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  1. No suggestion that city is at greater risk

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Aviation Security, said the company had stepped up patrols at the airport. ... Phyllis Tsang The risk of a terrorist attack in Hong Kong remains 'moderate' after the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Undersecretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said yesterday ...

  2. Three try to break into military airport

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... at Cangkou military airport. Two of the trio fled the scene after they were spotted by security guards. Police immediately issued arrest warrants for the two, and they were arrested on Monday ... Minnie Chan Three members of the Yi ethnic group were arrested in Olympic co-host city Qingdao, Shandong province, for trying to sneak into a military airport, police said yesterday. ...

  3. High-level security for Israeli president's visit

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the Cyberport. Because of the heightened tension between Israel and Palestinians, airport security was intense, with hundreds of police on guard. Mr Katsav said if Palestinian militants stopped ... Louisa Yan The Israeli president arrived in Hong Kong yesterday for a three-day official visit amid tight security that reflected the tension in the Middle East. Officials even declined ...

  4. Airports' rail link may halve journey time

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... security implications. 'There were only 500,000 passengers for the Skyrail service between the two airports in 2006,' Dr Law said. 'It boils down to a daily average ridership of just ... Anita Lam A proposed rail link between Shenzhen and Hong Kong airports is expected to ultimately mean a journey time between the two airports of 20 minutes. Secretary for Transport ...

  5. HK security officials absent from Thai briefings, says Tang

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Security officials were absent from the government's top-level daily policy briefing for a whole week during the airport crisis in Thailand that left hundreds ... the inadequacies of the mechanism to help Hongkongers stranded overseas.' But he admitted that no one from the Security Bureau attended the 'morning prayer' meetings between November 24 ...

  6. Regulatory controls 'the key to any airport privatisation plan'

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo A strong regulatory framework to govern a privately-controlled Chek Lap Kok would be the key to the success of the privatisation plan and guarantee the airport's role ... by the International Air Transport Association, whether controls would be developed for the airport in time for its privatisation, tipped to take place in 18 to 24 months. Julian de la Camara, the Geneva-based ...

  7. A tale of two airports

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter Now and then, it is my misfortune to transit through London's Heathrow airport. The last occasion was fairly typical. Early morning arrival at a distant gate. A princely ... seem to be arriving, not departing, at that hour of the morning- it is evidently functioning for the convenience of airport staff deploying to their posts. We arrive at the assembly point ...

  8. Airport privatisation harder to sell after Link listing cancellation

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... likely to affect the plan to at least partially privatise the Airport Authority in 2006. Policymakers are likely to tread on eggshells when seeking public support for a sale that, while of direct ... suddenly taken on a lot more importance. It is a welcome development if the community has secured the ear of government given Chek Lap Kok's strategic significance to a city that lives ...

  9. Plan to privatise airport draws fire from Iata's chief

    Posted Apr 16th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... years' after the government put an independent regulator in place to get a handle on the comparatively high user costs at the airport, increase demand and secure the airport's status ... to think twice before rushing to market with a privatisation of the Airport Authority. Giovanni Bisignani, director-general of the International Air Transport Authority (Iata), said ...

  10. Securitisation on track despite lift for budget blues

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yuen told a securitisation seminar sponsored by the South China Morning Post, Citigroup and the University of Hong Kong yesterday. He said the government hoped to submit its proposal on airport ...




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