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  1. News - China - SHENZHEN

    Shenzhen residents annoyed by bright lights at Hong Kong border crossing

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 05:30pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter Scores of Shenzhen households have been complaining about very intense light coming from the Hong Kong side of the Shenzhen River for weeks, a report published in the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily said on Thursday. High-intensity lights, which were added last month to bolster security along a stretch of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border, have reportedly been ...


    Mobile app designed to help travellers avoid crowds at border checkpoints

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:37pm

    ... Kong Immigration app gives approximate waiting times for the city’s six control points bordering the mainland: Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, Lok Ma Chau, Man Kam To, Sha Tau Kok and Shenzhen ... minutes and a traffic light code signals waiting times. It has two profiles to give different estimates for residents and visitors because visitors usually spent longer times in border checks. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's stop aiming at Leung and let him do his job

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by NK LAU

    ... Lau Nai-keung Lau Nai-keung says a border 'tsunami' is one of many tough issues It's time to stop taking shots at Leung; let him do his job On Sunday around noon when I returned to Hong Kong from Shenzhen via the Huanggang-Lok Ma Chau checkpoint, I was stunned once I stepped out of the building. The compound outside was so full of Hong Kong-bound tourists. After ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen border village balances on the edge of change

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... villager Timothy Yiu Chung, 40, doubts whether the seventh border crossing should be built at all. "I'm willing to give something for Hong Kong's future, but is the checkpoint ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Tensions are rising as residents of a remote farming community near the Shenzhen River prepare to move to make way for development Border village ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Barcode readers help pupils get through border checkpoints quicker

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.Chan@scmp.com Schoolchildren will be able to pass through checkpoints quicker with new technology designed to simplify clearance procedures Barcode boost for border pupils Kindergarten and primary school pupils who live in Shenzhen but attend Hong Kong schools will be able to cross the border quicker, thanks to new technology at the checkpoints. Handheld ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen villagers' delay bid could hit border project deadline

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:42am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... recess. Watch: Villagers ousted to make way for new border crossing The two problems have led to doubts that the HK$24.5 billion checkpoint will open as scheduled in 2018. It is the latest ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Chuk Yuen residents ask for more time to relocate for multibillion-dollar development Bid to delay village move may hit checkpoint deadline ...

  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Kiev accuses Russia of ‘invasion’ as aid trucks cross border into Ukraine

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:42pm by AFP

    ... at the scene near the border checkpoint between Russia’s town of Donetsk and Ukraine’s village of Izvaryne saw the first 10 white lorries pass the border guards and drive up to a customs checkpoint ... Agence France-Presse in Izvaryne, Ukraine Moscow calls week-long delays in allowing the vehicles across the border an ‘outrage’ as it orders the convoy into rebel-held territory Ukraine ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Attack on Egyptian border post near Libya kills 21 soldiers

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Attack on border post kills 21 troops Egypt's military said militants firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) attacked a border guards' checkpoint, killing 21 soldiers. Saturday's attack in a desert area 630km west of Cairo left four soldiers wounded, the military said in a statement, blaming "terrorists". ...

  9. Holidaymakers' exodus keeps checkpoints busy

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Tens of thousands of holidaymakers swamped the airport and border checkpoints yesterday to take advantage of the five-day holiday. The early dash on the first day of the Ching Ming Festival and Easter holiday saw a steady stream of people during the day passing through the 10 checkpoints. Immigration officers manning the desks handled the exodus smoothly. Lo Wu ...

  10. 74pc increase in drug seizures at border checkpoints

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Seizures of illegal drugs at land border checkpoints have risen 74 per cent this year, with 88 drug traffickers arrested, customs said yesterday. Additional officers have been ... officers have seized 19.3kg of illegal drugs - including 10.6kg of ice, 5.3kg of cannabis, 2.9kg of ketamine and 300g of heroin - with a street value of HK$9 million at land border checkpoints ...




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