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  1. Smart ID cards get thumbs-up as a faster way for 2m to cross border

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee More than two million holders of smart identity cards are expected to enjoy faster immigration clearance by Christmas when an automated system is installed at border checkpoints. The 30,000 truck drivers who cross the border daily are also expected to benefit from an automated vehicle-clearance system to be introduced before the end of the year. Assistant Director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451415/smart-id-cards-get-thumbs-faster-way-2m-cross-border
  2. MTR's border train fares seen by many as unreasonably high

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Most residents find the fares for MTR train services to the border unreasonable, a survey has found. The train was the most popular mode of transport for Hongkongers crossing the border, the Chinese University survey showed. Some 51.4 per cent of respondents said the fares were 'unreasonable' and 8.8 per cent said they were 'very unreasonable'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681591/mtrs-border-train-fares-seen-many-unreasonably-high
  3. New iPads seized by customs

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Twenty-eight Apple iPads on a mainland-bound truck were among smuggled goods worth HK$1.7 million customs officers seized this week. The officers stopped the truck at Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint on Tuesday. Its driver, 43, was arrested, and has been released on bail. The other seized products included computers, digital cameras and mobile phone motherboards. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712167/new-ipads-seized-customs
  4. China Mobile to launch cross-border 4G service

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Roaming charges are expected to fall after China Mobile Hong Kong launches a cross-border data sharing service next week, which will make it cheaper to access services locked behind Beijing's internet firewall. China Mobile, the second operator to offer 4G services after CSL, will intensify competition among next generation mobile-phone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998732/china-mobile-launch-cross-border-4g-service
  5. Truck drivers fear big fines for mistakes with digital border crossing

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Cross-border truck drivers are worried they will face heavy fines if they make mistakes using a mandatory electronic system for customs clearance ... they drive up to the customs window at the border crossings. Drivers who do not make declarations in advance will have to wait 30 minutes before crossing. If they have nothing to declare, drivers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981019/truck-drivers-fear-big-fines-mistakes-digital-border-crossing
  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific eyes hi-tech 'self-boarding' gates in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Technology allows passengers onto plane without a manual document check by ground staff, with face-detection cameras at checkpoints Cathay Pacific eyes ... by ground staff. Face-detection cameras at the checkpoints will recognise the passenger using biometric technology, freeing up airline staff. We are looking at the project along with the Airport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1233286/cathay-pacific-mulls-self-boarding-gates-hong-kong-airport
  7. MTR to refund HK$21,000 after fare glitch

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The MTR Corporation apologised to passengers who were not extended a HK$3 discount due to a software discrepancy in a ticket machine at Futian checkpoint from Friday to Sunday. It said it would compensate the affected passengers, involving about 7,000 transactions, at customer service centres at any MTR station. An MTR spokesman said about 100 complaints had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966094/mtr-refund-hk21000-after-fare-glitch
  8. HK$178m system set to simplify border crossings for cargo drivers

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Cargo truck drivers are about to be offered border-crossing convenience similar to the e-channel making passage easier for travellers since 2004. The HK$178 million system ... senior staff officer Jim Kwok Kai-chiu said the system would speed up border crossings. 'Drivers can cross the border immediately instead of going through all the procedures that last half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719189/hk178m-system-set-simplify-border-crossings-cargo-drivers
  9. Cross-border study of hi-tech expertise

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Fifty technology buffs visited research centres in Shenzhen to get a closer look at the mainland's latest developments in top-notch technologies. The secondary school students spent three days last week at technology institutes, research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708220/cross-border-study-hi-tech-expertise
  10. Immigration data leak latest in privacy gaffes

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... visitors. A source from the Immigration Department said the officer had joined the department in March and worked at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint 'The officer took home some old, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636951/immigration-data-leak-latest-privacy-gaffes

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