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  1. 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 ...

  2. Right of abode controversy

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong residents satisfied the eligibility for right of abode, as at least one of their parents was a Hong Kong permanent resident at the time of their birth. Up to now, the government has issued ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Renewal problems highlight need to give up British passports

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by Mike Rowse

    ... say was that the holder also held a Hong Kong identity card, giving him right of abode. Chinese citizens of Hong Kong were entitled to an HKSAR passport. Those wishing to cling to memories ... was the change to British nationality legislation that stripped Hongkongers of their right to live in the United Kingdom from 1981. Hitherto, British people could land in Hong Kong- or any other colony- ...

  4. 150 'absconders' still in hiding after losing right-of-abode fight

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee As many as 150 failed right-of-abode applicants are still hiding in Hong Kong, unwilling to be separated from their parents four years after the deadline for them to return ... for Children's Right of Abode. 'They rely on their parents for a living, and stay in relatives' and friends' homes to avoid being arrested,' Mr Lin said. 'We dare not ask them ...

  5. Right-of-abode protester is denied chance to appeal against sentence

    Posted Nov 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The last person sentenced over a right-of-abode protest that ended in a fiery death for two people inside Wan Chai's Immigration Tower six years ago was yesterday refused ... and all abode seekers required treatment. Lee was found guilty of causing the death of senior immigration officer Leung Kam-kwong by an unlawful, dangerous act. He was cleared of a count ...

  6. H shares merit right of abode in HSI

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen Craig

    ... Mobile, can make it into the HSI, while its largest fixed-line carrier, China Telecom, cannot. Here, right of abode depends on where you are incorporated, not where your business and profits ...

  7. Grave desecrations linked to right-of-abode row

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... is connected to the on-going fight between the government and right-of-abode seekers. The attack, a fortnight ago, coincided with the sixth anniversary of the death of Immigration Tower arson hero ... said yesterday. But a police source said: 'The damage could be linked to right-of-abode seekers because it happened on the sixth anniversary of the death of Leung Kam-kwong after the arson ...

  8. In Brief

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

    ... Abode amnesty rumour denied The government dismissed rumours that an amnesty is available for people claiming right of abode in Hong Kong during the 10th anniversary of the handover. A spokesman for the Security Bureau urged people 'not to be misled'. In 1999, Hong Kong's top court upheld the right of abode of children born to Hong Kong parents on the mainland, ...

  9. Priest starts hunger strike for right-of-abode seekers

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... denied right of abode for thousands of mainland-born children of Hong Kong residents and marked the first such intervention by Beijing. The four-day hunger strike by Father Franco Mella, a key ... their parents acquired residency in Hong Kong were not entitled to abode. The decision overturned a January 1999 Court of Final Appeal ruling granting right of abode to Chinese citizens born outside ...

  10. Migrants invest $1.69b for right of abode

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

    ... settle in Hong Kong if they invest $6.5 million in the city. They become eligible for the right of abode after seven years. The department has approved 231 of 582 applications from hopefuls ... poured a total of $1.69 billion into Hong Kong in return for the right to live here. At least three of them have spent a combined $100 million on flats in the Mid-Levels. The investment figures ...




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