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  1. Comment - Letters

    We can learn from Singapore's tight controls on border trade

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Registration system for traders could ease chaos at border There is currently a great deal of discussion in Hong Kong about cross-border [parallel] traders. I am a Singaporean presently ... individuals and tourists who need to cross the border. This distinction is important, as any trading activity in a country has to be registered and subject to taxes where applicable. It is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1048061/we-can-learn-singapores-tight-controls-border-trade
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Opportunities in parallel trade

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Opportunities in parallel trade A backlash against Hong Kong's restrictions on infant milk formula is, unsurprisingly, escalating as more mainlanders have been fined ... for overreacting to the cross-border parallel trading that has long existed. Some went further, to question whether the restriction is constitutional and in line with international trading rules. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1188719/opportunities-parallel-trade
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Making fools of ourselves with 'Jackie Chan law'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... These are parallel exporters, not parallel importers, and the reason we don't like them is that they make a nuisance of themselves at the border, not that they engage in unofficial trade. Parallel ... Jake van der Kamp With parallel imports legislation we effectively are using our taxes to allow foreign copyright holders to charge more than we should pay Making fools of ourselves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1051831/making-fools-ourselves-jackie-chan-law
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Strong enforcement needed on parallel imports

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tourists. The incident not only underlines the need for stronger enforcement against parallel trading, it also speaks volumes about the deepening anti-mainland sentiments within society- a worrying ... abuse. The tension could have been avoided had law enforcement done a better job in cracking down on parallel trading. According to a government source, more than 3,000 traders are believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1039333/strong-enforcement-needed-parallel-imports
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong, city of trade, must not crack down on infant formula traders

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW WORK

    ... Andrew Work Andrew Work says by trying to stop parallel traders making an honest living, Hong Kong is trampling on the work ethic that makes it great Nasty business Hong Kong became a great city after millions of mainland refugees came here to trade. Entrepreneurship brought goods to billions of people. First, goods made here and, later, goods made in mainland China; Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1144693/hong-kong-city-trade-must-not-crack-down-infant-formula
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to fix the problems of a porous border

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Problems of a porous border When travel convenience is abused by visitors for tax-free trading, when the country's import tax revenue is compromised, and when household ... the number of times Shenzhen residents can cross the border in a day as part of the efforts to crack down on parallel imports. Hong Kong immigration officials have also pledged to turn away ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1128103/time-fix-problems-porous-border
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Over-the-top crackdown on parallel traders is beneath Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Mike Rowse says problems could be solved without targeting mainlanders Over-the-top crackdown on parallel traders is beneath us Am I the only person in Hong Kong who feels uncomfortable about the recent crackdown on parallel-goods traders? What is it about their activities that we as a community apparently find so offensive? As I understand it, they are buying goods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1050930/over-top-crackdown-parallel-traders-beneath-hong-kong
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs new formula for milk formula

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... SCMP Editorial New formula for milk formula Last week, the city's health chief was forced to apologise to 12 mainlanders who had been wrongly prosecuted under a new law restricting the parallel trade in infant milk formula. What they carried out of the city was actually rice-based baby cereal, which officials confirm is not their target. The prosecution blunder has further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1202192/hong-kong-needs-new-formula-milk-formula
  9. Business - China Business - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Worrying economic parallels between China and India

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Worrying economic parallels between China and India China and India are very different countries with very different economies. But visiting his opposite number in New Delhi this week, Chinese premier Li Keqiang may well have been struck by some disquieting parallels. After years of rapid expansion, each country is now seeing a steep decline in its rate of economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1242265/worrying-economic-parallels-between-china-and-india
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A slap at our core Hong Kong values

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... therefore, when such antipathy for one of our core values raises its head at home. In this case the target was South China Morning Post photographer May Tse, while she was photographing parallel ... carrying out her photographic assignment in an open public space where there was no issue of privacy. It was probably a case of overreaction from the parallel traders, but the fact that the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1167546/slap-our-core-hong-kong-values

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