Mother at Zhuhai-Macau border refuses to give birth on mainland

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 5:27pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 7:14pm


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An expectant mother at the Zhuhai-Macau border refused to give birth to her baby before crossing into the Special Administrative Region, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday.

The Guangxi woman, who was accompanied by her husband, went into labour while she was queuing to pass through immigration at the Gongbei Port of Entry on Tuesday, and requested to use express clearance, the report said.

After observing her condition, Zhuhai border police approached the couple and said they would call “120”, China’s emergency hotline for an ambulance, but the woman demanded her husband call “999” for a Macau ambulance instead.

Border police conceded and a Macau ambulance arrived to take the woman to hospital, where she gave birth.

Existing laws state any child born in Macau can receive permanent citizenship.