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Visa rules tighten for foreigners

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

Sunday, 1 July, 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

Lingering doubt on 'voluntary' deportees

Right-of-abode seekers vowed yesterday to press for the return of 12 claimants with pending court cases if their deportation earlier this week proves to have been involuntary.

The Right of Abode Committee said 12 of 61 people immigration officers arrested on Monday and Tuesday were among the 3,000 litigants represented by lawyer Edward Chan Man-hon.

19 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Manila to deport barrister

FORMER Hong Kong barrister Stuart Mason-Parker, languishing in a Philippine detention centre, is likely to be deported to Britain this month, an immigration officer said yesterday.

Immigration officials had indicated they would approve Mason-Parker's application for voluntary deportation after an alleged passport scam was smashed, said Major William Macavinta.

10 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Migrants return

More than 100 boat people flew back to Vietnam in the fourth deportation since the handover.

26 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Viets deportation move

A group of 259 boat people from High Island detention centre were moved to the camp's high-security unit pending forced repatriation.

22 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Common sense prevails

After two decades of dealing with unwanted Vietnamese asylum-seekers, this community is understandably short of sympathy for those it never invited. But, just occasionally, there comes a case where the injustice of what is being proposed is so great as to outweigh weariness with the boat people problem.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am