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  1. Travellers fret over links to new checkpoint

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Fox Yi Hu

    ... Advisory Committee it expects 70 per cent of the spur line's patronage to come from Lo Wu. The line, a 7.4km extension that branches off from Sheung Shui on East Rail, is expected to divert ... Fox Yi Hu in Shenzhen and Anita Lam Commuters uneasy ahead of Lok Ma Chau spur line opening The first train on the Lok Ma Chau spur line is scheduled to leave East Tsim Sha Tsui station ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604016/travellers-fret-over-links-new-checkpoint
  2. Lawmaker urges action on new checkpoint

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... links up the new border point, the Tolo Harbour Highway and new towns such as Sheung Shui and Fanling will be needed to alleviate the cross-border traffic flow,' he said. 'The traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580880/lawmaker-urges-action-new-checkpoint
  3. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-BORDER ISSUES

    Leung to urge Beijing to help stem tide of parallel traders

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 01:45pm by Amy Nip

    ... detail of how parallel trading is conducted in the city, and the government will enforce the law vigorously, he added. Leung made the comment after hundreds of Sheung Shui residents at the weekend protested against parallel traders outside the district’s MTR station. They criticised the traders for blocking roads, posing safety threats to passers-by and inflating the prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1039768/leung-urge-beijing-help-stem-tide-parallel-traders
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Multi-entry permits help thousands of parallel traders cross into HK daily

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 03:05am by Clifford Lo, Amy Nip, Stuart Lau

    ... and littering. Hundreds of people protested at Sheung Shui MTR  station over the weekend, resulting in ugly scenes and scuffles with parallel traders. "At least 3,000 to 4,000 parallel traders ... while a total of 28.1 million mainland tourists visited the city last year. Following Saturday's confrontations, there seemed to be far fewer traders at Sheung Shui station, prompting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1038800/multi-entry-permits-help-thousands-parallel-traders-cross-hk-daily
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to fix the problems of a porous border

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... coming to stock up on goods for resale across the border without paying customs duty. The long queues of travellers with cartloads of goods at Sheung Shui train station every day shows how ... Shui station. The authorities should step up enforcement. It is encouraging to hear that the issue has been put on the cross-border agenda. In a sign of closer co-operation, officials from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1128103/time-fix-problems-porous-border
  6. Comment - Letters

    Influx of mainland traders to have bad effect on New Territories economy

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... First, the huge influx of mainland tourists will raise shop rents in the New Territories. For example, many mainlanders flock to the pharmacies and supermarkets in Sheung Shui to buy medicine and infant formula. They are willing to buy in bulk and spend a lot, and as a consequence prices in some stores in Sheung Shui have already gone up. With this further relaxation of entry rules, I do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1031133/influx-mainland-traders-have-bad-effect-new-territories-economy
  7. KCRC unsure of new line's draw

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Lo Wu. Selwyn Lai Sau-heem, general manager of East Rail operations for the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, said yesterday the 7.4km extension that branches off from Sheung Shui station ... about overcrowding at Sheung Shui station as the platform had been widened. Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, Commissioner for Transport Alan Wong Chi-kwong, KCRC chairman Michael Tien ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604270/kcrc-unsure-new-lines-draw
  8. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Plan to limit Shenzhen-Hong Kong border crossings

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the Sheung Shui MTR station had risen. Another councillor, Law Sai-yan, said a limit of two trips a day by Shenzhen residents would be acceptable. Apart from parallel traders, there could ... to crackdowns by Hong Kong enforcers. North District Council chairman So Sai-chi said restrictions on trips would cut the number of traders in Sheung Shui. "There are no laws to ban parallel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1113775/plan-limit-shenzhen-hong-kong-border-crossings
  9. Passengers sparse on spur line's first two days

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... staff to help passengers,' he said. But East Rail general manager of operations Selwyn Lai Sau-heem said there were 60 extra staff at Lok Ma Chau and Sheung Shui stations to assist ... at the Sheung Shui station before the train branched off to Lok Ma Chau. 'We can't broadcast the reminder non-stop or people would think it a nuisance,' the spokeswoman said. KCRC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604535/passengers-sparse-spur-lines-first-two-days
  10. 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

    ... contraband cigarettes and counterfeit products to earn extra money," the source said. While trading activity has died down in recent days due to public protests at the Sheung Shui MTR station ... at Sheung Shui station passed goods through the ticket gates. One person entered the station seven times, offloading three boxes each time. The traders are not breaching Hong Kong's Import ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1038593/50-parallel-trading-cases-detected-hk-shenzhen-border-crackdown

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