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  1. Hoo sees way to fix rules on abode

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The solution to the right of abode controversy lies with the Hong Kong government - or even the British government - rather than amending the law, a Basic Law ... born in the city while his parents were visiting from the mainland. Hoo said Beijing could not amend or reinterpret the Basic Law concerning right of abode because it had al-ready done so ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court rejects abode bid by Hong Kong-born girl

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:15pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday refused an application by an eight-year-old girl born locally to mainlanders to join the right of abode challenge mounted by foreign domestic helpers. Liang Wing-ki and her mother, Li Yinxian, worried that her right of abode would be affected after the government said it would request the top court to ask ...

  4. Abode claim unfairly puts Hongkongers in a bad light

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an immigration policy with particular restrictions. This is simply how the world is governed and there is no discrimination involved, racial or otherwise. Claiming right of abode in Hong Kong on human ... For the Chinese, legality is no more than common sense and natural justice is always the most important justice. For the case of the right of abode, as employers and as citizens of Hong Kong, we feel ...

  5. DAB helps 25 gain residency rights

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Abode seekers among 8,000 who were initially denied Twenty-five abode seekers have been granted Hong Kong residency rights with the help of the central government's liaison office in the city and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The approval of residency rights for the abode seekers, believed to be the largest group to be granted ...

  6. Abode impasse

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frustrated parents seeking abode for their mainland-born children have vowed to step up protest action after a meeting with the government this week failed to achieve progress. How can this issue be resolved? Write to us ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Right to make the city their home sets Hongkongers apart

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON NG

    ... the Joint Declaration first stipulated local inhabitants enjoyed the right of abode. In 1987, the Immigration Ordinance was amended to replace Hong Kong belonger with HKPR, and these residents were granted the right of abode. It extended the right to non-local-born Chinese having ordinarily resided for seven years, and Commonwealth citizens who had previously enjoyed the right to land. Two ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rights and wrongs of observing China Pierre Ryckmans, who died this month aged 78, was better known by his pen name Simon Leys. And Simon Leys was best known as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ...

  9. News - China Insider - LEGAL

    Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:08pm by Chris Luo

    ... to telephone enquiries on Thursday. But human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who is Bian’s leading attorney, told the South China Morning Post  that he and three fellow lawyers retired from the court ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... is the city ready? Britain has recently introduced a law to the envy of all Hong Kong workers- they now have the legal right to request flexible working hours and locations. While some labour experts ... could work but flexible locations would not. Since June 30, all employees in Britain have the legal right to request flexible work if they have been with the same employer for at least 26 ...




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