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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    TS is talking about migrating to places like China or Taiwan with lots Chinese... funny thing is that if you find it hard to compete in a country that has a 6.9 million population in the future... imagine what the competition in a country with over a billion population is going to be like....

    But only TS knows what's best for his/her family... who are we to judge...
    I don't think anyone needs to imagine. It's already happening in China. Just look at how many Chinese Uni grads are handing to the hiring managers at many of the Chinese factories. China does not need foreign talent as much as they do in the late 90s and early 2000s. There are enough of them returning home from overseas abroad in the first place.
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    Singaporean do have an advantage over mainland Chinese in the mind of "angmo" MNC for management positions. Honesty is one of them. They don't trust local.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    Singaporean do have an advantage over mainland Chinese in the mind of "angmo" MNC for management positions. Honesty is one of them. They don't trust local.
    Are you referring to MNCs in Singapore or in China? Either way, its a moot argument. MNCs in China will likely hire one of their own over a Singaporean. I have enough Caucasian friends abroad to know for fact that they have difficulty distinguishing the differences between a Singaporean or a mainland Chinese.

    Most Caucasian hiring managers do not have the cultural awareness to know whether a Singaporean is honest or not. What they do care about is whether you can perform effectively or not, whether you can clinch deals or not. A major reason why MNCs setup shop in China is because they want to take advantage of the emerging Chinese domestic markets. And frankly, since China's economic climate and societal norm rely heavily on favours and guanxi (actions that are typically frowned upon in Singapore), I fail to see how honesty can give Singaporeans any effective advantage.
    Last edited by JamesW; 25th November 2013 at 11:02 PM. Reason: clarification
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    Migration is usually in the realm of [nice to rant about but difficult to do], unless you are in Category 3 of my post.
    Usually talk of migration is a vent to let off steam.
    Actual migration even in normal peaceful circumstances, is a stressful experience.

    It is many times worse if the migration is not voluntary.
    Most people do so because they have no choice or they lost all faith and hope in their current country due to certain events happening.

    • After 1969 May 13, many Malaysian Chinese left to go to Australia.
    • We all know about the 1975 Vietnamese-Chinese boat people and how they suffered.
    • Now the Lebanese are migrating to Australia because they have lost hope in Lebanon. Imagine the distance. Once again in little boats and some end up drowning off the coast of Australia. It is illegal but they appeal on humanitarian grounds.
    • Africans (e.g. Tunisians) are illegally migrating to Italy in small boats for a better life. Many die by drowning.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 25th November 2013 at 11:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    Honesty is one of them. They don't trust local.
    Honesty is of course good.

    But if it is equated to be able to trust the fella to follow the rules it means "don't worry, he's too dumb to figure out the loopholes".

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