Monday, January 23, is Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival, which goes on for fifteen days. It’s the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac of 12 animals, a particularly auspicious year to have a child born in.
China is reportedly anticipating a 5 percent increase in the number of babies born this year. Al Jazeera reports that women from mainland China are seeking to enhance their child’s prospects by giving birth to them across the border in Hong Kong, so the child will have a Hong Kong passport. New regulations and restricted access to public hospitals has made this more difficult and the private sector is attempting to get around the rules, for a price.
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