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A house is not a home until it becomes affordable

Property prices are one of the hottest topics in Hong Kong these days. Everyone seems to have a strong opinion, although many have lost sight of the real issue.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 9:02am 3 comments

Mainlander jailed for 10 years for laundering HK$13 billion in Hong Kong

A young mainlander was yesterday jailed for 10-1/2 years for laundering a record HK$13.1 billion over just eight months.

Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping said Luo Juncheng's crime was the most serious of its kind to have come before the courts and she could not find a case involving anywhere near such a large amount.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:34am 1 comment

Veterans who fled mainland for Hong Kong in 1970s tell their stories

Mok was just 26 when, despondent and demoralised, he decided he had no future on the mainland and would try to flee to Hong Kong.

7 Jan 2013 - 11:31am 7 comments

Number of quality migrant applicants rises 10pc in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has seen an increase of nearly 10 per cent in the number of well-qualified people who want to live here, says the Immigration Department. Most of those approved were from the mainland.

In the first 11 months of the year, 1,834 people applied for admission under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme - 9.5 per cent more than in the whole of last year - the department said.

27 Dec 2012 - 8:39am 9 comments

Chinese workers in Singapore crane protest

Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore yesterday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese workers in less than two weeks.

7 Dec 2012 - 5:03am

Mainland Chinese parents dumping disabled, sick children in HK, charity claims

Mainlanders are using Hong Kong as a place to abandon mentally handicapped and chronically ill children born in the city, a welfare group says.

Charity St James' Settlement says at least two such mentally disabled children in its care have been abandoned.

13 Aug 2012 - 8:58am

Our children need a basic knowledge of their country

During the consultation on moral and national education last year, a document on the new curriculum quoted ancient Chinese writer Mengzi, or Mencius: 'The empire has its basis in the state, the state in the family, and the family in one's own self.' I think we all agree that children should learn about their roles as family members and citizens, and how society organises itself.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Mainland mothers jailed for subterfuge

Two mainland mothers were jailed for five months after one of them held the other's newborn baby to cover up her seven-month pregnancy to evade border controls aimed at stemming the influx of pregnant mainlanders into Hong Kong.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

As clubs close, the lights are fading on a racy tradition

Deng Xiaoping famously promised Hongkongers that 'the dancing and horse racing will continue', as he sought to assure the city that its lifestyle would stay unchanged after the 1997 handover.

But while the going remains good for the racing industry, the local nightclub scene is fast disappearing.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Father of baby born at border is jailed

A baby was born while his mainland parents were being interrogated at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint, a court was told yesterday.

But while the child will get the Hong Kong identity card his parents craved, his father will spend a year in prison after admitting attempting to evade border controls aimed at stemming the influx of pregnant mainlanders into the city.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm