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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 3:10am
 

On the MTR's new weight limit aimed at mainland traders:

Lawrence Cheung - The mainland can stop this smuggling in a flash by quadrupling the border customs checks and imposing duties and penalties for evading same. Yet the cost and burden of slowing down this grey trade is being borne by Hongkongers.

Chan Yin-chi - Thirty-two kilograms is plenty for normal luggage. Packed clothes generally aren't that dense. I find a standard-size suitcase generally weighs in at roughly 25 kilos.

Sam Ho - It's good to see that even the private sector is willing to crack down on immoral trade.
 

On the "tough task" to set a limit on tourists to Hong Kong:

Philip Ho - It's simple. Just ban the lot of them from entering Hong Kong.

Kerrin Howard - Tricky indeed. Tourists spend a lot of money in Hong Kong, which cushions the downturns. They'll be a nice micro-counter-cyclical element to macro-cycles. Managing the numbers makes the effect last longer.
 

On the maritime report warning of increased danger due to bigger and faster ferries:

Patrick Shu Wing-lee - These problems have existed all along, but most people do not care, and express regret only after accidents. Legco members, district councillors and government officials should do more to identify the dangers beforehand.
 

On ex-think tank chief Lau Siu-kai's contention that Leung Chun-ying is too close to Beijing:

Dan Gar - Ultimately, everyone appointed as chief executive is by definition "close to Beijing", as they have to fulfil Deng Xiaoping's overarching mandate of being a "patriot".

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