'Bully' deported after plane incident

A Chinese man has been deported from the Philippines after a flight attendant said he was bullied before take-off in Shanghai.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 12:35am

British government loses Abu Qatada deportation appeal

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada. Photo: Reuters

The British government on Wednesday vowed not to give up its fight to deport radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan after losing its latest court challenge to have him expelled.

Lawyers for Home Secretary Theresa May had appealed a decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in November allowing the Jordanian to stay in Britain, but this was dismissed.

27 Mar 2013 - 9:01pm

Briefs, March 10, 2013

Hagel aboard a helicopter on his Afghanistan trip. Photo: AFP

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada was arrested in London for breaching his bail terms, days before the British government begins an appeal against a court decision blocking his deportation to Jordan. 

10 Mar 2013 - 7:31am

Talking points

Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye is officially headed to the Blue House as the country's first female president. Park, the daughter of a former strongman, has already faced a test over Pyongyang's recent nuclear missiles testing. 

25 Feb 2013 - 6:00am

UK minister Theresa May blasts judges for ignoring deportation rules

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May. Photo: Reuters

Britain's interior minister has slammed the judiciary, accusing judges of "subverting" democracy by ignoring rules aimed at deporting more foreign criminals.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:00am

Australia MP Nick Xenophon questions deportation from Malaysia

Australian Independent Senator Nick Xenophon holds up his deportation notice during a press conference after arriving back in Australia on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Outspoken independent Senator Nick Xenophon, who was detained and barred from entering Malaysia upon landing in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, said he was whisked away to an interrogation area and told he was a security risk.

17 Feb 2013 - 1:29pm 1 comment

Activists slam Singapore crackdown on Chinese strikers

Members of a labour union hold placards with pictures of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reading 'Release the striking bus driver, restrict a charge' near the Singapore Consulate General in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Activists expressed outrage on Wednesday over Singapore’s crackdown on Chinese bus drivers who staged the city-state’s first industrial strike in 26 years to demand better pay.

5 Dec 2012 - 8:00pm 11 comments

Singapore to deport 29 striking Chinese-national bus drivers

A policeman looks on as foreign workers enter their dormitory in Singapore on November 26, 2012. Photo: AFP

Singapore will deport 29 bus drivers to China and prosecute five others for taking part in the city state's first strike since the 1980s. The order from the Ministry of Manpower came a day after Beijing urged Singapore to respect the workers' legal rights while also cautioning its citizens to obey local laws.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:39am

Radical cleric will not be deported: UK court

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada. Photo: AP

A radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaeda operative in Europe cannot be deported from Britain to Jordan to face terrorism charges, judges ruled yesterday in the latest twist in a protracted legal saga.

Abu Qatada will, instead, be released on bail today.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

HK students face deportation over UK visa ban

Thousands of overseas students - including some from Hong Kong and the mainland - face the threat of deportation after the British government stripped a London university of its right to sponsor visas.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:19am

Visa rules tighten for foreigners

China's top legislature has endorsed a tighter immigration regulation aimed primarily at foreign illegal workers.

The regulation ratified by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress shortens the minimum duration of residential certificates for foreigners carrying a work visa to 90 days - half of the current period.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Foreigners face stricter visa rules amid review

Foreigners working on the mainland will have the minimum duration of their residential certificates halved to 90 days under a draft law being reviewed by Beijing.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Judge urges probe after deported thief slips into Hong Kong 40 times

A serial shoplifter from Macau who had been deported for life from Hong Kong evaded security checks to visit the city more than 40 times in two years, court papers show.

The disclosure led a Court of First Instance judge to criticise security lapses, and to urge the government to plug loopholes in the system.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Illegals breaking work law face 15 months' jail

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Humane approach

As the decades pass, emotions can cool and attitudes change. And in Hong Kong, the political facts also are quite different from those during British rule of 1971 and earlier years.

6 Aug 2001 - 12:00am