The influence of Individual Visit Scheme Essay

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Academic Year 2013/2014

Selected topics in Management
Group project

The influence of Individual Visit Scheme in Hong Kong and Macau

The Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) began on 28 July 2003. This scheme allows Mainland resident visit Hong Kong or Macau on an individual basis. Before the scheme, China resident must travel to Hong Kong or Macau with a business visa or group tours. In general, as long as people is in the scope of cities, it can take the simple visa (Special licensing) procedure going to Hong Kong or Macao, people can stay at most a week in the period. From now, 49 Mainland China cities’ resident can use individual traveler visit Hong Kong and Macao.
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Here are some cases or events show that the recent year of the confliction.

Hong Kong anchor babies’ problem
Anchor baby refers to children born in Hong Kong whose parents (from Mainland) have no HK citizenship. The children can have the Hong Kong permanent residency, and enjoy the Hong Kong social resources and benefits.
Since 2003, Individual Visit Scheme targeted to boost economy of Hong Kong has begun. It was providing opportunity of visiting pregnant from Mainland to born infants within Hon Kong. At 2010, there are over 41000 Mainland pregnant born their children in Hong Kong. It leaded the hospital did not has enough human capability and bed to offer the local pregnant. The anchor babies’ problem caused worsening in Hong Kong.
On 23rd Oct. 2011, there are about 1300 people demonstrate the HK government. They opposed the Mainland pregnant born the children in HK. They hoped the government ensuring it has enough bed for local pregnant.

Dolce & Gabbana(D&G) Photo Ban Protest
In early January 2012, the HK couples took a photograph in front of the D&G flagship store in HK and the security guards stopped this couple. The security guards announced that it prevented the Hong Kong citizen to manufacture the counterfeit products, and protested the rights of the window design. If it was Mainland resident, it had rights or ability to take the photograph.

On 8th Jan. 2012, over a thousand of people respond to the social