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  1. 6 million cross-border trips likely in Labour Day holiday

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Immigration officials expect 6.08 million cross-border journeys - a 14 per cent increase from last year - during the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday - and have promised new measures to cope. The estimate follows an extension of the mainland's individual travellers scheme to six more cities - Nanchang, Guiyang, Changsha, Nanning , Haikou and Kunming . The hot spot ...

  2. HKMA, Malaysian central bank streamline cross-border payments

    Posted Nov 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 6.52pm: The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Bank Negara Malaysia on Monday announced new cross-border bank payment arrangements. The two banks have launched a cross-border payment-versus-payment (PvP) link between Hong Kong?s US dollar real time gross settlement (RTGS) system and Malaysia?s ringgit RTGS system. The PvP link refers to a foreign exchange ...

  3. Hong Kong to save $105m with new cross-border water deal

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong will save about $105 million in the next three years and stop dumping huge amounts of unwanted water under a revised supply agreement signed with Guangdong yesterday. The deal gives the city access to a virtually unlimited water s ...

  4. Cross-border express plan for West Rail

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Martin Wong

    ... Denise Tsang and Martin Wong The KCRC has been asked to proceed with in-depth planning for an express rail link between Hong Kong and Guangzhou using its West Rail line rather than a dedicated new line. The move was hailed last night as a step to consolid ...

  5. Cross-border competition offers fresh opportunity

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Lawrence Fok, HK exchange executive The launch of mainland's state share reforms will allow companies to raise more money from the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, and make it easier for foreign investors to buy stocks on the mainland. Rath ...

  6. Customs step up cross-border checks of poultry

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.57pm: Hong Kong's customs officials said on Monday they had stepped up surveillance at the border with China to stop people smuggling birds and poultry into the territory. The announcement came about a week after a chicken, ...

  7. Cross-border programme boosts opportunity

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... are working hard not to only ensure that the next generation of planners receives quality education, but also to broaden business opportunities. One example of this is the cross-border education ... Given China's rapid economic growth coupled with the emergence of a large, affluent consumer group, cross-border planners can look forward to new business opportunities. And as the central ...

  8. II dies after being dragged under cross-border bus

    Posted Oct 05th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A suspected mainland illegal immigrant who apparently hid under a cross-border bus to sneak into Hong Kong died yesterday after he was dragged for about 100 metres under ... T-shirt, black trousers and sandals. Assistant border district commander Superintendent Yu Chi-hung said it was rare for illegal immigrants to sneak into the city by hiding under cross-border buses ...

  9. Cross-border air quality study released

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The first cross-border study of air quality in the Pearl River Delta has been released, showing that the mainland's top ceramics producer, Foshan city, is the region's worst polluting area. Compiled by Hong Kong and Guangdong environmental officials, the report contains detailed pollution data for the six months to June and was hailed as a major step ...

  10. HK to join cross-border tsunami warning drill

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and May Chan A 40-minute cross-border drill to test the effectiveness of the tsunami alarm system will be staged on Wednesday- based on the scenario of huge waves striking the coast of southern China. The drill, which does not involve actual evacuation of residents, is said to be the first conducted in China, according to the Southern Metropolitan Daily. Zhejiang, ...




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