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  1. Beijing may be asked to rule on right of abode

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The first of three cases claiming Hong Kong right of abode for overseas domestic helpers won't go to the Court of First Instance until next month. Yet already some interested parties ... Hong Kong'. Mark Daly, human rights lawyer and solicitor for Vallejos, said he would argue that the immigration provision was unconstitutional, because it meant helpers could never become ...

  2. HK must seek Beijing ruling on right of abode for maids, Ip says

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The government should seek a central government interpretation of the Basic Law over the right of abode ruling concerning foreign domestic workers, lawmaker ... it would appeal and that officials would ask for the court's permission to suspend the processing and approval of all right-of-abode applications filed by domestic helpers in the meantime. ...

  3. Tactical move?

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing is taking up the question of right of abode for 7,000 mainland-born children of Hong Kong parents who were previously denied this right. Some analysts say this is a vote-getting exercise ahead of the Legco elections. What do you think? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Abode issue is strictly HK's affair

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A court battle over claims by foreign domestic helpers to the right of abode in Hong Kong has not yet begun, but already the government is talking about the possibility of seeking ... on the 1999 right of abode controversy that saw the first such interpretation by the NPC Standing Committee, there seemed to be a general understanding that the government would refrain from taking ...

  5. Basic Law must be a living document

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the mini-constitution, which underpins the 'one country, two systems' concept. Hong Kong people have frequently relied on the Basic Law to assert their rights in court. That is a sign of confidence. ... before it even came into force. It is important that this is put right. The political system should be developed in a way which makes it more in keeping with the Hong Kong of today. This means ...

  6. Parents shocked by 700pc fee rise at Beijing international school

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A top international school in Beijing is locked in a tug of war with angry parents- mostly expatriates, Hong Kong residents, and mainlander returnees- after announcing a 700 per cent fee increase. Parents of Fangcaodi primary schoo ...

  7. Worried about protests

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

    ... While Beijing has the power to interpret the Basic Law to clarify the grey areas in key provisions, it is the second time the law has undergone this process. The last time the law was interpreted was about mainlanders' right of residence in Hong Kong, which caused a series of protests. I am worried about the side-effects of the upcoming interpretation. But I think we should ...

  8. Now's not the time to enact Article 23

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... With the annual July 1 march approaching, many participants will have vivid memories of the protest in 2003 that defines the event for them. With youth activism on the rise, however, there will be many young marchers for whom the question of new national ...

  9. Highest court seeks ruling from Beijing

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com The Court of Final Appeal has asked Beijing- for the first time- to interpret Hong Kong's constitution in a landmark case on state immunity, raising concerns about the city's judicial independence 14 years after the ha ...

  10. Basic Law should not hinder HK's evolution

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interpretations issued by Beijing since 1997, on the right of abode, political development and the length of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's first term as chief executive, have all caused controversy. ... will continue. It protects our rights and freedoms, upholds the rule of law, and maintains our capitalist economy. It also establishes the nature of Hong Kong's relationship with Beijing, and sets ...




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