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  1. Migrant minefield

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... The landmark decision on right of abode came at the worst possible time for a post-handover Hong Kong struggling to find its way, writes Chris Yeung The economic downturn triggered ... on January 29, 1999 allowing right of abode to some 1.65 million mainlanders- in the government's estimate- came as a bombshell. The government faced a dilemma. To allow such an influx risked ...

  2. Joint Declaration has stood the test of time, says UK envoy

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the declaration had been realised and Beijing had stuck to the Joint Declaration. Despite concerns over the independence of the judiciary in Hong Kong after the right of abode row, he said the justice ...

  3. Community defines the new game plan

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... office moved to set the record straight. On June 7, the Hong Kong China News Agency quoted an official from the office as saying that the appointment of undersecretaries with foreign right of abode was in line with the Basic Law, their policy towards Hong Kong and the city's practical situation. Importantly, it noted that the five undersecretaries had demonstrated ...

  4. Tinkering with the basics

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Congress Standing Committee. But the committee has been far from active, even though the implementation of the Basic Law since the handover has never been free of controversies. The right-of-abode ...

  5. The reluctant arbiter

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... the committee issued a reinterpretation of the right of abode provisions at the Hong Kong government's request in 1999 amid fears of a possible influx of 1.67 million mainlanders. Last year, ...

  6. Is it one city but two governing teams?

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... reinterpretation of right of abode provisions in the Basic Law in 1999 is a case in point. Mr Cao noted Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao saying in the party's 17th national plenum work ...

  7. Legal ties that bind or break

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... on the heels of a similar government request on the right-of-abode provisions in 1999, and one initiated by the Standing Committee on universal suffrage on April 26 last year. Former Basic Law drafter, ...



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