In these few years, the numbers of mainland pregnancies coming to to give birth has rapidly increased. According to a newspaper article from “Herald Tribune”, the numbers of births by mainland women in were about 10,100 in 2003 and 20, 577 in mid-20061. The mainland pregnancies coming to Hong Kong to give birth has created many problems towards Hong Kong’s economy in related to the financial burden on Hong Kong government, using up Hong Kong citizen’s medical services and hospital’s bed capacity and having Hong Kong citizens to pay more taxes.

The first reason for mainland pregnancies to come to Hong Kong is because of the poor surroundings in and the environmental stimuli that affected their thinking. In 1979, the government of has held “One Child policy” to control the issue of overpopulation in China2. To evade this policy, the China citizens comes to Hong Kong to give birth; because, the policy states that there will be a fine severed to the families who give birth to more than one child3. Thus, if they want to delivery more than one child, the second child they want to give birth to will cost approximately forty-thousand to eighty-thousand dollars RMB4. Mainlanders tend to think that has a bad educational system. The following quote is a feedback from a male mainlander in distinguishing the difference between studying and having a career in China and . "It's much easier to leave the country for studies or a career from Hong Kong…… in the common saying is: 'Finding a doctor is hard. Going to school is harder.'5 Competition is huge, especially for university places." he said. Therefore, this kind of thinking has deepened into mainlander’s mind, making them feel that is a better place for their children’s future. Mainlanders tend to think that Hong Kong has a better medical facility than . To prove this, a mainlander said that “ The medical facility environment in Hong Kong is for sure better than China….it is first come first serve, will not avoid their clients and will not set an unreasonable medical fee…” 6. Relatively, he thinks has cheaper in medical fees, a better service and a wide variety.

The second reason that causes mainland pregnancies to come to is because of the benefits they can obtain. First of all, the inexpensive medical fees in attract many mainlanders to give birth. If the mainlanders chose to give one more birth in China, it might cost them more than RMB$40 000 to RMB$80 000 due the “One child policy”; however, for since there are not limitation to birth control, women giving birth in Hong Kong public hospital only cost HK$20 000 for the whole maternity package7. Secondly, mainland pregnancies who give birth in can obtain citizen right for their child8. Thus, their child can obtain a identity card, which they can enjoy the benefits such as easier to go oversea for education and to have financial support in housing opportunity. Thirdly, their child can obtain a qualification in registering for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) scheme; this benefit is only offered to residents. The CSSA scheme is designed to provide financial assistance to help the low income group to meet their basic needs9.

To conclude, the mainland pregnancies coming to Hong Kong to give birth can have many advantages for them; however, it brings a lot of disadvantage to citizens. The problems that the mainland pregnancies make include: the increasing of financial burden, misallocate of resources and the aging of the population. The solutions to solve this problem is to increase the public hospital medical fee, adjust a Basic law to not give a citizenship to babies that are delivered by mainland pregnancies in Hong Kong and to report all the cases to the government.
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In the last few years, the number_ of mainland pregnant women coming to Hong Kong to give birth has rapidly increased. According to a newspaper article from “The Herald Tribune”, the numbers of births by mainland women in Hong Kong were about 10,100 in 2003 and 20, 577 in mid-20061. Mainland pregnant women coming to Hong Kong to give birth have created many problems for Hong Kong’s economy in regards to the financial burden on the Hong Kong government, using up Hong Kong citizen’s medical services and hospital_ bed capacity, and Hong Kong citizens having to pay more taxes.

The first reason for mainland pregnant women coming to Hong Kong is because of the poor surroundings in China and the environmental stimuli that affect_ their thinking. Since 1979, the government of China has held to the “One Child policy” to control the issue of overpopulation in China2. To evade this policy, Chinese citizens come_ to Hong Kong to give birth, because, the policy states that families who give birth to more than one child3 will be fined. Thus, if they want to have more than one child, the second child they want to have will cost approximately forty-thousand to eighty-thousand dollars RMB4. Mainlanders tend to think that China has a bad educational system. The following quote is a comment from a male mainlander about distinguishing the difference between studying and having a career in China and Hong Kong. "It's much easier to leave the country for studies or a career from Hong Kong…… in China the common saying is: 'Finding a doctor is hard. Going to school is harder.'5 Competition is huge, especially for university places." he said. Therefore, this kind of thinking has been absorbed into the mainlanders' minds, making them feel that Hong Kong is a better place for their children’s future. Mainlanders tend to think that Hong Kong has better medical facilities than China. To prove this, a mainlander once said that “ The medical facility environment in Hong Kong is for sure better than China….it is first come first serve, will not avoid their clients and will not set an unreasonable medical fee…” 6. In general, he thinks Hong Kong has cheaper medical fees, better service and a wider variety of services.

The second reason that causes mainland expecting mothers to come to Hong Kong is because of the benefits they can obtain. First of all, the inexpensive medical fees in Hong Kong encourage many mainlanders to have children. If the mainlanders chose to have one more child in China, it might cost them more than RMB$40 000 to RMB$80 000 due the “One child policy”; however, since there are no limitations on birth control, women giving birth in a Hong Kong public hospital only costs HK$20 000 for the whole maternity package7. Secondly, mainland women who give birth in Hong Kong can obtain citizen's rights for their child8. Thus, their child can obtain a Hong Kong identity card, with which they can enjoy benefits such as easier going overseas for education, and opportunities for financial support in housing. Thirdly, their child can obtain a qualification in registering for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA). This benefit is only offered to Hong Kong residents. The CSSA scheme is designed to provide financial assistance to low income groups to help them meet their basic needs9.

In conclusion, pregnant women coming to Hong Kong to give birth can have many advantages for them; however, it brings a lot of disadvantage to Hong Kong citizens. The problems that the women make include: the increased financial burden, misallocation of resources and the aging of the population. The solutions to solve this problem are to increase the public hospital medical fee, adjust a Basic law to not give a citizenship to babies that are born in Hong Kong and to report all such cases to the Chinese government.