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  1. Right of abode controversy

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong residents satisfied the eligibility for right of abode, as at least one of their parents was a Hong Kong permanent resident at the time of their birth. Up to now, the government has issued ...

  2. H shares merit right of abode in HSI

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Mobile, can make it into the HSI, while its largest fixed-line carrier, China Telecom, cannot. Here, right of abode depends on where you are incorporated, not where your business and profits ...

  3. Priest starts hunger strike for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... denied right of abode for thousands of mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents and marked the first such intervention by Beijing. The four-day hunger strike by Father Franco Mella, a key ... their parents acquired residency in Hong Kong were not entitled to abode. The decision overturned a January 1999 Court of Final Appeal ruling granting right of abode to Chinese citizens born outside ...

  4. Migrants invest $1.69b for right of abode

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... settle in Hong Kong if they invest $6.5 million in the city. They become eligible for the right of abode after seven years. The department has approved 231 of 582 applications from hopefuls ... poured a total of $1.69 billion into Hong Kong in return for the right to live here. At least three of them have spent a combined $100 million on flats in the Mid-Levels. The investment figures ...

  5. No new abode survey is required, Legco told

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Security officials have rejected calls to verify the number of mainland children who were estimated to be eligible for right of abode in Hong Kong before the reinterpretation ... the topic again today not because we want to reopen the legal battle but because the number of right of abode seekers is far less than what was expected,' Ms Ng said. But Deputy Secretary ...

  6. We don't need another abode controversy

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Right-of-abode protestors gathered last night to mark the fifth anniversary of a court ruling which had far-reaching implications for Hong Kong. The judgment in favour of mainlanders ... by the right-of-abode affair have largely been forgotten. But many of the problems raised in 1999 remain. And they may surface again as we consider the delicate issue of political reform. The government has ...

  7. Vigil marks key ruling on abode

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Hundreds of right-of-abode-seekers held an assembly and a candlelit vigil yesterday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Court of Final Appeal's landmark ruling. Lenny Kwok Tat-lin, a spokesman for the 'right-of-abode university'- a group that helps abode-seekers fight to stay in Hong Kong, said: 'We just want to reiterate that the seekers are totally ...

  8. Maid's abode challenge faces setback

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A Philippine domestic helper's landmark challenge to a policy denying her a chance to apply for right of abode was sidetracked yesterday after a judge referred her case ... the matter. 'I am of the view that these factual issues can best be dealt with by the tribunal,' he said. But he added he was not denying Ms Raza the right to come back before him. Ms Raza ...

  9. Five years on, abode ruling still rankles

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Terence Leung Several hundred right-of-abode protesters gathered at Chater Garden last night for a candle-light vigil to mark the fifth anniversary of the interpretation of the Basic Law by the central government. The June 26, 1999, interpretation caused more than 7,000 people to lose their right of abode because their parents were not Hong Kong permanent residents when they were born. ...

  10. Nine abode seekers arrested during raids

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... was an over-stayer, who was released on bail. 'Four males and five females were absconded [abode] claimants with no right to remain in Hong Kong and one was an overstayer,' an Immigration Department ... Martin Wong 20 homes searched in large-scale joint operation Nine abode seekers were arrested yesterday when immigration officers raided homes across Hong Kong in the largest operation ...




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