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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. DAB chief to act on mainland mums

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... last official visit to Beijing. Tam, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), ... chief of the New Territories East hospital group, said a record 7,400 babies were born at Prince of Wales Hospital last year. The number of pregnant mainland women going to the emergency ward ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Hot favourite for legal chief keeps his counsel

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... meeting of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference last month. His chairmanship of the Independent Police Complaints Council, on which ... amending the mini-constitution to curb the influx of pregnant mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong. At the centre of the debate was a 2001 Court of Final Appeal ruling in the case of Chong ...




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