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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 ... 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 ...

  2. 40 pregnant overstayers in hiding, rights group says

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com At least 40 pregnant mainlanders are now staying illegally in Hong Kong, waiting to give birth in a public hospital, the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights Association says. The women are in hiding because they fear they will be sent back to the mainland after Beijing pledged to tighten measures to control the influx of pregnant women into Hong Kong. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Target middlemen behind births surge

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The introduction of a quota system to ease the burden has prompted some pregnant women to go to emergency wards in public hospitals to give birth. This is a worrying trend which must be curbed. Chief ... the legislature's annual meeting in March. It is good that the problem is being brought to the attention of the central government. Hopefully, fewer pregnant women will be slipping through the border ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Tsang's ratings slightly higher

    Posted Jan 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of pregnant mainlanders, and the record high posted by the Hang Seng Index. On Monday, a Chinese University poll showed support for both Mr Tsang and his challenger for chief executive, Alan Leong ...

  7. Basic Law 'last resort' to stop mainland mums

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... container trucks that did not observe traffic laws on the mainland obeyed local regulations when driving in the city. Professor Ma Ngok, a political scientist at Chinese University, said ... emergency ward charges and clamping down on illegal guesthouses that accommodate heavily pregnant mainlanders. Hotels under the Young Women's Christian Association were found promoting ...

  8. Tsang vows to curb mainland birth tourism

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of pregnant mainlanders to the city to give birth. Those were two of four pledges he made in a question-and-answer session with lawmakers as anger grows over competition for the city's public hospital resources by mainland women not married to Hongkongers. But Tsang, who is in office until June 30, stopped short of saying he would ask Beijing to suspend permits to pregnant mainlanders ...

  9. Wen's concern over mainland mums

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... briefed Wen on the implications and difficulties that Hong Kong faced as a result of the influx of pregnant mainlanders and how his administration would deal with it. 'For the first time, ... He [Tsang] should have been content with that.' Ivan Choy Chi-keung, a political scientist at Chinese University, said the state leaders' remarks were largely focused on economic ...

  10. 3 hostels serving mainland mums may face charges

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Three hostels may be prosecuted for running illegal one-stop shops for pregnant mainland women who want to give birth in Hong Kong, the home affairs ... typically arrange for pregnant mainlanders to enter Hong Kong, provide them with accommodation until they are ready to give birth, then rush them to the emergency wards of nearby public hospitals. ...




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