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Foreign births soar as local births drop at epicentre of Chinese maternity tourism in Canada, new statistics show


Births to foreign mothers have soared and those to locals have fallen at a Canadian hospital that is at the epicentre of the country’s Chinese birth tourism industry, according to new data.

Newborns with non-resident mothers at Richmond Hospital rose by 23.8 per cent in the 2017/2018 financial year – compared to 2016/2017 – and made up 22.1 per cent of all newborns at the hospital outside Vancouver, figures provided to the South China Morning Post by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority on Friday show.

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