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  1. Right of abode despair

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A right of abode parent weeps during a protest outside the Central Government Offices in Central yesterday. About 400 people, mostly elderly with children born on the mainland, rallied in temperatures of more than 33 degrees Celsius. The right of abode parents urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to step in and help them to be reunited with their children, ...

  2. Priest in protest to mark right of abode decision

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... court to grant thousands of abode seekers the right to stay in the city. That judgment by the Court of Final Appeal on January 29, 1999 was overruled by the National People's Congress five ... separated because of the right of abode laws. Father Mella said he would remain outside the legislature for 10 nights until the anniversary candle-light vigil which will be held at Chater Garden ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Time for right-of-abode restrictions to be eased

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to drastically reduce the number of years required for the right of abode. Two to three years are the international norm. As the mainland prospers, more of its people become highly trained and educated. ... in Taiwan- are expected to benefit from the new rules. Dr Lai has rightly observed that the current system is not only inhumane, but that it violates human rights. The strenuous conditions deter ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Explain the policy

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It seems to me that the Hong Kong government is very results-oriented in its approach to issues and problems, an attitude that is irritating. Some examples: On the right of abode issue, ... that the government will approach all problems with a conscience, try to make everything clear before implementation, always make our rights and freedom a priority and, above all, safeguard the rule of law. ...

  8. Yearning to be a family again

    Posted May 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Right-of-abode seekers and their supporters weep yesterday on a march from Immigration Tower in Wan Chai to the Central Government Offices to demand that the government honour its promise to arrange for the mainland children of abode seekers who have set up home in Hong Kong to be allowed to settle in the city as soon as possible. The 300 marchers also took their message to the Court ...

  9. 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 ...

  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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