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  1. Removing automatic right of abode would deter tsunami of cross-border births

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The present Hong Kong administration has a knack of oversimplifying complex issues and complicating issues that can be easily resolved. One case in point is our immigration policies. Every country has the right to safeguard its own borders, either for soc ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Alarm at cross-border drug abuse

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong is worried about cross-border drug abuse by young people, including those who used illegal drugs on the mainland and trafficked them into the city. In the first nine months of last year, 13.3 per cent of young drug abusers took drugs on the mainland, and the number of young cross-border traffickers was up 80 per cent. ...

  4. Unity needed on cross-border divorce

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For all the efforts by authorities to bring cross-border systems more in line, outstanding gaps remain when they come to marriage and divorce between Hong Kong and mainland people. ... exacerbate these already trying situations. As integration between Hong Kong and the mainland deepens, it is inevitable that cross-border unions will continue to rise. There is clearly a need ...

  5. Growing trend of cross-border marriages leaves more HK women on the shelf

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The number of cross-border marriages fell last year, but more Hong Kong women are staying single. Government statistics show a drop of 24.3 per cent in marriages between Hong ... in the 25 to 29 age range. But a decade later there was a shortfall of 12,900. 'This may be explained by the growing trend of cross-border marriages over the years,' Mr Tsang said. He ...

  6. Cross-border families 'neglected'

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Social support is lagging for Hong Kong's cross-border families, which have become increasingly prevalent but are prone to strained ties, a survey has found. In June, ... related to cross-border families are no longer minority issues. Four out of 10 new marriages are cross-border unions,' she said. Last year, marriages between Hongkongers and mainlanders ...

  7. Survey explores cross-border living

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The Hong Kong Planning Department and the Shenzhen Municipal Statistics Bureau will conduct the first survey of Hongkongers living in Shenzhen. The bureau will carry out research into 4,000 Hong Kong households across the border between tomorr ...

  8. Cross-border marriages blamed for violence

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee But welfare chief's claim is disputed by academic who says it is just part of the problem Cross-border marriages have been blamed by the welfare chief as a key cause ... cross-border couples were separated and lacked communication while the wives awaited permits to live in Hong Kong, exposing the families to violence when the women arrived. 'The wives are faced ...

  9. When love crosses borders

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... Jean Nicol Mainland brides are not exactly flooding over the border to marry Hong Kong men. This newspaper reported recently that about 150 of them arrive each year. In the opposite direction, according to anecdotal evidence, the trend is older successful ...

  10. Smoothing the path for cross-border brides

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A forum to bring mainlanders' hopes of marrying Hong Kong men closer to reality is being planned by the Women's Commission. However, a social worker said yesterday the plan was short-sighted as the would-be husbands needed counselling ...




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