HONG KONG — Hong Kong's maids have lost a landmark struggle over residency, dealing a blow to a hard-fought struggle to accord foreign-born maids — some 300,000 of which currently work in the city — the same residency rights as other immigrants.
Thousands in Hong Kong took to the streets to protest the city's chief executive, CY Leung, calling for him to resign.
According to BBC News, the city's leader, who is currently selected by a small committee loyal to Beijing, is under fire for illegal construction carried out on his home. The issue is a sensitive one in Hong Kong, where most families live in cramped conditions because of space issues.
Gigi Chao with father Cecil Chao, a Hong Kong shipping tycoon and property developer. Cecil Chao has reportedly offered a HK$500 million (about $65 million) "marriage bounty" to find a husband for his lesbian daughter. (Facebook)
Hong Kong's "playboy tycoon" Cecil Chao has put up a $65 million "marriage bounty" to find a husband for lesbian daughter Gigi, who is already married to her long-time female partner.