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  1. Non-local women to pay more for births

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Fiona Tam Public hospitals yesterday agreed to almost double the fee for non-local women giving birth in emergency wards, to HK$90,000- but mainland agencies are already ... not married to a local man would be allowed to give birth at private hospitals next year. Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying said last week that there would be a quota of 'zero' ...

  2. Mainland parents lash out at Leung ban on HK births

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's declared intention to ban pregnant mainlanders from giving birth in Hong Kong has provoked outrage and defiance north of the border, with agencies who arrange cross-border births advising their clients to disregard his warning. 'Don't listen to him [Leung]. There's no actual regulation by the Hong Kong government ...

  3. Mainland mums look West after Hong Kong backlash

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Mainland agencies that arrange for expectant mothers to give birth overseas are predicting a surge in those going to North America as Hong Kong tightens its ... of non-locals who can give birth in the city. Also, he claimed it was becoming easier to obtain visas to the US. The fees for non-local mothers giving birth in Hong Kong have surged in the past year. ...

  4. Cost and ID card are not big issues for 'birth tours'

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regarding the article ''Birth tours' flourishing despite bid to stem flow' (January 3), has anyone done a scientific survey of why mainland women come to Hong Kong to give birth? If we are just guessing at the reasons, then it is very likely that we are wrong, as the mainland Chinese mind has been conditioned very differently from the Hong Kong Chinese mind. ...

  5. Merging HK and Shenzhen will give birth to a powerhouse

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As Shenzhen last week marked the 25th anniversary of its founding as a special economic zone, almost everyone agreed that the bustling metropolis is in trouble. The city's future remains uncertain, with its booming economy losing momentum and the pop ...

  6. Mainland wives rush to book hospital beds

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam and Ella Lee Mainland women hoping to give birth in Hong Kong are booking maternity services through agents as early as five weeks into their pregnancies after the government ... to Hong Kong hospitals for delivery, depending on the type of maternity ward used and whether it is a caesarean birth. An agent in Hong Kong said many mainland customers sought help as soon ...

  7. Younger couples opting out of costly parenthood

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... resulted in falling fertility rates and Shenzhen has found it difficult to encourage couples to have their own child. Shenzhen's birth rate was 14.12 per 1,000 people in 2008, above ... a family. The country's overall birth rate has dropped from 21.06 babies per 1,000 people in 1990 to 14.03 babies in 2000 and 12.1 in 2007. Guangdong's birth rate in 2008 was slightly ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What the local media says

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to pay in Hong Kong dollars at an exchange rate of 1 yuan to HK$1, despite the current market level of less than 0.8 yuan to the Hong Kong dollar. A big sauna parlour on Chun Feng Road, which offered the favourable rate, was packed with customers, many from Hong Kong. Some Chinese restaurants on Le Yuan Road gave Hongkongers a 20 per cent discount throughout the day.   Monday, Apple ...

  9. News - China

    Wealthier Shenzhen parents with second child face 1m yuan fine

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 10:32am by Amy Li

    ... Wealthier Shenzhen parents who plan to give birth to a second child in Hong Kong or overseas could be fined as much as 1 million yuan (HK$1.22 million), according to a new regulation ... to couples of which one or both partners are registered as residents of Shenzhen. In the past, many parents chose to give birth in Hong Kong or overseas to evade the "social maintenance ...

  10. Mainland slows rate of infrastructure spending

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The mainland expects to continue increasing spending on transport and infrastructure this year but at a more cautious pace, according to the Ministry of Transport. For its two largest ports, that means Shanghai plans moderate growth, while Sh ...




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