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  1. New checkpoint bringing down barriers at border

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The co-location of Hong Kong and mainland checkpoints is an arrangement whose significance goes beyond the processing of cross-border traffic. It is an example of how 'one country, ... immigration and customs clearance twice. But as the two checkpoints will be located just about 80 metres apart, travellers will not need to use any transport between them. That will be a great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570990
  2. Shenzhen calls for a new border crossing

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Another checkpoint raised in mayor's 'constructive' talks with chief secretary Shenzhen wants to open a new border checkpoint with Hong Kong ... had publicly urged the Hong Kong government to consider its proposal of opening a border checkpoint at Liantang. During the annual meeting of the Guangdong People's Congress on Wednesday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537763/shenzhen-calls-new-border-crossing
  3. Checkpoint IT firm sued HK$38m for broken deal

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The Singaporean subcontractor that partly supplied Hong Kong's e-channel border crossing technology is being sued for more than HK$38 million after its alleged failure ... Technologies a 10-year, HK$595 million contract to install, operate and maintain automated passenger and vehicle clearance systems at immigration checkpoints. Stratech was subcontracted by ATAL in May ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559182/checkpoint-it-firm-sued-hk38m-broken-deal
  4. Relief as hi-tech border gates open in Zhuhai

    Posted Jan 14th 2006, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Zhuhai The increasingly overcrowded border between Zhuhai and Macau gained some relief yesterday when 24 automated clearance gates were opened at Zhuhai's Gongbei checkpoint. The new e-channels, similar to those at Hong Kong's Lowu checkpoint, will be able to handle up to 100,000 Hong Kong and Macau permanent residents a day. With fingerprint-scanning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532788
  5. Anger over loophole at border terminus

    Posted Jan 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Arrivals could miss immigration checks Legislators yesterday voiced anger over a reported security loophole in a new checkpoint building under construction at Lok Ma Chau, ... as the second rail link for passengers crossing between Hong Kong and the mainland. To speed border clearance, the terminus will also house immigration and customs facilities for outgoing and incoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534195
  6. Drop border post at Shenzhen: academic

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... every year. Meanwhile, Mr Liu said the shared border checkpoint at the Western Corridor linking Deep Bay in the northwest New Territories with Shekou was expected to be complete by the end ... Chinese University vice-chancellor Lawrence Lau Juen-yee said his proposal would require immigration checkpoints to be placed only between Shenzhen and the rest of Guangdong. Hong Kong residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551704/drop-border-post-shenzhen-academic
  7. E-channels ease Easter rush for border officials

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the Lowu checkpoint during the peak hours between 4.30pm and 7.30pm today, with about 19,000 travellers an hour entering Hong Kong from the mainland. Lok Ma Chau also faced busy cross-border ... Martin Wong About half the 500,000 travellers who left for the Easter holiday had returned to Hong Kong by last night, with Lowu the busiest checkpoint. The Immigration Department said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/545100/e-channels-ease-easter-rush-border-officials
  8. Customs seize silver plate worth $2.1m at border

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.33pm: Customs officers on Thursday seized $2.1 million worth of silver plate from an outgoing container tractor at a border checkpoint, a spokesman said on Friday. Officers discovered 42 pieces of unmanifested silver plate from the tractor at 9.40pm on Thursday at the Lok Ma Chau Control Point. Silver plate is a thin layer of silver deposited onto ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557318/customs-seize-silver-plate-worth-21m-border
  9. Border staff on alert for IT glitch

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Immigration officers were on standby last night in case of disruption to automated vehicle checkpoints at the border, after an equipment supplier locked in a legal dispute ... company that is the main contractor for the $595 million e-channel project to speed passenger and vehicle flow across the border. ATAL said it had replaced Stratech's technology with its own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554998/border-staff-alert-it-glitch
  10. Step up flu checks at border, say lawmakers

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... immigration control points,' the centre said. Temperature checks at border checkpoints were continuing and were '100 per cent effective' in detecting suspected flu patients. Temperature checks resumed at the various border checkpoints in November as part of increased surveillance measures to prevent bird flu being brought into the city following confirmation of the first human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538970/step-flu-checks-border-say-lawmakers

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