Census and Statistics Department statistics showed 42,300 mainlanders settled in Hong Kong last year via the one-way permit scheme. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam slams claims that migrants have drained health care resources as legal challenge is filed against ‘one-way’ settlement scheme for mainland Chinese residents

  • Former civil servant Kwok Cheuk-kin lodges application for judicial review over cross-border family reunion policy, in place since 1982
  • Chief executive says it would be ‘very xenophobic’ to separate the amount of resources and social welfare new migrants receive
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Census and Statistics Department statistics showed 42,300 mainlanders settled in Hong Kong last year via the one-way permit scheme. Photo: EPA
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