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Wealth story by Ellen Sheng

Tired of waitlists and uncertainty, some Chinese favor U.S. visa over green card

Forbes, March 28, 2017
With its years-long waiting list, possible minimum invest hike and an increasing number of fraud cases, the controversial EB-5 program is losing its appeal among Chinese investors.
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A home away from home

Global Capital, December 15, 2014
China has always been a country of emigrants. In the past, poor Chinese moved to Malaysia, Singapore and elsewhere, seeking a better life and richer opportunities. Nowadays people don’t have to leave China to become rich – they can do it well enough at home. But there’s a difference, says Stuart Leckie, chariman of Stirling Finance. “Now it’s not the poor who are leaving China, but the rich.”
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Art auction hub celebrates the duck

Financial News, June 3, 2013
Six larger-than-life art installations set up in West Kowloon and the arrival of Hong Kong’s largest annual art fair have pushed art into the spotlight. A 16.5-metre tall yellow rubber duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman (aptly named Rubber Duck) was towed into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour last month eliciting smiles and opportunism.
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Queuing for UK study

South China Morning Post, Money Magazine, June 25, 2012
Hong Kong and mainland students flock to Britian. Maggie Li never considered boarding school in England for her two children, but when the opportunity arose, she went for it. Her son Andi studied at Diocesan Boys’ School, a top-ranked school in Hong Kong, but he ‘struggled a lot’, Li said.
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New glitz fails the happiness test

Financial News, May 16, 2011
For evidence that Shanghai is reclaiming its storied past, look no further than its waterfront, the Bund. It has just seen the reopening of the Long Bar, restored to its 1920s glory with a replica of the original 39-foot bar, dark wood paneling and ceiling fans. The bar has reoccupied its old spot in the former Shanghai Club, a famous British gentlemen’s club in pre-Communist China.
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