District councillors and other Hongkongers take part in a protest on February 10 against the one-way permit scheme allowing mainlanders to settle in Hong Kong. The current debate only focuses on the negatives of the scheme, ignoring the positives. Photo: Nora Tam
Paul Yip
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Yip

Mainland migrants are needed in Hong Kong. The city should not scrap the one-way permit scheme, but improve it

  • The criticism directed at the mainland migrants in our midst is based on half-truths and prejudice, and should not be the basis of our policy. The scheme should stay, both for humanistic and practical reasons, but we should address genuine concerns

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District councillors and other Hongkongers take part in a protest on February 10 against the one-way permit scheme allowing mainlanders to settle in Hong Kong. The current debate only focuses on the negatives of the scheme, ignoring the positives. Photo: Nora Tam
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One-way permit holders are entitled to social welfare and public resources available to Hongkongers, triggering complaints that they are crowding public hospitals and adding to the long waiting time for public flats. Art: Adolfo Arranz

Red tape, money woes and a frosty welcome: mainland Chinese moving to Hong Kong

  • Up to 150 mainlanders per day can get the right to live and work in Hong Kong, sparking claims that they overstretch welfare services
  • But for many, moving south is no holiday
Topic |   Anti-mainland China sentiments

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One-way permit holders are entitled to social welfare and public resources available to Hongkongers, triggering complaints that they are crowding public hospitals and adding to the long waiting time for public flats. Art: Adolfo Arranz
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