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  1. Reversal of fortunes

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Not too long ago, wealthy Hongkongers would make regular trips across the border to bring electronic consumer products, sorely in short supply in those days, to our mainland cousins. How times have changed. Now we cross the border to buy cheap goods, whil ...

  2. Residency delivered

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Is Hong Kong residency really so coveted on the mainland? A heavily pregnant mainlander timed the arrival of her baby for Thursday morning at Sha Tau Kok's Chung Ying Street, which divides Hong Kong from Shenzhen. When the precipitous moment arrived, she limped across the dividing line, according to police records. Seeing she was about to collapse, duty ...

  3. Four held in Shenzhen after cargo boat raided

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Four Hong Kong men were being held for questioning in Shenzhen yesterday after being found aboard a cargo vessel reportedly carrying smuggled goods. Two more men jumped overboard before the interception early on Sunday. One, aged 43, was picked up by a sa ...

  4. Choppers sink Mai Po poachers

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Government Flying Services helicopters have been enlisted in the escalating battle against gangs of mainland intruders who have poached fish and crabs from the Mai Po nature reserve and paddled off from their captors on their home-made 'mud boards� ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government sets off another time bomb

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Government sets off another time bomb It's déjà vu, and so soon. A government plan to build border towns in the northeast New Territories is threatening to be a repeat of the national education debacle. If the government is not careful, it will have another policy disaster on its hands. As with the curriculum row, the plan involves a heavy ...

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    Shenzhen needs to be better neighbour

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Shenzhen needs to be better neighbour Shenzhen authorities probably think they are doing Hong Kong a favour by allowing 4.1 million of its non-permanent residents to visit our city on multiple-entry permits. But their shock announcement last week came as a complete surprise. Effectively, it means almost every Shenzhen resident can now visit Hong Kong ...

  7. Lok Ma Chau rail link to charge same as Lo Wu

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam KCRC reveals fares for HK$10b line Fares on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line will be the same as on the East Rail Line to Lo Wu when the second cross-border rail link opens in July. ... should be the same as those to Lo Wu. The projected passenger numbers for the spur line are less than half those for Lo Wu, which carries 241,000 passengers a day. About 18 per cent of Lo Wu ...

  8. News - China - SHENZHEN

    Shenzhen residents annoyed by bright lights at Hong Kong border crossing

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 05:30pm by Ernest Kao

    ... also complained to both Shenzhen and Hong Kong police about a “dazzling light problem”. The community is close to the Lo Wu Control Point. According to the report, some residents said they would appeal to the Hong Kong government if the problem was not fixed. A spokesman for the Immigration Department said they had not heard any complaints about lighting in public areas of Lo Wu ...

  9. Coxswain missing after speedboat collides with jetfoil

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Hong Kong and mainland authorities are searching for a coxswain who was thrown into the sea from a speedboat in a collision with a Macau-bound jetfoil off Lantau yesterday. The man's mainland-registered speedboat collided with the TurboJet jetfoil in mainland waters about 1.85 kilometres west of Fan Lau on Lantau at around 1.30pm. The man, ...

  10. Rock lobster row confirms HK as Asia smuggling hub

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Hong Kong has been accused by a myriad western governments of being a centre of smuggling for drugs, prostitutes, weapons and classified technology over the years. It's not for nothing we are called Asia's world city. Now we can add a new item to the list: Australian rock lobsters (pictured below). Shenzhen customs have apparently banned the import ...




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