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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can't ignore social impact of mainland integration

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by BELINDA HUI

    ... in Hong Kong. As the new school term gets under way, more than 17,000 children will cross the border every day to go to school in Hong Kong. The number is expected to further increase. Although ... In another worrying trend, more Hong Kong youths are taking advantage of the convenience of cross-border travel to take drugs in Shenzhen, where drugs are cheaper and there are fewer police raids. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs to prepare for mainland Chinese children with right of abode

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... a good idea of what is needed for citizens living within Hong Kong's borders, but has its work cut out when it comes to children born in our hospitals to mainland parents. The excessively ... with demand may not worry, but parents on both sides of the border and public schools want- and need- to know. But we also have to stop thinking of the Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents ...

  3. Removing automatic right of abode would deter tsunami of cross-border births

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The present Hong Kong administration has a knack of oversimplifying complex issues and complicating issues that can be easily resolved. One case in point is our immigration policies. Every ... prominently in the news. It boils down to the question of legitimate domicile in Hong Kong and the awarding of the right of abode to every child born here. If children born here (when neither parent ...

  4. Drop in Hongkongers working over border

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The number of Hong Kong residents working on the mainland has dropped by 28 per cent over the past six years, according to the Census and Statistics Department. ... 'But it could also be because more Hong Kong people have [relocated to] cities like Shanghai and Beijing. In that case they would not have been counted in this survey.' The statistics were ...

  5. More help for retirees over border eyed

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to strengthen health services for Hong Kong retirees in the mainland. The measure under consideration was revealed by Chief Secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung, who led the Steering Committee on Population ... reduce the city's ageing population and retirees can enjoy a lower cost of living,' said Wong Kwok-kin, a legislator representing the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions. 'But ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legal challenge to Hong Kong's residency rules on disability allowance payments

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Permanent residents must live in Hong Kong for a year to be eligible for the allowance, but one disabled man says that infringes fundamental rights ... requirement. Martin Lam Hing-chung, 33, said the requirement that a permanent resident must have lived in Hong Kong continuously for a year and spent no more than 56 days outside the city before he ...

  7. Disabled face barriers at all border crossings

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Access for the disabled at all border crossings between Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland is substandard, a survey found. Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong ... by the Buildings Department. The Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan was deemed the worst when it came to providing access to disabled people, while the Hung Hom Control Point was the most ...

  8. Officials step up cross-border war on youths taking drugs

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man in Moscow Hong Kong and Shenzhen officials have beefed up co-operation to tackle drugs and illegal immigration, the secretary for security said yesterday. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong was speaking during a visit to Moscow, where he held talks on plans for visa-free travel between Hong Kong and Russia. Mr Lee said the drug problem was not as bad as feared, despite growing numbers ...

  9. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ... by 2030. Hong Kong's fertility rate is among the lowest in the world, dropping to a historic low of 0.9 births per woman in 2003. Despite a rebound to 1.1 in 2010, it is still far below ...

  10. Hong Kong asylum promise gave Vietnamese a safe harbour from communist persecution

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... defeated the US-backed South in 1975. Hong Kong, then a British colony, gave unconditional temporary asylum to people awaiting resettlement in the West until 1988, when it brought in a screening process to separate political refugees from economic refugees, who were eventually sent home. Some refugees were stuck in Hong Kong after being refused asylum elsewhere due to criminal records, ...




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