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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Two strikes and you're out for Shenzhen smugglers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 03:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... be a heavy blow to cross-border traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Guangdong authorites are planning to deny travel permits to Shenzhen residents found to have been involved in smuggling.  ... are smugglers, the Guangdong paper said, citing local customs figures. Earlier this year, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok told the Post that 60 per cent of all parallel-goods traders ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Ten arrested for breaching new milk formula restrictions

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 06:54pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... customs commissioner Yu Koon-hing said. The new restriction came into force on Friday to curb cross-border trading of the baby food. Before creation of the new restriction, many Hong Kong mothers had complained of having difficulty buying milk formula for their babies. They blamed cross-border traders who regularly buy up large amounts of the formula in Hong Kong and transport ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Two-can limit on milk powder to stop cross-border traders

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... Emily Tsang and Amy Nip Cross-border market in baby formula leads to series of tough measures, with fines of up to HK$2 million and seven-year jail sentences Two-can limit to stop trade ... - struggling to find milk formula for their children - said traders may still stockpile powder and make multiple trips across the border to sell it in Shenzhen at higher prices. Announcing the plan ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border travellers hit by new restrictions

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 03:57pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Some cross-border travellers were turned away at the gates of MTR stations on Monday morning, when their luggage exceeded the new weight restriction. Station employees turned ... because her canvas bag was 5kg over the new limit, said she had not known about the rule change and it was an inconvenience. She told local TV that she was not a parallel trader, but a Hongkonger ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border traders rush to stockpile milk formula ahead of curbs

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 03:35pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Cross-border traders were rushing to store up on milk formula on Friday morning, in the final hours before the government’s expected launch of new measures to curb the trade. ... purchases by mainland tourists and parallel traders. Milk powder from Hong Kong is popular on the mainland, where people have become sceptical about local products following a spate of tainted-milk ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    Security chief faces heat over cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 11:11am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The security minister was grilled by lawmakers on Monday who criticised the government for not doing enough to curb cross-border parallel traders. Lai Tung-kwok, secretary for security, repeatedly dodged critical remarks in a security panel meeting in the Legislative Council as lawmakers expressed worries that the illegal trades have intensified ...

  10. 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 ...




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