.

MG, is there a particular reason why you're so attracted to *stay* in Taiwan? If HK is better in terms of employment, why not go there?
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Worse than Hong Kong

Postby headhonchoII » 21 May 2012, 22:18

It's a dumb comparison, city state versus nation type state. To the OP, you got turned down, so try again some other way, you need to make an effort.
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And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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