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  1. Quest for photo book on Chinese people set to end in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Kimberly Chou

    ... 'Strangely, no photo book about Chinese people had ever been done before.' To finish the project, he will visit the city this month, and will be looking for specific subjects to shoot for his Hong Kong chapter. 'We're searching for a nine-month pregnant Hong Kong woman to pose Demi Moore-style, a Gurkha security guard, a triad gang member, preferably covered in tattoos, ...

  2. Tougher rules required to halt the influx of pregnant mainlanders

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... our government has announced that pregnant mainlanders who book deliveries in Hong Kong will be charged HK$39,000 - almost twice the previous cost. Non-residents who turn up at emergency wards without booking will be charged HK$48,000. Tighter border controls have also been implemented and pregnant mainlanders with tourist permits may be denied entry. However, I think this is only ...

  3. Maternity fee dodgers could face entry ban

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan. Ms Ho said under existing Chinese laws, mainland authorities could not stop pregnant women coming to Hong Kong. 'At the border control points our immigration ... Only 21 per cent of them failed to settle,' Dr Cheung said. Legislators pressed the government to deny entry to pregnant mainland women who were likely to abuse the public hospital system. ...

  4. Pregnant shopping ordeal leads to one-stop solution

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... comprehensive one-stop shop for new parents. 'I was pregnant,' Katrina Walker, co-owner of Ap Lei Chau-based Bumps to Babes, explains. 'We were basically frustrated by the lack of choice, ... to Causeway Bay for one thing, Wan Chai for another, and Central for another - in the heat and humidity, and all while you're pregnant! There was no one place where you could get ...

  5. Solution to birth tourism promised

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong, but he would not provide details. Meanwhile, human rights lawyer Mark Daly urged the city's government to conduct a study of the impact the growing number of pregnant mainlanders ... Chi-yuen said the city's government had proposed to Guangdong that they co-operate to stamp out the middlemen and agencies that arrange for pregnant mainlanders to come to Hong Kong. Tam said ...

  6. Precious resource

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Tien Pregnant mainland women coming to Hong Kong to give birth is a numbers problem. Ten years ago, they numbered around 600. Today, that figure is pushing 45,000, accounting ... represents an emotional chorus of discontent. The current situation will be made worse by the fact that Chinese parents all seem to want a baby born in the Year of the Dragon. But I suspect ...

  7. Deputies to focus on conflicts

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Resolving conflicts between the mainland and Hong Kong is likely to be the focus of local deputies to the National People's Congress and the Chinese ... administrative measures used to shut the floodgates on pregnant mainland women, and more education for mainlanders. 'Today, we can only deploy administrative measures to control the influx ...

  8. Doing nothing

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Ministry of Public Security says it will take no special measures to stop pregnant mainland women coming to Hong Kong to give birth. Is the ministry washing its hands of its responsibility? Write to us ...

  9. A test of HK's ability to adapt

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have staged mass protests to vent their anger at what they perceive as encroachment by mainland Chinese on their rights and benefits. Just before the Lunar New Year, there was the pitiable sight of hundreds of pregnant local women marching in the rain to the new government complex at Tamar to demonstrate their anger at the shortage of medical and health care services for local ...

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    Then & now: Chinese silk trade's unbroken thread

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... century and- despite minor bumps along the way- it has never really stopped. External factors, as ever, played a significant role in demand for Chinese products. Rising prosperity in the West ... of the Chinese silk sold overseas came from the central mainland, as it still does, and was produced in massive quantities in the famed silk-producing areas in the lower Yangtze delta. Soochow ...




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