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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Robert Chow Yung: There is another voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... that the pre-handover Hong Kong government had offered him right of abode in Britain under a British nationality scheme that gave 50,000 local elite families full citizenship to ease their fears of remaining ...

  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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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- ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court of Final Appeal to begin abode hearing

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... judicial go-round today. The Court of Final Appeal is due to begin hearing a challenge to the right of abode law, to determine whether foreign domestic helpers have the right to apply for permanent residency. The appeal may also reopen the case of whether children born locally to mainlanders have the right of abode they enjoy now. The government has asked the top court to seek a clarification ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New-energy cars on the right road

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial New-energy cars on the right road A downside of the mainland's shift from an industrial to a consumer-driven society has been a flood of polluting private cars. Vehicle ... to petrol-driven models, more than the subsidies presently on offer are needed. An order that by 2016, 30 per cent of government purchases must be environmentally friendly sends the right message. Electric ...




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