"Anybody who can make an alternate plan is trying to do so."
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The SIV programme used to be hugely popular with people from China, though recent strict investment requirements have somewhat dented its appeal.
Data on applications received or visas granted in recent months was not available as Australia publishes these figures only annually.
Juwai.com, China's largest international property website, had seen"some increase" in demand for Sydney property by Hong Kong buyers since the unrest began, Executive Chairman Georg Chmiel told Reuters in an email.Read more: CNA
Australia sees rush of Hong Kong millionaires amid unrest[SYDNEY] Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa programme from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political turmoil in the Chinese-ruled territory, migration lawyers told Reuters. Read more at The Business Times.
Australia sees rush of Hong Kong millionaires amid unrestSYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa programme from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political turmoil in the Chinese-ruled territory, migration lawyers told Reuters.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Indonesia returns containers of waste to France, Hong KongIndonesia has returned seven shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France and Hong Kong , an official said Tuesday, marking the latest ...
China's warning to global CEOs: Toe the party line on Hong Kong HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - As anti-government protests in Hong Kong intensified this month, KPMG issued a directive to its employees in the city: Don't speak on behalf of the company in public. It went on to say that the firm supports China's policy for governing Hong Kong .. Read more at straitstimes.com.
In Hong Kong, some feel violent protests are a legitimate form of political action HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. Yet since the beginning of June, he has been building barricades and throwing bricks at police, risking his own liberty to fight, as he sees it, for the city's freedoms.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Beijing says holding UK's Hong Kong consulate employeeAn employee of Britain's consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London's 'interference' in pro-democracy protests