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  1. Bishop weighs in for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Amy Nip The head of the Catholic Church in the city has put his weight behind right-of-abode seekers, urging the government to speed up family reunions for mainland ... denied abode rights for such children. The mainland's Public Security Bureau is set to allow non-permanent Hong Kong residents who have children living in the city to apply for one-year ...

  2. Stand up for our interests

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is busy these days consulting many sectors of the public- legislators, political parties, union members, even political commentators- on what he should say in his first policy address next month. This coul ...

  3. DAB chief to act on mainland mums

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... said a child whose parents were not Hong Kong permanent residents should not get right of abode in the city just by being born here. He was speaking after the party's 20th anniversary ... to the 2001 landmark ruling when Chong Fung-yuen, the son of a mainland couple born in 1997 in Hong Kong, was ruled to have the right of abode. But as to whether the National People's Congress ...

  4. Judgment day

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will probably subside. But that's where we hit a raw nerve. Removing it creates a clash between the rule of law and public sentiment. Our law says all babies born here have the right of abode even ... for their babies. Granting residency rights to about 40,000 babies born here yearly to mainland visitors lies at the heart of the growing hostility by Hongkongers towards mainland visitors. It triggers ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Exorcising the 'foreign' bogeyman

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... equal than Chinese. Furthermore, foreigners who are Hong Kong permanent residents 'shall have the right to vote and the right to stand for election'. This is unusual: I am not aware of any other country that allows foreigners to vote and stand for office. Foreigners have the right to serve in the executive arm of the government as well as the legislature and the judiciary. ...

  7. Government has only itself to blame for crisis

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... legislation. One example is membership in the Legislative Council. The Basic Law says that Legco members must be Chinese citizens who are Hong Kong permanent residents with no right of abode in any foreign country. But it makes the exception that Hong Kong permanent residents who are not Chinese nationals or who have right of abode in foreign countries may also be elected to Legco ...

  8. Deputies to focus on conflicts

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Resolving conflicts between the mainland and Hong Kong is likely to be the focus of local deputies to the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. As the annual plena ...

  9. Lessons must be learned from abode seekers' case

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ten years ago today, Hong Kong's top court delivered landmark judgments on the right of abode that were of immense significance. They prompted a constitutional crisis and led to core ... with the 'one country, two systems' concept. The 10th anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the judgments and all that has happened since they were delivered. Right of abode ...

  10. Mainland mum issue 'settled In 1993'

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Basic Law to grant the right of abode to everyone born in the city. Alan Hoo, who is also a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, pointed to a consensus reached during talks held by the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group in 1993 that only those born in the city with a parent who is a Hong Kong resident could have right of abode. Hoo cites a booklet ...




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