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  1. Three more mainlanders finally win battle for right of abode

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But judge rejects 19 cases and allegations of coercion by immigration officers A judge yesterday found three more mainlanders qualified for right of abode in Hong Kong under the Court ... right of abode. But the judge dismissed allegations of coercion. 'I was satisfied that while a good many applicants did have answers suggested to them, they were not wrongfully pressured ...

  2. Abode-seekers demand legal aid

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Hundreds of people whose offspring were denied right of abode gathered in Admiralty yesterday to demand legal aid to mount a lawsuit against the government. They accuse ... be eligible to enter Hong Kong- 700,000 of them immediately- under the Court of Final Appeal's interpretation of the Basic Law provisions on who had right of abode. The figure was issued ...

  3. Abode saga 'is not over yet'

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Most right-of-abode seekers might have been sent back to the mainland but the controversial saga is far from over, according to a local documentary maker. Vicki Wong, who started filming the abode-seekers in 1999, said there were still many stories to be told. 'Since some of these right-of-abode seekers had left China more than four years ago, their return only marks the beginning ...

  4. Spare abode permits 'can benefit others'

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and exercise their right of abode, their places should go to others wishing to settle in the city for family reunions, an activist and an academic said yesterday. Under the one-way permit system, a maximum of 150 mainland residents a day may arrive in Hong Kong. Sixty of those daily places are reserved for children with right of abode in the city. However, this year only an average of 37 ...

  5. Abode loser hopes to make a triumphant return

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A gifted right-of-abode seeker sent back to the mainland a year ago has continued to succeed in her studies in Shenzhen and is now hoping to gain abode under a government scheme to attract ... said she still believed the government acted unreasonably when it took away abode-seekers rights by seeking a reinterpretation of the Basic Law in June 1999 - a move that effectively overturned ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the court case has indeed lived in Hong Kong for at least seven years, but she has been working as a domestic helper. She has no legal right of abode in Hong Kong. The Filipina's claim of right ... had the right of abode, the 210,000 domestic helpers would rush to claim permanent residency. This would certainly increase population pressure on Hong Kong. One can hardly think ...

  7. Question of allegiance

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trust Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee to argue that it would not be in Hong Kong's interest to require applicants for local right of abode to prove, inter alia, that they have taken ... be necessary for a recipient of local right of abode to continue to prove that the conditions are being met. PETER LOK, Heng Fa Chuen ...

  8. A battle with no winners

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Families torn apart, children denied schooling: Hong Kong's right of abode saga tugged at everyone's heartstrings. Stella Lee recalls the controversy My contacts book contains about 100 names connected to one of the darkest chapters of Hong Kong's post-colonial history- the right of abode saga that raged for the first five years after the handover. Laws governing ...

  9. New offer to halt case against protest trio

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Lin Tao-cheng - a parent of abode seekers - and fellow abode protester Cheung Cho-chang. They were involved in a right of abode rally on April 22 last year, during which demonstrators scuffled with police. Critics have accused officials of using civil litigation to crack down on demonstrators and restrict rights to protest. Yesterday, the three demonstrated their feelings of being deprived ...

  10. An uplifting triumph in the face of adversity

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The battle for the right of abode which began just before the handover and raged for five years will go down as a dark chapter in Hong Kong's post-colonial history. Families were torn ... involve spending a year in England. It is worth reflecting on her story. The government went to enormous lengths to remove right-of-abode claimants from our city. Among them were bright, highly ...




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