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Single mothers from mainland plead their case to stay in city with children

A group of 15 mainland single mothers yesterday appealed to lawmakers to issue them with single-entry permits that would enable them to stay in the city and bring up their Hong Kong resident children.

Friday, 8 October, 2010, 12:00am

Illegal jobs scam uncovered in joint swoop on fake ID syndicate

The Immigration Department and mainland authorities, in the first case of its kind, have cracked a syndicate that arranged for mainlanders to enter Hong Kong with legitimate travel documents then provided them with fake identity cards and helped them find work in local restaurants.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


We can turn new cultural district into a major tourist attraction

I am grateful to Sir David Tang for initiating the forum on April 18 on the West Kowloon Cultural District ('New cultural district needs autonomy, experts say', April 19).

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Not comparing like with like when looking at visa rules on mainland

I refer to Terry Scott's letter ('Official should explain visa difficulties', April 12).

He asks why he cannot get to the mainland as easily as the mainland residents get to Hong Kong, even though he is a permanent Hong Kong resident.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Shenzhen visas move should be welcomed

Restrictions on entry to Hong Kong have meant that freedom of movement between the city and the mainland has been largely one-way traffic - going north - since the handover. It is inconceivable that it could remain that way until the city ceases to be a special administrative region of China in 2047. Greater integration with the mainland is inevitable.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong residents may get electronic entry permits

Guangdong residents would be allowed to enter Hong Kong with electronic permits to ease the flow of people between the province and the city under a proposal by a policy think-tank.

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


HK can learn from Taiwan's election

I refer to the letter by Peter Lok regarding Taiwan's presidential election ('Taiwan model not for HK', April 4).

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Short-stay visas no longer available at border checkpoints

Foreign passport holders will not be issued short-stop visas at border checkpoints as part of a series of entry restrictions imposed by mainland authorities last week.

The move, in addition to a ban on multiple-entry visas, was revealed by local travel agents as security tightens ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Multi-entry visa ban until after Games

Hurdle to mainland trips for frequent travellers

Beijing has stopped issuing multiple-entry visas, risking major inconvenience to foreigners who travel to the mainland regularly, especially on business. Hong Kong travel agents say the ban will stay in place until after the Olympic Games.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Talks with fast food industry can cut waste

Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah has appealed to Hong Kong people to cut down on the amount of waste they generate in order to reduce pressure on our limited landfill facilities. However, some glaring examples of waste generation require a collective solution and this can only be achieved through public programmes.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am