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  1. New abode changes 'don't go far enough'

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung New rules designed to allow the adult mainland children of Hongkongers apply for residency have been criticised as inadequate by right-of-abode advocates. Activists ... of Hongkongers born on the mainland who were under 14 when their father or mother obtained a Hong Kong identity card before November 1, 2001, will be eligible to apply for right of abode from April 1. ...

  2. The high-flier who came bouncing back from controversy

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and some other political appointees were questioned about their foreign citizenship. He finally surrendered his right of abode in Britain amid public criticism. Because of his experience ...

  3. An activist priest moves on

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... who were seeking right of abode. Rather, he said, it was Cardinal Wu's decision in 1999 to open the doors that so often separate high-ranking clerics from people on the streets. Cardinal ... right of abode September 23, 2002 Succeeds Cardinal Wu as Bishop of Hong Kong June 4, 2003 Calls for vindication of Tiananmen 'martyrs' July 1, 2003 Leads prayer session ahead ...

  4. Rule of law undented, says minister

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Law interpretations by the National People's Congress Standing Committee- denying right of abode to the mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents and ruling out universal suffrage ... the government said he should serve only the balance of Tung Chee-hwa's term. 'Do they want a situation where the government can't go left, or go right?' he asked. 'Do they want ...

  5. Bar stresses independent stance after plea from Xi

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the government'. He said Beijing's reinterpretation of the Basic Law over the right-of-abode saga was among examples of how the central government sought to undermine Hong Kong's rule of law ...

  6. Democrats are weakening HK, tycoon says

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the British legal system, the new chief justice should follow the practice of his counterparts in the UK, only ruling on legal issues.' Chan says the 1999 right of abode case- in which a Court ... over the past 10 years. Cases similar to the right of abode one should not be repeated.' Chan has disagreements with Hong Kong's land policy, which he says has propped up property ...

  7. Scholar and scourge of democrats dies at 81

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... be consistent with the Basic Law. For this reason he was especially critical of the Court of Final Appeal in 1999 for granting right of abode to thousands of mainland children of Hong Kong residents- ...

  8. Beijing hits at US over Democrats' Washington trip

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... 1 mass protest. The first hearing, in 1999, was on the interpretation of the Basic Law over the right of abode issue. Labelled unpatriotic by state media recently, Mr Lee defended his decision ... Kong affairs after three pro-democracy lawmakers and a human rights activist decided to attend a Senate hearing on democracy in the city. Democratic Party legislators Martin Lee Chu-ming ...

  9. Democratic reform for 2007 'still possible'

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Jimmy Cheung

    ... the wounds of the interpretation on the right of abode saga in 1999 had yet to heal. 'What they describe as interpretation of the Basic Law from the NPC is in fact making amendments to the Basic Law. They can either relax it or tighten it, and our freedom and rights will be affected,' he said. 'The people should be the decision-makers when it comes to democratic reform... ...

  10. Zen's Shanghai visit part of Beijing charm offensive aimed at Vatican

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to select and appoint mainland bishops is seen by Beijing as a stumbling block to improving relations. Years in the life of Zen 1 In 1999, pushes for abode rights for mainland-born children ...




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