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  1. News - Hong Kong - MIGRATION

    Number of quality migrant applicants rises 10pc in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Mainlanders account for the most, according Immigration Department's latest figures Applications for quality migrants scheme up 10pc Hong Kong has seen an increase of nearly 10 per cent in the number of well-qualified people who want to live here, says the Immigration Department. Most of those approved were from the mainland. ...

  2. Scheme may scrap foreign residency rule

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The Immigration Department will consider next year whether to seek removal of a requirement for mainlanders to have foreign residency before seeking ... stopped in 2010 to cool the property market. Assistant principal immigration officer Benson Kwok Joon-fung said the mainland's exchange and exit controls required its citizens to gain foreign ...

  3. Immigration proposal sparks debate

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the government's say in who can immigrate under the one-way permit scheme. Critics said the proposal by University of Hong Kong Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai would not be successful if the government did ... monitoring immigration issues. 'I have doubts about how effective the proposal would be under existing circumstances.' In an interview earlier this month, Yip, a demographics expert, called ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Veterans who fled mainland for Hong Kong in 1970s tell their stories

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Veterans of mainland exodus in the 1970s tell how, as young men with no hope, they risked their lives to reach Hong Kong as illegal immigrants Survivors ... because the "illegal immigrant" label still carried a stigma. But in recent years, a few have begun to break their silence as they reach retirement age and want to tell their stories. ...

  5. Brothers in arms

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... that accords them some protection of democratic freedoms and the rule of law. People with the means to do so seek this protection in the US, Europe and Australia, including those who got rich through ... this feeling, so they create satirical posters and circulate them online. The Hong Kong government now looks likely to further curb the entry of pregnant mainland women and immigration. This is one ...

  6. Expectant mothers must be barred, says Tang

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to see if visitors are pregnant. 'Third, we can refer to the mechanisms used overseas. For example, in Australia they ban the entry of [foreign] women who are 32 weeks or more ... to Hong Kong men to continue to use the delivery service. Former secretary for security and director of immigration Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said Tang's proposals were shifting responsibilities ...

  7. Export education slump looms

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... to growing concern in Australia that the export education market may have peaked last year. There is also a decline in the number of Hong Kong students studying in Australia. Australian Immigration ...

  8. Capital scheme for newcomers

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... immigrants was recently released by the University of Hong Kong. It showed that 60 per cent of those interviewed preferred immigrants who engaged in the investment scheme and one quarter wanted professional immigrants, compared to only 8 per cent who preferred immigrants granted residency on the grounds of family reunions. The poll was conducted by telephone between February 19 and 25. ...

  9. Immigration officials urged to help single mainland parents get permit

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Immigration authorities have been asked to play a bigger role in helping single parents from the mainland get a new multiple-entry permit so they can visit their children in Hong Kong. Some single mothers from the mainland complain they have suffered discrimination at the hands of mainland immigration authorities, which made getting the new permit very difficult. ...

  10. Officers watching 82 in births crackdown

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Immigration officers are watching 82 people they believe to be helping mainland women come to Hong Kong to give birth. As debate rages over how the city should address the influx of pregnant mainlanders, the Immigration Department says it is monitoring further suspects after securing a court conviction against a 41-year-old mainland woman. ...




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