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  1. Mainland migrants must feel welcome

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

    ... and jobs for highly-skilled workers pay better across the border. Hong Kong has obvious advantages. It is vibrant and cosmopolitan, safe and relatively clean; laws are adhered ... 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 ...

  2. New maternity charges hit 5,800 HK husbands of mainlanders

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung The Hong Kong husbands of about 5,800 mainlanders have had to pay steep fees since a new charging policy was introduced last year for non-locals giving birth in public ... the figures, released to lawmakers yesterday, showed the policy had failed because thousands of mainland wives of Hong Kong men had been discriminated against. Legislators are expected to discuss ...

  3. Let mainland parents settle in city: think-tank

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland parents who have children born in Hong Kong to settle in the city. That would address the problem of its ageing population, it says. The proposal is contained in a study of the one-way-permit scheme for migration released yesterday by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, which is close to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. The number of babies born in Hong Kong ...

  4. 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 ... Kong, the children, including many left in the care of friends or relatives in Hong Kong, are ideal new additions to our society. A larger question is: what sort of society does Hong Kong want ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Mainland still the largest source of skilled staff

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the city. It was also relatively cheaper for employers in terms of covering travelling costs than hiring staff from further afield. To said he was not worried about Hong Kong's ability ... for example by helping close relatives of business partners migrate to Hong Kong. Lawmaker Chim Pui-chung, of the financial sector, said such employees often had experience working in foreign ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 'Us and them' attitude will be the ruin of Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... still do so with the help of close relatives. Leung's policy would therefore be ineffective. Most importantly, Hong Kong has always been an open and culturally diverse society. It has ... Albert Cheng Following his tough stand on the issue of pregnant mainland women coming to Hong Kong to give birth, chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying has come up with a land policy ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Officials to close second-child loophole

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Shenzhen authorities plan to ban the city's permanent residents from giving birth to a second child in Hong Kong, Macau or foreign countries, plugging a loophole that tens ... pressure from Hong Kong. Thousands of rich mainland mothers have rushed to the special administrative region to give birth to their second children, leaving fewer hospital beds for Hong Kong ...




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