Chinese parents want the best for their children, especially with regard to education. Many parents go so far as to travel outside the mainland to give birth. An overseas citizenship gives their children better opportunities in both education options and travel. Last year, approximately 29,766 mainland Chinese mothers gave birth in HK. According to CriEnglish.com, “Although it is not encouraged for Chinese mainlanders to give birth on the island, the law does allow it.”
And while there are companies which help expats renew their visas, there are also companies that assist these families in “birth tourism.” Because of this growing trend in Hong Kong, the government charges a service fee of RMB 39, 000 (USD 5,799) to "unqualified" patients who stay in public hospital delivery rooms. Last year, hospitals in Hong Kong generated HKD 150 million (USD 19 billion) from “unqualified” patients.