Mainland Chinese Mothers Deluge Maternity Wards Of Hong Kong Hospitals

From Washington Post:

Roger Huang is a happy, healthy baby boy, born in mid-September. But as far as the Chinese government is concerned, he doesn’t exist — not officially, anyway.

The baby was born in Hong Kong, after his mother, Huang Rui, a 31-year-old Beijing-based freelance journalist, moved here in June to join her husband, who is from Shanghai and works at a bank. The move was strategic; Huang plans to have a second child soon, and under China’s “one child” family planning policy, Roger’s Hong Kong birth doesn’t count. (In recent years, China has softened its stance on the policy, with federal officials now debating even more radical changes.)

“My plan is to have two babies in three years, while I’m still not very old,” Huang said. “Having the baby in Hong Kong is good — we can have another child.”


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