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  1. Man crosses checkpoint using dad's identity card

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chau border checkpoint into Shenzhen using his elderly father's identity card. A legislator called the incident 'a major security issue', while the immigration staff union ... The 33-year-old man was passing through the checkpoint at about 1am on Thursday. He was cleared by an immigration officer but soon discovered he had used his father's ID. He went back to inform ...

  2. One killed, 11 injured in border crash

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... into a lamp post near the border checkpoint at about 4.15pm, said Chief Inspector Chan Sai-leung, of the New Territories North traffic accident investigation team. No one was injured on the bus, which ... was the most serious since the corridor and the checkpoint were opened on July 1, 2007 by President Hu Jintao to mark the tenth anniversary of the handover. The border checkpoint was the first at which ...

  3. Border guards turn away activist priest at Lo Wu

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the row over China's ordination of bishops. Mella said he was stopped while trying to enter the mainland through Lo Wu checkpoint on July 19. He was on his way to Henan province with a visa ... enter at the moment. Later three men appeared and said my visa had been cancelled.' The border staff said they had no information when Mella asked what had happened. He was escorted back ...

  4. Long National Day queues expected

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are expected to pass through the Lo Wu border checkpoint, the Immigration Department said. The busiest day will be the Chung Yeung Festival on October 5, when about 198,000 people are expected to leave Hong Kong as 180,000 arrive in the city. Lok Ma Chau and the Shenzhen Bay border checkpoint will each see more than 90,000 visitors. Up to 400 tour groups could arrive in the city every day ...

  5. Self-service system for mainlanders at borders

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Immigration chiefs will allow hundreds of thousands of frequent mainland travellers to cross the border into Hong Kong using self-service e-channels, a system originally designed to shorten waiting times and ease the pressure on border officials. However, there are fears it may be abused. One lawmaker fears city hospitals could suffer because ...

  6. Hong Kong must curb bad tour guides or we risk losing mainland visitors

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of cross-border visitors. The associated problems could in the long term ruin our reputation as a tourist paradise. The efficiency of the immigration checkpoints is far from satisfactory. About 2.09 million passengers are expected to pass through the Lo Wu border checkpoint during the National Day 'golden week' which started on Saturday. They are expected to queue for at least four ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Immigration Department. Yesterday was the busiest day, with Lo Wu the most crowded border checkpoint. The Immigration Department estimates that 6.43 million travellers will pass through Hong Kong's border checkpoints by land, sea and air during the Lunar New Year holiday, representing a jump of 11 per cent from last year. Workers' groups march for poor Two workers' groups ...

  8. City clearly out in front after season's first check-point

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Pulford The first staging post in the English Premier League has been reached, with almost every team having played half of their rivals. Happiest of all will be Manchester City, Newcastle and the three promoted sides. City have set a searing pace at ...

  9. Airport checkpoint of the future puts end to groping

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Aviation industry insiders got a glimpse of the future yesterday - an airport security checkpoint that boasts no stopping, stripping or unpacking and 'certainly no groping'. The checkpoint is a tunnel that will contain biometrics, passenger data, shoe scanning and explosive and metal detection technology. The International Air Transport Association expects to have detailed ...

  10. Streaming home to mourn

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... They swarmed the customs checkpoint at the border in Dandong, even before it opened yesterday morning. Almost all were carrying a bouquet or basket of chrysanthemums. Most shops in the city, which ... the border into China. But a day after the announcement of the death of the 'Dear Leader', the throng was going the other way- as North Koreans in China rushed home to mourn the passing ...




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