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Mainland Chinese migrants since 1997 now make up 10pc of Hong Kong population

About 760,000 mainlanders have settled in Hong Kong through the one-way permit scheme since the handover in 1997, making up more than one in 10 residents.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 10:23am 4 comments

Give-and-take roles reversed between locals and mainlanders

For decades, Hongkongers sent necessities to their worse-off relatives on the mainland to mark the Lunar New Year.

But these days, it's the mainlanders who visit the city to source quality products for a Hong Kong-style celebration.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

Hongkongers jealous of mainlanders, say city's own representatives

Hong Kong members of Guangdong's provincial advisory body were slammed as ignorant and unfit for their jobs yesterday after they were seen on television saying Hongkongers were ungrateful to the Communist Party and jealous of wealthy mainlanders.

25 Jan 2013 - 8:00am 16 comments

Activists seek donations to help mainlanders bypass internet restrictions

Two activists were seeking almost HK$1 million to open a "cyber liberty centre" in Hong Kong, to help users circumvent internet restrictions on the mainland.

Yeung Yeung and Yang Kuang also said they were worried that Hong Kong police would monitor local internet activities in the future with their "cyber security centre", which would launch today.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:26am

Hospital fee rises to hit mainlanders

Non-locals will have to pay more to use public hospitals next year after the Hospital Authority approved the price rises.

Those admitted to emergency wards will have to pay HK$990, up HK$420 from the current HK$570. The charge for specialist outpatient services will rise from HK$700 to HK$1,110. A bed on a general ward will rise from HK$3,300 a day to HK$4,680.

27 Nov 2012 - 3:25am 1 comment

Chief executive Leung reflects on first 100 days in office

Hong Kong will suffer a serious blow if mainlanders no longer feel they are welcome in the city amid growing anti-mainland sentiment, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying warns.

Leung also vowed to be "thick-skinned" as he seeks to build his relationship with lawmakers, after most pan-democrats boycotted a lunch he hosted for members of the Legislative Council after last month's election.

5 Oct 2012 - 2:01pm 3 comments

Mainlanders cautious about buying Rolls-Royces

The slowdown in economic growth has made mainland consumers more cautious when buying luxury cars, Rolls-Royce says.

That is despite the fact that up to 40 per cent of the pre-orders for its latest model in Hong Kong and Macau came from mainlanders.

"It's tougher, no doubt," Paul Harris, the regional director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Asia Pacific, said in Hong Kong yesterday.

30 Sep 2012 - 10:53am

131 held in swoop on parallel-goods trade in Sheung Shui

Law enforcement agencies staged a high-profile arrest of more than 100 mainlanders in North District yesterday against a background of snowballing discontent among residents there over parallel-goods traders.

20 Sep 2012 - 8:53am 1 comment