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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Urgent need for mutual cross-border certification recognition

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (ETO)- to adopt a comprehensive cross-border recognition scheme of foreign certification authorities (CAs) and the e-certs which they issue. Under the ETO, a digital ... are by their nature conducted on a cross-border basis, it should come as no surprise that Hong Kong's local CA recognition scheme has not been well received because of its limited practical application. ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Seven mainland women arrested trying to cross border at Deep Bay

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by CLIFFOD LO

    ... Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com Seven women arrested trying to enter HK or leave after living and working in city illegally Mainland women picked up trying to cross border Marine police arrested seven mainland women trying to cross the border illegally by sea at Deep Bay yesterday. Officers spotted a five-metre-long speedboat, which had no navigation lights, near the Hong ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    MTR has strengthened baggage limit enforcement on cross-border trains

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... MTR monitoring stations to enforce baggage limits We would like to thank your reader Candy Tam for her letter about people travelling with bulky items on the MTR ("MTR cannot keep letting people flout bulky luggage ban", September 24). The MTR C ...

  9. HK sets cap on cross-border pupils at 13,000

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... children born to mainland parents in Hong Kong from swarming schools, Stephen Lam Sui-lung said yesterday. The city now receives several thousand cross-border pupils, who pass through restricted ... to get special permits and tried to enter in other ways. Mable Chan, deputy secretary for education, said it was because of safety issues that the government discouraged cross-border schooling. ...

  10. Minister attacked over cross-border pupils

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this September, about 1,400 of the 3,600 Primary One places in North District have been allocated to children not living in Hong Kong, up from about 1,000 last year. Another 210 cross-border pupils have ... to cross-border students next year would be capped at 13,000. Meanwhile, a private member's bill submitted by Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung to amend the Immigration Ordinance was formally rejected ...




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