May exports increase 11.4pc The volume of total exports rose 11.4 per cent in May compared with the same month a year ago, the government said. Re-exports rose 13.5 per cent, while domestic exports plunged more than 20 per cent. For the first five months of this year, total exports grew 9.3 per cent, export prices jumped 2.5 per cent as import prices rose 2.4 per cent. In May, growth in export volume was the highest to the mainland at 16.4 per cent, followed by Germany with 13.3 per cent and Japan at 7.7 per cent. Tsang pushed on right of abode Parents fighting for the right of abode for their adult children on the mainland urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to resolve the problem during his term. Parents' representatives, who met Security Bureau and Immigration Department officials, urged the government to talk to mainland authorities about opening a channel for adult children to apply to come to Hong Kong. However, a government spokesman said last night there would not be any amnesty. Council fears high-rise effect An Eastern District Council committee yesterday passed a motion calling on the government to consult the council on sales terms before the auctions of two prime coastal plots - the Oil Street and former North Point Estate sites. The committee members were concerned about a 'wall effect' if high-rise blocks were built.