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Mainland Mothers

Airport becomes last line of defence in fight to keep Chinese mainlanders out of maternity wards

Last month a mainland couple were so desperate to have their baby in Hong Kong that the man's wife pretended to be Filipino and tried to fool immigration officials at the airport by using a false Philippine passport.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 6:03am 5 comments

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

The women, accompanied by her husband went into labour while she was queuing to cross immigration on Tuesday.

18 Apr 2013 - 7:14pm

Baptist Hospital sees monthly deficits after birth ban on mainland Chinese mothers

Since the zero-quota rule came into effect at the beginning of this year, the number of monthly births has fallen from about 1,000 to 200, prompting the hospital to slash the number of beds in its maternity section.

27 Mar 2013 - 6:06am

Mainland mothers need access to safe food at home

According to the China Daily, one of the "better side effects" of the mainland's melamine formula scandal is that more mothers are opting to breastfeed their babies. However, breast milk is only as good as the food the mother eats.

20 Mar 2013 - 3:11am 1 comment

Don't bank on trade from mainland Chinese mothers, CY warns medics

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was addressing how the zero-tolerance policy for expectant mainland mothers in Hong Kong's maternity wards could affect the city's obstetrics industry. Yesterday marked the first time he had done so since the ban came into effect in January.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am 7 comments

Message within CPPCC chairman's remarks bears a reminder

Reading between the lines was a technique Western analysts used to find out what the Soviet Union was really up to during the Cold War when there was a dearth of reliable information.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:44am

Paper talk

Cracks have been found in dozens of village houses at Pat Heung, Yuen Long, probably caused by the drilling and blasting involved in excavating tunnels for the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am

Reinterpreting Basic Law 'could solve issue of mainland mothers'

A mainland official said yesterday that reinterpreting the Basic Law was one possible way to resolve the problem of the influx of mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong.

5 Mar 2013 - 4:39am

Zero quota on mainland mums in hospitals 'bad for economy'

Government measures to stop floods of mainland mothers visiting Hong Kong to give birth could hurt the city's medical tourism industry, a member of the Basic Law Committee has warned.

5 Mar 2013 - 11:33pm 26 comments

Mainland mums help teach moral education at Hong Kong kindergarten

The idea initially was to help children get in touch with their emotions - joy, anger, sadness and fear. "We want to teach the children how to use words rather than actions to express themselves," principal Hilda Pang Mei-ling said.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am

Leung Chun-ying urged to act on 'nomadic' children

A tiresome shuffle back and forth across the border is disrupting the lives and education of an estimated 7,000 Hong Kong children, activists and families said yesterday, calling for government action.

12 Feb 2013 - 9:49am 1 comment

Half of 170,000 babies of mainland mothers 'may return to live in Hong Kong'

As many as half of the 170,000 babies born in Hong Kong to mainland parents may aspire to live in the city, the government says.

That was the estimate given to the Long-Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee yesterday, member Michael Choi Ngai-min said.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am

Mainland parents still willing to exploit loopholes in one-child policy

How much are you willing to pay to have a second child with Hong Kong residency rights or American citizenship? That's the question Shenzhen authorities asked the city's residents when they introduced heavy fines this year for those who exploit loopholes in the mainland's one-child policy and give birth overseas.

5 Jan 2013 - 4:40am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, January 4, 2013

Dialogue, not resignation, is key to CY row

I am convinced that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's illegal structures saga has led to a serious erosion of trust in him.

However, I do not see any need for him to step down.

4 Jan 2013 - 3:56am 3 comments

Agency offers to beat 'zero birth' ban for mainland mums

Mainland agencies who help pregnant women from across the border to reserve maternity bed spaces in Hong Kong claim they will still be able to do so after the "zero-birth quota" comes into effect at midnight tonight, a South China Morning Post investigation has found.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:51pm