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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 20, 2012

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... The comment by Central and Western district councillor Cheng Lai-king that for wealthy people in Hong Kong, paying a parking "fine is just like paying a car-park fee" ("Chauffeurs more ... parking and idling in Hong Kong is laughable; the law needs to have teeth. If drivers refuse to move, immediately arrest the driver and impound the car. Perhaps then the owners may realise ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xi offers Leung measured praise and frank challenges

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the mixed interpretations of Xi Jinping's comments on Hong Kong and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during his first duty visit to Beijing. Flanked by a new team of officials in charge of the city's affairs, the president-to-be said Beijing's policies on Hong Kong would remain unchanged. The assurance, which came as the city is going through one its most turbulent times since ...

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    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... fee-paying family.   On the chief executive saying there is no need for people to wave colonial flags: Yin Chi-chan- The communists treat Hong Kong as simply a matter of "taking back what is rightfully theirs". This warlord mentality, with no regard to the rights of Hong Kong, is at least 63 years out of date. Eric Choi- Waving colonial flags is clearly out of line. I don't ...

  4. Final 'Bird's Nest' torch-bearer becomes Hong Kong resident

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow and Joyce Ng Li Ning has become a Hong Kong resident, the final torch-bearer for the Beijing Olympics said yesterday. While paying a goodwill visit to a group of children with Aids, the former star gymnast turned sportswear entrepreneur told the Hong Kong media that he and his family had already moved to the city. 'I am already a Hongkonger; I have been living ...

  5. 4 killed on mainland as car plunges 70 metres

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Three Hong Kong tourists and a mainlander were killed yesterday when the car they were in fell 70 metres into a pond during a sightseeing trip in Jiangxi province. Two other ... on the mainland. The tour member said the dead Hong Kong residents were his sister, her brother-in-law, his brother's wife and a 31-year-old nephew. He said the car had been travelling at 70km/h ...

  6. Mainlanders were not warned off HK, official says

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao A June 4 warning by the mainland's top tourism regulator did not ask mainlanders not to go to Hong Kong but only alerted them to watch out for cheap tours and to reject ... in Hong Kong. It was only about this incident. It was completely different from warnings against Sars or swine flu... It did not ask tourists not to go to Hong Kong,' the director of the Hong ...

  7. Mainlander influx raises the dangers of maternal deaths

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Vivian Li

    ... Ella Lee and Vivian Li The number of maternal deaths in Hong Kong, one of the lowest in the world, will rise gradually as more mainlanders give birth in the city, doctors warn. According to government statistics, the number of babies born to mainland women in Hong Kong increased fivefold in the past decade, from 7,180 in 1999 to 37,253 last year. Babies born to mainlanders represented ...

  8. Secondary schools could be money earners, too

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau As well as attracting more overseas and mainland students to Hong Kong universities, admitting more mainland students to secondary schools could be a good money earner, ... it to transform the now-vacant Fung Kai No 2 Secondary School into a secondary boarding school aimed at students from the Pearl River Delta. Fung Kai chief executive Ma Siu-leung said Hong Kong would lose ...

  9. Visit rules eased for divided families

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not permanent Hong Kong residents but whose children live in the city will be able to apply for a new 'visiting relatives permit', details of which have yet to be announced. Parents whose ... Children born in Hong Kong to mainland couples are often cared for by friends and relatives while the parents can visit only on restricted two-way permits. Even if the the husband is a Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Third of children moving to Hong Kong from mainland face hardship, survey shows

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... afflicts more than a third of the children in mainland families that move to Hong Kong, a study released yesterday shows. In families with one mainland parent, 37.2 per cent of children live below the poverty line, said Professor Chou Kee-lee, of the Department of Asian and Policy Study at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. When both parents are from the mainland, 42 per cent ...




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