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  1. Cross-border traffic a hot issue for Choi Yuen voters

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... region. One of the constituencies most affected by the cross-border traffic through the Sheung Shui railway station is Choi Yuen, the site of a tight three-way race for the district councillor ... local parents earlier this year. Another issue at stake is the rising number of cross-border students who live in Shenzhen and attend Hong Kong schools. So said he would call for more schools ...

  2. HKEx mulls cross-border derivatives to boost trade

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said developing cross-border index and equity derivative products with mainland exchanges will attract mainland investors ... for latecomers to create a new platform. 'The first mover has a tremendous advantage in the commodity market. Traders form a cluster and stay put. Besides, limitations in the flow of yuan will also ...

  3. Profiteers cash in on cross-border vehicle licences

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guangdong authorities' attempt to end the illicit trade in cross-border licences has sharply increased the cost of driving a Hong Kong-registered vehicle on the mainland. Previously, ... a trade that is being phased out. By the middle of last year only 20,500 private cars, 950 coaches and 15,900 goods vehicles in Hong Kong held cross-border licences, whose holders include leisure ...

  4. Up to 100 cross-border students lack permits

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the students secured places at local schools only in July- after the June deadline for permits. At least 23 out of the 300 cross-border students attending Fung Kai No 1 Primary School, in Sheung Shui, ... children to travel alone, he says. Hong Kong police have already issued a record 2,600 permits to cross-border students this year. 'The Lo Wu Control Point has reached its maximum ...

  5. Letting legal knowledge cross borders

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The one country, two systems policy preserved the judicial system of Hong Kong as it was under colonial rule. As bonds between Hong Kong and the mainland have become tighter, integration and interaction between law professionals from the two jurisdictions ...

  6. Indifference, sad to say, crosses borders

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... First there was Yueyue, the two-year-old Foshan girl who died last Friday after being run over by two cars as passers-by ignored her plight. Now, a rape victim in Dongguan, who lay half-naked on a busy road with no one coming to her aid for two hours. Suc ...

  7. Cross-border links to be deepened

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Vice-Premier Li Keqiang and other top mainland officials will unveil measures for cross-border economic co-operation during their visit to Hong Kong starting today. Li, who is expected to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier in 2013, is expected to announce tomorrow at a forum on the nation's 12th five-year plan that Hong Kong's service ...

  8. Cross-border neighbours deserve a warm welcome

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung As a member of the Basic Law Committee, I can only stay silent on the judicial reviews sought by Filipino domestic helpers on the right of abode issue and on whether another interpretation of Hong Kong's mini-constitution may be necessa ...

  9. Cross-border oil fouls beaches

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Marine officials are blaming cross-border oil spills for an unusual increase in contamination of beaches and coastal areas last year. They say shipping activities, including ship-to-ship oil transfers and illegal discharge of bilge water, possibly outside Hong Kong waters, were at least partly responsible for the spills that have been ...

  10. Cross-border drugs racket smashed

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers believe they have smashed a cross-border drug trafficking syndicate with the arrest of 12 people and seizure of HK$5.7 million worth of illegal drugs in a five-month operation. They also confiscated three cars that were used as mobile storage centres. The haul, seized in nine raids since November, included 48.6kg of ketamine and a small amount ...




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