Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Chinese Women Look to Hong Kong to Skirt One Child Policy

Pregnant Chinese face HK limits
The Hong Kong government has announced new rules to try to limit the number of pregnant women from mainland China coming to give birth in Hong Kong.

The women are tempted by Hong Kong residency rights, the chance to dodge China's one-child policy, and higher standards of medical care.

But Hong Kong mothers say the influx has strained medical facilities.

In future, any pregnant woman coming from China without a hospital booking will be turned back at the border.

The rules are due to take effect on 1 February.


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