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Society of the People'S Republic of China

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.

Monday, 13 August, 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

Heard at the book fair, the sound of free speech

Some say achieving the great reconciliation between Hong Kong and mainland politics is easier said than done. But, at the Hong Kong Book Fair, it has already happened.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Stifling protest invites trouble

There are no shades of grey about freedom of speech in Hong Kong. Anyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, has the right to have their voice heard. Mainlanders, denied that ability, naturally see our city as a place where grievances can be openly aired.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

We must stop feeding mainland cringe

A family friend came to visit us recently in distress. She says their 11-year-old daughter has declared many times that she is ashamed of her and her husband.

Originally from the mainland, the couple have lived here for more than a decade. The daughter was born in Hong Kong. Now she has declared she is not a mainlander but a 'pure' Hongkonger.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Activist located, moved to safety

A blind mainland activist who fled a 'black jail' where she was held after mainland authorities refused to let her enter Hong Kong to attend the July 1 rally is being transferred to a 'safe place', a Hong Kong-based rights group said yesterday.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hong Kong blind to China's renaissance

We don't like mainland Chinese. It's now very clear. By 'we' I mean Hong Kong Chinese, who are predominantly Cantonese speakers. We don't like our state leaders, who interfere in our affairs and undermine our core values like the rule of law, civil liberties and the aspiration for full democracy.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The great escape

Sudden large-scale influxes of mainlanders into Hong Kong have always caused concern. From the 19th century onwards, the relative safe haven from political upheaval, and consequent hunger and chaos, which the British colony offered attracted intermittent tidal waves of people.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Solo mainland tourists fall short of estimates

The first batch of about 290 individual mainland tourists allowed into Taiwan arrived on the island a year ago yesterday as part of a scheme designed to boost tourism.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Still waiting after all these years

Chen Xiaozhi was looking forward to 1997 and the family reunion she was sure it would bring. Fifteen years on, she is still waiting for permanent residency in Hong Kong - and the stresses and humiliation of the delay have taken her to the brink of suicide and back.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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