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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. 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". ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - ECONOMY

    Parallel traders shrug off 15-day border crackdown

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by He Huifeng

    ... border trade For years, the cross-border checkpoint between Sheung Shui and Shenzhen's Luohu has been chaotic as thousands of "parallel traders" pass back and forth laden ... and demand is high on the mainland for everything they can bring across the border. Watch: Illegal marketplace vendors sell goods openly in Shenzhen's Lo Wu Checkpoint According to Shenzhen ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Beijing official's 'sensitive' visit to border town raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... with people. He also visited the border checkpoint at Lo Wu and talked to customs officers on the Shenzhen side. Liaison office chiefs seldom visit local neighbourhoods. Zhang's trip came while ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Meet Zhang Xiaoming, the man of the people A visit by Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong to one of the city's border towns has drawn mixed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Ten arrested for breaching new milk formula restrictions

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 06:54pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Travellers caught at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints trying to carry more than two tins of milk formula into mainland Ten people were arrested on the border for breaching a new restriction on milk formula export that came into effect on Friday. The ten – eight Hong Kong and two mainland travellers – were caught at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints for separately ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RESEARCH

    Checkpoints' infrared fever screening 'not sensitive enough'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Checkpoints' fever screening 'not sensitive enough' Infrared temperature screening devices at border crossings should be replaced with other more ... not sensitive enough. "[Infrared thermography is] unsuitable as a routine screening tool for febrile conditions, especially at border crossings with huge numbers of passengers," researchers ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Two strikes and you're out for Shenzhen smugglers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 03:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to Hong Kong for a year. The move is the latest attempt by Guangdong authorities to crack down on rampant parallel trading across the border. In July, Shenzhen customs upgraded its checkpoints ... be a heavy blow to cross-border traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Guangdong authorites are planning to deny travel permits to Shenzhen residents found to have been involved in smuggling.  ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CAPACITY

    Border-point misery may become the norm

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 03:12am by Ada Lee and Stuart Lau

    ... Ada Lee and Stuart Lau In the second of a series of reports on Hong Kong's capacity, we ask: are our border checkpoints already close to being overloaded? Border-point misery may ... Kong receives the 100 million annual visitors by 2023 forecast last week by the government, then the checkpoint would be at 80 per cent of its capacity on an average day. The situation ...




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