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  1. Leung's pregnant pause

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tammy Tam tammy.tam@scmp.com Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's unexpected remark on Monday that there would be a quota of zero for pregnant mainland women who did not have Hong ... The Civic Party's Alan Leong Kah-kit went further, urging the government to immediately stop allowing private hospitals to accept pregnant mainland women. The Democratic Party's Lee ...

  2. 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 ... the turnout will definitely be higher than last year,' he said. 'But I think there will only be 70,000 at most.' Chinese University political scientist Dr Ma Ngok said it was impossible ...

  3. Mainland mum issue 'settled In 1993'

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Basic Law to grant the right of abode to everyone born in the city. Alan Hoo, who is also a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, pointed to a consensus ... to Article 24 of the Basic Law, states a Chinese citizen born before or after the handover will be regarded as a Hong Kong permanent resident and have right of abode provided a parent was residing ...

  4. Pregnant mainlanders threaten protest march

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Disgruntled pregnant mainland women and their Hong Kong spouses yesterday threatened to launch a city-wide march if the government refuses to repeal a policy which has sharply increased obstetric fees charged to mainlanders. About 30 protesters burned their petition letter to Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok after they waited in vain for half ...

  5. Check-ups plan for pregnant mainlanders

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Legco told HK and mainland officials to discuss need for antenatal examination Pregnant mainlanders who have not had antenatal checks may not be able to use the city's ... antenatal checks, or even refusing to admit them to hospital. But medical sector legislator Kwok Ka-ki doubted the effectiveness of the measure because it could not prevent pregnant mainlanders from ...

  6. Pregnant woman 'smuggled heroin'

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Ten Hong Kong residents allegedly involved in a cross-border drug trafficking syndicate appeared in a Shenzhen court yesterday, accused of using a pregnant woman to smuggle ... Yan, 57, were charged with smuggling more than 5kg of the drug from Shenzhen to Hong Kong. Three more Hong Kong people, including a pregnant woman and a man said to be the mastermind ...

  7. SCMP Debate

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chun-ying has proposed a 'zero' quota to stop pregnant mainland women who do not have Hong Kong husbands from giving birth here. In the latest SCMP debate, we asked local lawmakers ... government introduce? The question of whether administrative measures would be adequate to counter the influx of mainland pregnant women was raised at a meeting the chief executive-elect held ...

  8. My team is no lame duck, says Tsang

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'We maintain constant communication.' His remarks came after Leung this week said the quota for private hospitals to accept pregnant mainlanders who do not have Hong Kong husbands should ... denied his government was a 'lame duck', saying it played a role in shaping his successor's 'zero' quota. Banning private hospitals from admitting pregnant mainlanders ...

  9. We should heed Xi's call for unity

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The remarks are timely food for thought during this tumultuous time for Hong Kong. Speaking to local delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on Sunday, Xi reportedly called for 'better unity in Hong Kong to face future development problems'. He cited the Chinese saying 'when two brothers are of the same mind, their sharpness can cut through ...

  10. 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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