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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Angry scenes erupt during protest against cross-border traders

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 04:11pm by Amy Nip and Joyce Ng

    ... Amy Nip Angry scenes erupted at Sheung Shui on Saturday afternoon after dozens of people launched a protest against cross-border traders. The protest, initiated by netizens on Facebook ... them. Some protesters said they recognised parallel traders among the crowds. But no trading activities were seen at the MTR station. Cross-border, or parallel traders, are most active in Sheung ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Shenzhen woman in cross-border raid jailed for 2 months

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 11:34am by Stuart Lau and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Stuart Lau and Lai Ying-kit A mainland trader arrested during a high-profile crackdown in Sheung Shui last week was sentenced to two months in jail on Monday morning. Shenzhen resident Zhang Zhuoyan, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of breaching the conditions of her stay in Hong Kong by working as a trader. She was arrested on Wednesday in a joint operation by Immigration ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Protesters rally in Sheung Shui against cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND AMY NIP

    ... cross-border traders Fights broke out in Sheung Shui yesterday during an angry protest against cross-border parallel traders. The protest, initiated via Facebook last week, started at 2pm, with about ... they were waving. They said the numbers of parallel traders buying goods in the neighbourhood and travelling through the station had been creating a nuisance for years. Parallel traders buy goods ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-BORDER ISSUES

    Sheung Shui protests scare off cross-border goods traders

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 06:50pm by Stuart Lau

    ... another wave of discrimination against people from the mainland. The protests erupted from years of cross-border traders enjoying free rein; now thousands of them carry boxes and baggage across ... warehouse building, which they claimed was the supplier of goods bought and sold by the traders. Slogans against mainlanders could be heard amid the shouting. One teenage protester, who lives ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Cross-border traders row sparks online debate Protests by residents in North District to drive mainland parallel traders away have triggered heated debate on the internet. Cultural critic and academic Chin Wan urged support for a Sheung Shui group that last week staged several protests at the area's MTR station against the cross-border carriers. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    70 parallel traders arrested in latest cross-border crackdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Clifford Lo

    ... Stuart Lau and Clifford Lo 70 parallel traders arrested in latest crackdown More than 70 mainlanders have been arrested this week in the latest government crackdown on cross-border ... to two-month jail terms, Choi said. Meanwhile, customs officers arrested a Hong Kong driver, 50, in a cross-border bus at the Western Corridor checkpoint on Thursday. They seized 35 iPhone 5s and 40 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Hong Kong government cracks down on cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Those who break HK immigration laws risk losing their entry permits, enforcement will be stepped up and Beijing is asked to take action Crackdown on cross-border parallel traders Parallel traders from the mainland risk having their entry permits cancelled if they breach Hong Kong's laws, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday. Lam ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Sheung Shui prices soar as mainland traders buy in bulk

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong, Amy Nip

    ... Kristie Wong and Amy Nip Cross-border flood of traders into Sheung Shui inflates cost of shop items by up to 20 per cent Prices soar in bulk-buying frenzy The average price of everyday ... of traders who buy goods in bulk in Hong Kong to dodge high taxes on the mainland. It's also a popular with mainland residents with multi-entry permits who stock up on goods for personal use ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    50 parallel trading cases detected in HK-Shenzhen border crackdown

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... detected in the past week as a result of an enhanced crackdown by Hong Kong and Shenzhen customs authorities on illegal cross-border exports. Thousands of people make their living by buying ... in the New Territories. Since border customs officers stepped up co-operation on September 7, Hong Kong authorities have referred 150 suspected parallel traders to their mainland counterparts, ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 3, 2012

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ...   How to reduce chaos caused by traders As the father of two police officers, I find it disconcerting when police are given a job to do without the means to do it effectively. When the traders ... officers. They were able to keep people moving and would not allow traders to stop on the bridge to repack their goods. Unfortunately it is a complete waste of police resources, and eventually ...




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