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  1. Medics, pregnant women to bolster rally's ranks

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to eliminate by-elections. And leading the crowd will be pregnant mainland women affected by new maternity bed quotas, and people feeling victimised by big-property interests, including Choi Yuen Tsuen ... 1 rally, including some pregnant women. 'The problem needs to be urgently settled,' spokesman Tsang Koon-wing said. 'We want the government to arrange beds for births properly.' ...

  2. Few women take part in elections

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Women's participation in village elections is very low, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor found, and warned it could indicate indirect discrimination against women. The group found 2.23 per cent of candidates in this year's elections were women. In indigenous inhabitant representative elections, the number was 0.79 per cent. Among 1,358 elected village ...

  3. HK women grab Olympics berth

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong have secured a berth in the women's windsurfing event at next year's Olympics, thanks to the efforts of Chan Wai-kei and her sister, Wai-man. The pair made it into the elite gold fleet of the Olympic-class RSX event at the world championships in Cascais, Portugal, by finishing 13th and 17th respectively in the qualifiers. This assured the SAR of an Olympic ...

  4. 80pc of women prize youthful looks

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Most women in Hong Kong want to look young for their age, believing it will boost their self-confidence, create a good impression and help advance their careers, according to an opinion ... Opinion Programme, which carried out the poll of 530 women from August 18 and 20. He said more than 80 per cent of respondents agreed that they did. 'Nearly 40 per cent of them said ...

  5. Call to give women and youths voices in Legco

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The four business-affiliated seats in Legco should be set aside for women and youths instead, according to a major trade union. The Hong Kong and Kowloon Trade Union Council ... on to the next generation of leaders like inheritance. This is just unfair. Besides, their functions have overlapped,' Mr Lee said. The unionist said the four seats should be shared by women ...

  6. Chinese women to stage special clinic in HK

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the greatest comebacks in women's volleyball in the gold medal match against the Russians at the 2004 Olympic Games. The Chinese came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in one of the Games' most ...

  7. 'Zero quota' policy for mainland mothers has no legal basis: Regina Ip

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a definitive end to the controversial practice of birth tourism. She says reliance on administrative measures alone would fail to prevent the entry of mainland women who do not have Hong Kong husbands ... that the Hospital Authority's quotas for mainland pregnant women have no legal basis,' said Ip. 'It remains unclear how the secretary for food and health can compel private hospitals to stop ...

  8. Competence, not gender, key for politicians

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Tanya Chan, a Civic Party member of the Legislative Council since 2008, is one of the city's most prominent women politicians. 'I view ... 40th birthday, is one of 11 women among the 60 members of the Legislative Council. She says female politicians have just as many opportunities as men to succeed, as long as they work hard ...

  9. Tang and Leung at odds over mainland mums

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Ada Lee Chief executive hopefuls Henry Tang Ying-yen and Leung Chun-ying traded blows yesterday over the best way to manage the influx of mainland women coming to the city ... that the authorities stem the tide of pregnant mainland women by having immigration officers block the women at border checkpoints. Tang did not respond directly to the idea but said a better way to deal ...

  10. Plans for private hospital sector must be above board

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has said that his government will ban mainland women from giving birth in Hong Kong next year and called on private hospitals to stop providing maternity services to these women. He has also made it clear there's no guarantee that children born to these mothers would be given right of abode in the city. Leung's zero ...




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