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  1. The big picture

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... during the peak influx of the late 80s. But he was soon subject to the policy of forced repatriation, adopted in 1991, as authorities attempted to clear the camps ahead of the 1997 handover, ...

  2. Sensitivity needed on forced migrations

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last week, Shaanxi province revealed plans to relocate almost three million rural residents in what would be the largest ever forced migration in modern history. The goal of the plan is to alleviate poverty; those targeted by it are said to live in harsh terrain vulnerable to natural disasters. That is a laudable goal, but the mainland's track record with forced migrations ...

  3. Exodus 1947

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... it had been rammed by the British Navy, which killed three passengers. Denied entry by the British, who controlled Palestine, the 4,500 refugees were forced onto three other ships that took them ...

  4. News - World - CANADA

    Anger over rich Chinese blamed for Canada migration scheme's axing

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:42pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Canadian government accused of pandering to 'anti-mainlander' sentiment after it scraps an application-deluged migration programme Chinese cry foul at axing of visa scheme Canada's government has been accused of pandering to anti-Chinese sentiment by axing its investor migration scheme, which has brought tens of thousands of rich mainland ...

  5. News - China

    Migration a thing of the past for families living where jobs now grow

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... nearly two-thirds of the nation's 1.3 billion people are expected to be living in urban areas. Meanwhile, fewer people are migrating to the Pearl River Delta region for work, dramatically altering the country's labour force and its industry. Stanley Lau Chin-ho, deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said fewer workers were coming from places that previously ...

  6. Face-saving for Myanmar- lifesaving for the Rohingya?

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a mass migration, however, and the big barrier to keeping the Rohingya settled is the citizenship issue. Without citizenship, the 800,000 Rohingya are likely to struggle to survive in a region ... groups. He would also refer to the migration of large numbers of 'Bengali Muslims' in the days of British colonialism nearly 200 years ago. Their descendants had registration papers ...

  7. 'Concerned' UN refugee agency asks Thais to explain boatpeople policy

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The United Nations' refugee agency has asked the Thai government to explain its policy towards boatpeople after the South China Morning Post revealed this week that the Thai army has been setting refugees from Myanmar adrift in unpower ...

  8. Small-house fiasco

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... as bad. In pushing for amendments to the law in 1997, I sought to remove that exclusion. This would have forced the government to replace the small-house policy, to avoid contravening the equality ...

  9. 'We are used to going for days without eating'

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani looks at the plight of asylum seekers forced to scavenge for food and live in squalor Hundreds of asylum seekers staying in Hong Kong pending determination ... disorder after she collapsed in the waiting area at Chek Lap Kok airport. Jean-Paul is showing signs of serious depression. They say they are forced to beg for change every time they take public ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human rights activists in refugees' 'March for Protection', urging reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Activists organise march for refugees, urge reform Human rights advocates will march this week to highlight the plight of the city's refugees and challenge the government over what they call a zero per cent recognitio ...




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