Monday, July 25, 2005
"According to the July 10 Apple Daily News Report, a woman from Hong Kong, surnamed Hsiung, was visiting her 70-year-old father in Wan Jia Village, Tao County, Hunan Province, for his birthday along with her children. Around 7 a.m. on July 8th, she was awakened by loud noises and violent kicking at the door. The visitors claimed to be the county and town family planning officials and stated they wanted to inspect her birth allowance certificate. They suspected she was in violation of the “one child per couple” policy and should submit to a forced abortion. Ms. Hsiung replied that she was a resident of Hong Kong and thus not governed by the mainland's family planning program. She was told, "Hong Kong is part of China and is regulated by Chinese policy." During the confusion, Hsiung, sought assistance, telephoning the Hong Kong Immigration Department and the Apple Daily News.