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  1. Mainland still the largest source of skilled staff

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Department figures showed that of the 1,486 people admitted to Hong Kong under the scheme in the past three years, 1,136 came from the mainland. Of these, 536 joined the financial or commercial ... James To Kun-sun said the figure showed the city depended largely on talent from the mainland. 'But it depends on what orientation Hong Kong wants to have. If it wants ...

  2. City is losing the battle of the bulge

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government has tried to attract mainland talent by implementing various schemes. But the numbers are small relative to those of births to mainlanders in Hong Kong over which the government has ... fees at public hospitals and imposing a quota system on mainland wives, the number of babies born to mainland women in Hong Kong has continued to soar. Worse still, to circumvent the Hospital ...

  3. The doomsday scenario that never happened

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the government to put the record straight. The figure of 1.67 million- later reduced to 1.6 million- related to the mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents eligible under the judgment. It was based ... The claim by the government that Hong Kong would be flooded by more than 1.67 million mainlanders as a result of a court ruling on the right of abode was highly dubious, even when ...

  4. Right of abode controversy

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million- related to the mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents eligible under the judgment. It was based on a government survey of questionable methodology'. The 1.6 million mainlanders actually comprised two generations of mainland-born children- some 0.69 million being the first-generation children born to Hong Kong residents, and 0.91 million being the second-generation ...

  5. Time bomb waiting to explode

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... on the mainland, it is relatively cheap. Our government should, no matter which route these mainland women are taking to give birth in a Hong Kong hospital, make them pay HK$48,000. If a woman is about ... executive. We met at a forum on the internet, sharing ideas and experiences of being a mother. We noticed that the number of pregnant mainlanders coming to Hong Kong was rising at an alarming rate, ...

  6. Mainland migrants must feel welcome

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most Hong Kong residents are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Yet we manage to make newcomers, especially those from the mainland, feel less than welcome. Our future lies ... highly-skilled people and ensure that mainland students live and work here after graduating are having limited success. This seems baffling given that we see Hong Kong as being so much more attractive ...

  7. Call to attract mainland mums

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... should be the government's top priority. 'Many mainland parents who gave birth in Hong Kong are quite well off and have relatively high educational attainment,' Professor Yip said. ... Gary Cheung The government has been urged to come up with measures to lure mainland mothers who gave birth in Hong Kong to return with their children to slow the drop in population. ...

  8. Bogus marriage syndicate smashed

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Immigration officials have smashed a bogus marriage syndicate helping mainlanders obtain Hong Kong residency. The syndicate, which advertised ... (HK$48,780) to be provided with a Hong Kong marriage partner, who received between HK$5,000 and HK$10,000. Officers also seized copies of identity cards and home return permits at the home of one ...

  9. Clause for concern

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

    ... forbidding refugees to work for pay. But because Hong Kong, unlike the mainland, has so far refused to sign the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, many are marooned here ... that is made up of refugees.' According to the UNHCR, in the 1950s and 60s, one in three Hong Kong residents was a refugee from the mainland. ...

  10. Beijing vow to act on mainland births in HK

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of pregnant mainlanders flocking to Hong Kong to give birth, a senior family planning official said yesterday. Vice-director of the National Population and Family Planning Commission Wang Guoqiang did not elaborate further, but said the mainland would try to complement efforts taken by Hong Kong once the new measures are implemented from next Thursday. Mr Wang's remarks came a week before ...




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