Having More New Immigrants is the Solution to Aging Population?

Aging population is an issue faced by countries around the world, including Hong Kong. Before we try to “resolve” the problem, we ought to understand or at least learn why this problem arises. It occurs to me that the key reason is medical advancement – people live longer nowadays!

In history, baby booming is almost inevitable after a war. But why? I think the fundamental reason is to “resupply” the labour force (in a long run). But is aging population a genuine problem? Or is that a “created” problem the corporate want you and I to believe in?

Back to the problem closer to my heart, Hong Kong’s aging population.

Labour force is defined by the government, but it is somehow disconnected from the reality. Given the medical enhancement and globalisation (an increase of variety of highly nutritious food, for instant), shouldn’t we rethink about retirement age, hence “increasing” the labour force without actually having to increase the existing population? I’m sure many of you would agree that a lot of the old folks are in fact fully capable of carrying on working even after their retirement age. They also do have experience and skills that the younger generation can surely learn from.

Another thing that many pseudo left-wingers in Hong Kong claim contributes to the aging population is low birth rate. This also isn’t an unique phenomenon in Hong Kong. People tend not to have too many children nowadays. Mortality rate was very high in the old days, but this has been massively improved – medical advancement (once again) is a major reason, but we must not forget about the improved living condition and there has not been a “world war” for decades. Less likely babies are killed/died because of deceases or during war or malnutrition in the developed countries. Families no longer need to breed like their ancestors used to, in order to ensure one’s bloodline continues. The society nowadays do not need a lot of labour either, simply because of the technology advancement! Labour intensive industries are scarce.

The low birth rate in Hong Kong has many other contributing reasons too. As many of you across the world know that Hong Kongers work very hard regardless of which industry they are in. The living space in Hong Kong, is arguably one of the smallest in the world, mainly due to the property hegemony and the speculation driven real estate market in Hong Kong. Extremely high cost of living, from food and daily necessities to housing, couples have to work full time to be able to support their own family (as well as their parents in many cases), is another key factor. With the ever climbing inflation in admist of the stagnated pay rise, financial burden is huge to any young couple. Childcare is close to nonexistence in Hong Kong, too.

On top of the lack of work-life balance, limited space, time and financial flexibility, Hong Kong couples are reluctant to have multiple children. Even if they can afford having children, they have to face all sorts of “matters” when bringing their children up. Before a mother could sense the joy of becoming a mother, Hong Kong mothers need to worry about whether or not they can get a hospital space to give birth. If they are lucky enough to get one, they need to start worrying about getting formula powder for their babies (as said, with the busy work life, it is simply far too difficult to breast feed). When they are old enough to go to school, parents have to queue up outside kindergartens, primary schools and high schools for days just to get an application form from schools that involve at least an hour of commute.

Any responsible adult would consider all these factors before having children as one would only want the best they can provide to their children. Anyone with the slightest decency (and dignity) will refuse to rely on social welfare and benefits. Why would one even thinks about reproducing when one cannot be sure about being able to provide at least a comfortable childhood to one’s children?

Pseudo left-wingers in Hong Kong keep on saying that it is basic human rights for people to emigrate to other countries to secure a better living for themselves and their children. However, they fail to answer (if not dodge) the question most Hong Kongers have: isn’t it our rights to ensure our livelihood not being jeopradiesed by having uncontrollable amount of immigrants?

In any country in the world, immigration policies, one way or the other, will clearly state that immigrants have to be able to support their living (either having sufficient assets or having a job secured). Also, new immigrants are not eligible to enjoy social benefits for a certain period. This is to discourage welfare leeches from taking advantages of the benefits provided by the tax payers. This is not discrimination, but to ensure the sustainability of the country and system, as well as preventing conflicts between the locals and the new immigrants (one of the means, of course).

I agree (so do many Hong Kongers) that regardless of nationality, immigrants should be welcomed to Hong Kong – after all, Hong Kong is a melting pot! It is an undeniable fact that, however, we must have have full control over our population. When Hong Kong is so crowded, is it really wise to have more immigrants (in fact like Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said “Hong Kong has no population limit”), particularly those with low (or no) skills?

Population policy is a foundation of every policies within a country. It is not about having more people, but to strike a balance and to ensure a healthy composition of labour force that can support a sustainable economy and society.

Over and out!

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One Cross-Boarder Marriage Brings A Whole Village of Chinese to Hong Kong

Hong Kong Autonomy Movement illustrated how ONE Hong Kong man’s cross-boarder marriage can “boost” Hong Kong’s population (new immigrants from China). Soon enough, there will be more Chinese than Hong Kongers in Hong Kong!

Thank them so much for all the details. Now let’s look at this TRUE STORY – Mr A lives in Tin Shui Wai

(1) Mr A is a Hong Kong citizen. After he married Ms B from China, she applied for a One-Way Permit using “family reunion” as her reason. She had to wait for a few years before she moved to Hong Kong. Ms B gave birth to a baby girl in China before she moved to Hong Kong. Mr A successfully applied for his wife and daughter to move to Hong Kong. Result: 1 HK citizen+ 2 Chinese

(2) Ms B divorced Mr A after she moved to Hong Kong and met Mr C who is not a Hong Kong citizen (and he’s from the same province in China of Ms B). Mr C is divorced for many years and has a son who was born in China. Ms B successfully applied for Mr C and his son to move to Hong Kong as she claimed that they are her dependents. Result: 1 HK (new) citizen (Ms B) + 2 Chinese (Mr C and his son)

(3) Years later, Ms B has been a Hong Kong permanent resident for years, she applied for her mother to move to Hong Kong. Since her mother is above 65 years old, she did not have to wait and can immigrate to Hong Kong immediately. Result: 1 HK (new) citizen (Ms B) + 1 Chinese (Ms B’s mother)

(4) After three One-Way permit applications, one Hong Kong citizen (Mr A) brings FIVE Chinese citizens to immigrate to Hong Kong – all because of one cross-boarder marriage. In addition to the above formula, Mr C, Mr C’s son and Ms B can also help their other relatives in China to apply for One-Way Permit in the names of family reunion. Mr C’s 65+ year-old parents (2 Chinese), Mr C’s son can apply his birth mother to move to Hong Kong after he is 18 years old (1 Chinese), Ms B’s mother can also apply her children to move to Hong Kong (as many as she pleases), and these children of hers can apply for their spouses and children to move to Hong Kong. And so on.

 

 

A simple formula: “marriage, divorce, re-marry” can bring in FIVE Chinese to Hong Kong as “new immigrants”. Hong Kong’s immigration policy is completely ridiculous! Once the new immigrants obtain their permanent residencies, they can apply for their relatives to move to Hong Kong for “family reunion”. Theoretically, there is no limit in terms of how many Chinese can move to Hong Kong. Hong Kong has essentially leave its front door WIDE OPEN for Chinese to move in as they please.

How about other countries in the world?

Japan: A foreign man marries a Japanese woman, he cannot apply for citizenship; if a foreign woman marries a Japanese man, she can apply for citizenship. However, when she is neutralised, her relatives cannot apply for Japan citizenship.

Singapore: Similar to Japan. Men cannot marry Singaporean women to obtain Singapore citizenship, this is to prevent people getting divorce and marry a local to get citizenship of the country.

Taiwan: After living in Taiwan for over 10 years plus other conditions are fulfilled, a Taiwan citizen can apply for their spouse to move to Taiwan. This spouse will be granted conditional temporary residency. If they divorce within a certain period of time, the conditional residency will be voided. A spouse of a Taiwan citizen cannot apply his/her relatives to move to Taiwan unless he/she has been living in Taiwan legally for over 10 years.

US: Citizens have to prove that they have been paying tax before they can apply their relatives to move to the US. If the applicants are elderly, they will not be able to enjoy social benefits at the beginning – the US citizen who applies an elderly to move to the US will have to bear all the expenses of the elderly. As for spouses of US citizens who move to the US, until they begin to pay tax, they will not be able to enjoy any social security or unemployment benefits. If one divorces their spouse who is a US citizen, he/she re-marry, he/she will have to pay tax for several years before applying for the spouse to move to the US. All to prevent any exploitation of the system.

 

Now let’s look at Macau and China:

Macau: a Macau permanent resident who wants to apply his/her spouse to move to Macau, the spouse has to live in Macau for seven years before obtaining permanent residency. If the spouse divorce the Macau permanent resident, his/her residency will be invalid immediately.

China: anyone from any nation marrying a Chinese citizen, he/she cannot obtain Chinese citizenship, including people from Hong Kong and Macau.

 

Now you can see the loophole, right? Some may say that applying relatives to move to the country one reside is basic human rights, but the system in Hong Kong is not comprehensive enough to make sure that there is a certain limitation to prevent people from exploiting it! Human rights is one thing, but a throughout population policy is also necessary. By simply revising the existing immigration law to seal the loophole or at least make it more difficult for people to exploit it, this massive uncontrollable influx of new immigrants from China can then be “relieved”.

“Zero quota for anchor baby” (as called by CY Leung) is useless unless immigration policy is amended.

Over and out!

 

China’s Brutalises HK with the Tricks It Used in Tibet

You don’t believe that China is colonising Hong Kong? Take a look at the HK SAR Gov OFFICIAL STATISTICS:

  1. As of end of 2012, Hong Kong’s total population is 7.17 million
  2. According to Hong Kong SAR Government, between 1st July 1997 and 31st December 2012, total new immigrants from China (one-way permits) amounted to: 760,000
  3. Since 2003, HKSAR Government started to attract new immigrants via investments scheme. As of 31st March 2013, total number of immigration applicants via the investment scheme was 28,168 and 17,749 of them have been approved – the majority of them are from China
  4. The HKSAR Government launched the “Quality Migrant Admission Scheme” in 2006, and loosen the restriction on China students studying in Hong Kong. According to the Census and Statistics Department, as of end of 2012 the number of Chinese that entered Hong Kong but have not lived in Hong Kong for seven years (i.e. non permanent residents) via the “Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals” and “Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates” reached over 70,000 – and the number continues to raise

  5. According to the HKSAR Government’s press release issued on 20th February 2013, the Hospital Authority estimated that there are 150,000 anchor babies who were born in Hong Kong by their Chinese mothers (non Hong Kong residents) but living in various provinces including Guangdong. Over 17,000 students travel across the broader from China to study in Hong Kong every day. These numbers are growing on a monthly basis

  6. Over ONE MILLION of new immigrants from China are now living in Hong Kong and call themselves “new Hong Kongers” in a matter of 15, 16 years. Given that the local’s birth rate is low, the number of “new Hong Kongers” will quickly catch up with the number of “Hong Kongers”

Hong Kong SAR Government is not serving the people of Hong Kong/Hong Kongers – it is an organisation backed and handpicked by CCP. Their priority is to please China and their sole purpose is to assist China on executing all the plans they have. China wants to get rid of Hong Kongers, no doubt about it – why would a dictator, a tyranny want to have people that do not like itself and do not obey?

From V for Vendetta:

He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.

Over and Out!

Why Hong Kongers Feel So Strongly AGAINST Chinese/China?

For those who think Ms Alpais Lam was just a tiny incident that Hong Kongers overreacted and that Hong Kongers are nuts for fighting the communist and are jealous of Chinese for their wealth, please watch this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkQbMhEQ6y8&feature=youtu.be

Honestly, China’s encroaching or invasion or whatever you like to call it is only going to accelerate!

HKU Discriminates HKers and Favours Chinese

Hong Kong University completed its Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street. The allocation of dormitory is a blatant discrimination against Hong Kong students. HKU have long been saying that they will resolve the problem of a shortage of dormitory space, but what the university has done is the complete opposite. The new residential colleges do not only reserve less dormitory space for local students in Hong Kong, the police even put students from China in a separate category, which means when it comes to allocating dormitory space, there are THREE categories: Hong Kong students, international students, and China students, with an aimed allocation ratio of 1:1:1. This is basically offering privilege to China students who should logically be grouped as “international students” (given that their parents do not pay tax to Hong Kong which is only fair that they are not eligible for the education that is funded by the Hong Kong SAR government at the same price as the local students). To make this worse, the university plans to reserve 50% of the dormitory space for post-graduate students: please bear in mind that 50% of post-graduate students in Hong Kong University are from China! HKU’s policies on dormitory allocation is complete and utterly biased and favours students from China and discriminate the local students!

It doesn’t end here! Hong Kong local students are NOT allowed to apply a space in this dormitory, but non-locals can.

Local university students in Hong Kong are clearly not the priorities to the local universities. Those who keep saying that those who are qualified to student their Masters and PhD, no matter where they come from should be allowed to study in Hong Kong. Hey, as far as I know, US and UK have policies to make sure that the locals get priorities – for example, international students have to secure better grades than the locals if they intend to study in the same university, international students have to pay substantially more tuition fees than the locals. This is not the same in Hong Kong!

One thing you need to know, students from China can stay in Hong Kong, after seven years, they can become Hong Kong citizens and get HKSAR passports yet still hold their China passports – people from any other countries can’t become HK citizens unless you go through the neutralisation process.

Sending the massive amount of immigrants isn’t quite enough. It’s not fast enough. By the time a “democratic election” is held (if China really want to prevent Occupy Central from happening, they’d better act quick), China needs to make sure that there will be a majority number of “Hong Kongers” who will “elect” the candidate they want to govern Hong Kong. Colonisation is already a nice way of describing what China’s doing to Hong Kong.

Playing the colonisation game, China’s the best! Look at Tibet! It’s in fact ethnic cleansing!

Only because we share similar complexion and hair colour with Chinese, doesn’t mean Hong Kongers are Chinese. Chinese always use this superficial and naive way of differentiating different races. In fact, they try to blur the difference between ethnicity and national, and often tell Hongkies off for not “agreeing” that we are Chinese. Well, again, they should really go tell Japanese and Korean that they are Chinese too!

Over and out!

Erasing HK Race – First Start with Killing Cantonese

According to the Statistics Department, the percentage of Hong Kongers who can speak Mandarin went up from 25% in 1996 to 50% last year, but the percentage of Hong Kongers who can speak Cantonese (our official language and mother tongue) fell!

China’s invasion or colonisation plan is progressive yet in massive scale:

– Make sure that the people of Hong Kong feel (or fear) that without China, Hong Kong cannot survive

– Once this concept is embedded in the majority of the Hong Kongers (in fact the whole world), they can begin ordering the HKSAR government to “promote” the importance of Mandarin

– If you’ve read ancient Chinese poems, especially Tong poems, you’ll find that they rhyme a lot better if you read them out in Cantonese than Mandarin. Mandarin, is really not a Chinese language, it is the language that was modified based on Manchurian’s mother tongue in Qing. The Chinese back in those days for some reasons prefer to change their own language and appearance (having queue – aka men’s ponytail), and call it “Chinese” so that they don’t feel as bad (Hey! they’re Chinese too, they didn’t invade us, it’s just a change of emperor). Nowadays, Chinese language is taught in Mandarin in HK! Even the government’s website has changed – official languages used to be (as far as I remember) Cantonese and English, but now it says Chinese and English. This may not really mean anything to the non-Chinese speaking community (as they’d say “Cantonese is Chinese too!”), but Cantonese is a language (UN already recognised it!) and that HKers’ mother tongue really is Cantonese. It’s almost like British learning French back in the old days because it’s “the upper class” language (not that Mandarin is upper class by any means) – ridiculous! English is no longer being valued these days, because the whole world is evolving around China, according to China and the western world and of course the HKSAR government. Also, China sees every single British heritage (in fact anything that’s related to the post-handover time) is a disgrace to them, they have no intention for HKers to speak good English – they don’t care if HKers lose their competitiveness because HKers are never one of the Chinese in their eyes. The result is the appalling standard of English, particularly the younger generation.

– Erasing your language is only the beginning. You must have read about how great China is when it comes to censorship. There’s a book on Hong Kong history, the (traditional) Chinese version is being censored and a revised version was published and all the “non-censored” copies were recalled. Now that the English standard is low, the Chinese version available is censored, the Hong Kongers is prevented from reading the real history. Clever, hey?

Another thing I want to point out is that, there are 150 (yes, one hundred fifty) Chinese from across the boarder who can immigrate to Hong Kong EVERY DAY! After 16 years, there are approximately 870,000 Chinese who now call themselves Hong Kongers. Bear in mind, though, Hong Kongers cannot get a China citizenship nor the PRC passport. 870,000 is around 12% of Hong Kong’s current total population!

Imagine, say for example, you’re American…

You walk into your local grocery store, the shop owner and staff there all speak to you in Spanish and when you ask them to speak English, they were in awe.

When you tell foreigners who’re visiting America that you’re from America, and he/she response “Isn’t America part of Mexico?” When you explain that they are two separate country (alright, Hong Kong isn’t independent yet, but give it time), “But your country’s soil is connected to the Mexican soil!”

When your government tell you, Spanish is very important because the amount of trade and the increasing number of Mexican immigrants, you need to accommodate them so all American have to adapt Spanish as their main language.

How’s that make you feel?

To make it worse, you are a loyal countryman, and pay tax on time, never ask anything from government (social benefits, etc), and because of the influx of immigrants who have low (or no) skills, and cannot find job in your country. Your government spend your tax money to provide these foreigners everything they need: medical, education, social welfare, etc. while you are earning so little that you could just pay tax and live a everything bear minimum life (don’t even think about buying a flat)… You call for help and complain about exploitation, these immigrants turn around and tell you “you have to accommodate us, we share the same ethnicity! You should speak our language too because we are so important to your country” and then apply their entire family and sometimes folks from the entire village to move into your country and do exactly the same thing.

Imagine all these have been happening in your country for 16 year. At start this happened slowly but now your neighbouring country is speeding this process up.

You become the minority of your country, yet have to support the majority who invade your country! Shouldn’t you stand up and tell the world that this cannot go on? Even shut down the government and gain your rights back and protect your children from suffering even more server consequences that await them?

Over and out.

Attack on Titan/ Attack on China?

Attack on Titan is a Japanese comic series and recently made into anime. The series has gain substantial popularity in Hong Kong (as well as in Japan, I’d think).

Many in HK find the story line matches the situation in Hong Kong, hence they created the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToGqN2M5NrY

Cantonese lyrics with English subtitle.

Enjoy.

Over and out