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  1. Right of abode bill splits Legco

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... born in Hong Kong must be a permanent resident in order for the child to be granted right of abode. 'Approval from the Department of Justice will ensure all wordings satisfy the three ... himself.' Since a landmark Court of Final Appeal ruling in the case of Chong Fung-yuen in 2001, babies born in Hong Kong have been entitled to the right of abode regardless of their parents' ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Abode seekers demand action

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... later. Lin Tao-cheng, chairman of the Hong Kong Parents' Association for Children's Right of Abode, wants the Legislative Council to press the government to work towards granting ... Kong.' Father Franco Mella, a leading right-of-abode campaigner, called on the government to start talks with Beijing to allow abode seekers to settle in the city. The protesters yesterday ...

  4. Parental protesters

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yam-kuen to act on their plea. Lin Tao-cheng, chairman of the Hong Kong Parents Association Fighting for Children's Right of Abode, said the group only wanted family reunion. ... Joshua But About 100 parents seeking abode for their mainland-born children marched to government headquarters yesterday in what has become a monthly protest. The parents, most of them ...

  5. 40 pregnant overstayers in hiding, rights group says

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the delivery booking certificates of public and private hospitals are being standardised. Central to the maternity issue is the right of abode granted to all children born in the city. Mainland ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com At least 40 pregnant mainlanders are now staying illegally in Hong Kong, waiting to give birth in a public hospital, the Mainland-Hong Kong Families Rights ...

  6. City Digest

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... domestic helpers from seeking the right of abode, and the Security Bureau will apply for a stay of the judgment pending the outcome of the appeal. New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, who met Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong yesterday, said the government had no intention of asking Beijing for an interpretation of the Basic Law on the right of abode ...

  7. Basic Law 'last resort' to stop mainland mums

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a reinterpretation of the Basic Law so as to deny babies born to mainland parents the right of abode. Yesterday he said it would be arduous to amend the Basic Law, which has to be done through the National ...

  8. 'Zero' quota for mainland mums

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... industry.' Leung did not specify how he would implement his plan to scrap the automatic right of abode, a right that was upheld in a Court of Final Appeal ruling in 2001. 'The Hong Kong ... taken the post [of chief executive],' he said. Asked about the possibility of solving the right-of-abode issue by asking Beijing for an interpretation of the Basic Law, Leung said: ...

  9. Target middlemen behind births surge

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The prospect of a surge in women from the mainland giving birth in Hong Kong hospitals might not have been foreseen when the rules on right of abode were laid down in the Basic Law some 20 ... to give birth without bookings. The Basic Law gives right of abode to those who are born in the city. The Court of Final Appeal has ruled that the right extends to children born to Chinese parents ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In May, growth in export volume was the highest to the mainland at 16.4 per cent, followed by Germany with 13.3 per cent and Japan at 7.7 per cent. Tsang pushed on right of abode Parents fighting for the right of abode for their adult children on the mainland urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to resolve the problem during his term. Parents' representatives, who met Security Bureau ...




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