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  1. Hospital bookings suspended for expectant mainland mothers

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be heard in March. Of the 78,822 babies born in Hong Kong last year, 43 per cent were to mainland mothers. Of these, 7,228 had Hong Kong husbands, according to official figures released this year ... Ng Kang-chung Mainlanders hoping to give birth in Hong Kong's public hospitals in the next three months will have to change their plans, as bookings have been suspended until the end ...

  2. Mother's legal action over birth fees fails

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 2007 on pregnant mainlanders booking to give birth in public hospitals. Those who go to an emergency room without pre-booking are charged HK$48,000. Last year, mainland mothers constituted 43 ... Yvonne Tsui The Court of First Instance yesterday dismissed a judicial review application by a mainland woman against the public hospital policy of charging mainlanders a higher fee than ...

  3. Mother's Day misery: the victims of a 'faulty' immigration system

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Mother's Day is a happy occasion for many families, but for single-parent families split between the mainland and Hong Kong, it proved to be a teary affair as mothers ... mainland mothers were not granted Hong Kong residency, because of their single status. Their children, many of whom successfully registered as Hong Kong residents, had to endure a life ...

  4. Mother beat son, 10, with hammer and stool

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A depressed mother of three admitted in Kwun Tong Court yesterday that she hit her 10-year-old son with a hammer, a wooden stool and a boot in a 15-minute beating. ... Hang-sheung, 43, pleaded guilty before acting Principal Magistrate Amanda Woodcock to one count of wilful assault causing injury to a child. The prosecutor said Li, a mainlander who arrived in Hong ...

  5. Mother-to-be in hospital ordeal over wrong date on permit

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A pregnant woman rushes with her husband to a hospital, bleeding and fearing she is about to miscarry her baby. Her passport shows the woman, a visitor from the mainland ... overnight. By the time the Immigration Department discovers it put the wrong date in her passport, she has been moved to an immigration detention centre for removal to the mainland. Yesterday, ...

  6. Boy saw father hammer mother to death: police

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... on Sunday after the mother asked her husband for the boy's travel document, saying she wanted to spend the winter holidays with her son in her hometown on the mainland. 'The couple argued ... Clifford Lo Police believe a five-year-old boy saw his father bludgeon his mother to death with a hammer at the family's Tuen Mun home on Sunday morning- and then attended ...

  7. Speculators, and mothers-in-law, drive property prices ever higher

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren Rampant stimulus-induced speculation, soaring prices, Mickey Mouse and evil mothers-in-law: Shanghai's property market has become a brutal and unforgiving world ... induced by the global downturn. In the mainland's commercial capital, easy credit has fuelled housing price increases that have given the economy a much-needed boost. Cash-rich investors ...

  8. No human error in death of mother, says hospital

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang No human error was involved in the case of a mainland woman who likely died of a very rare condition after an emergency Caesarean section on Saturday, Baptist Hospital said ... is the liquid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy, and during an embolism it enters the mother's bloodstream and triggers an allergic reaction, resulting in heart and lung failure. Speaking ...

  9. A mother's grit to save ailing son wins hearts

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A devoted mother in Wuhan went under the knife yesterday in a bid to save her son from a rare liver disease. Prior to the transplant operation, Chen Yurong walked 10 ... of her liver and transplant it to her son, Ye Haibin, 31, had gone 'relatively smoothly'. The 55-year-old mother's determination to restore her son to health regardless of her ...

  10. Court fines mother for leaving bruised daughter in mall

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... and immunity. Northern mainlanders consider it normal to perform fire-cupping on the elderly and children, said the woman, who came from the north six years ago. 'This is the northerners' way, ...




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