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Hong Kong: Mainland Invasion
Hong Kong's health and education services are being stretched to the limit by demand from mainland China.
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2011 13:42

Hong Kong is in demand. Over 20 million tourists from mainland China visit there every year, while tens of thousands of expectant Chinese mothers cross the border to give birth.

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Attracted by a Hong Kong passport, which gives more freedom to live, work and travel, Chinese demand for a slice of Hong Kong is boosting the local economy, but stretching the city's health and education sectors to the limit.

Now, Hong Kong residents are calling for an end to what they say is an "invasion" from the mainland.

On this edition of 101 East we ask if Chinese migrants have a right to share in Hong Kong's wealth.

 
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