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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. 'There will be chaos' if helpers win abode rights

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the High Court for the right of abode, which other immigrants can get after seven years in Hong Kong. The plaintiffs in three judicial reviews want the court to declare that the rule denying ... the right of abode,' Law said. He noted helpers in the city were paid better than elsewhere in Asia. Association committee member Josephine Ong said denying helpers permanent residency ...

  4. Reinterpretation of abode ruling necessary, says Regina Ip

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The government's decision to seek reinterpretation of the Basic Law on the right of abode controversy was a 'decisive' and 'necessary' move that had ... on the mainland and Guangdong alone has tens of millions of people. There's also Fujian. If a large number of mainland people had flocked to Hong Kong claiming right of abode it would have posed ...

  5. No new abode survey is required, Legco told

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Security officials have rejected calls to verify the number of mainland children who were estimated to be eligible for right of abode in Hong Kong before the reinterpretation ... the topic again today not because we want to reopen the legal battle but because the number of right of abode seekers is far less than what was expected,' Ms Ng said. But Deputy Secretary ...

  6. Hundreds march against ruling on Filipino maid

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com About 1,500 people marched from Wan Chai to government headquarters yesterday to protest against a court ruling in favour of the right of abode ... The protesters called for the government to appeal against the court decision granting right of abode to Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a ruling that could set a precedent for thousands of other migrant ...

  7. Bridge protest causes chaos in the rush hour

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Martin Wong

    ... for the government to grant their mainland-born children right of abode in Hong Kong, police said. Others had mixed feelings over the bridge demonstrators. One elderly protester said: 'I support them because we have the same aim: to fight for the right of abode in the city for our [mainland] children. It's reasonable.' Another protester, an elderly woman, broke into tears, urging all ...

  8. Abode-seekers demand legal aid

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Hundreds of people whose offspring were denied right of abode gathered in Admiralty yesterday to demand legal aid to mount a lawsuit against the government. They accuse ... be eligible to enter Hong Kong- 700,000 of them immediately- under the Court of Final Appeal's interpretation of the Basic Law provisions on who had right of abode. The figure was issued ...

  9. Abode saga 'is not over yet'

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... Most right-of-abode seekers might have been sent back to the mainland but the controversial saga is far from over, according to a local documentary maker. Vicki Wong, who started filming the abode-seekers in 1999, said there were still many stories to be told. 'Since some of these right-of-abode seekers had left China more than four years ago, their return only marks the beginning ...

  10. Life in the shadows

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

    ... Unwilling to leave their parents, 150 right-of-abode seekers are secretly living in Hong Kong. But their days are filled with anxiety and despair, writes Sherry Lee Ah Nan looks like any ... on their apartment whenever they hear the watchman's walkie-talkie, fearing it might be the police. Twenty-seven-year old Ah Nan- which is not her real name- is a right-of-abode seeker living a secret ...




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