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  1. Bad dogs good for border patrol

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... at various border control points, primarily at land border crossings between Hong Kong and the mainland.' The Customs and Excise Department uses dogs at checkpoints, but only to detect ... and other animals on the border with the mainland under a government contract awarded to Australian dog-training firm Hanrob. The Quarantine Detector Dog Programme, run by the Agriculture, Fisheries ...

  2. Man charged with murder

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

    ... and was arrested at the Lowu border checkpoint when he returned to Hong Kong at about 4.45pm on Wednesday this week. Police said the man was charged with murder last night and will appear in Tsuen Wan ...

  3. A hostage to fate on the mainland

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo I watched with fascination on Tuesday when ATV evening news showed footage of a mock joint counter-terrorist operation between Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen police. The scenario had five terrorists armed with explosives and chemical weapons cornered by mainland special forces near the Sha Tau Kok-Shenzhen border checkpoint following a tip-off by Hong Kong police. ...

  4. Smarter than the average pooch, Border Collies' IQ sees them come top of the class

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Border Collie, the Poodle is a natural retriever in waters. Coren says the Poodle's unique haircut was originally intended to keep vital organs warm after swimming, while reducing water ... Of the herding breeds, Coren says, three are in the top 10: Border Collies, German Shepherds and Australian Cattle dogs. 'The expectation of retrievers would be high and they are quite intellectual, ...

  5. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... border checkpoint, arresting the driver and seizing 32,916 untaxed bottles. More were seized and the couple arrested in raids on a Yip Wong Road warehouse and a Sam Shing Estate shop in Tuen Mun. ...

  6. letters

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a harmonious society. We need to help people even though we don't know them. We can learn a lot from our compatriots across the border. Chan Wing-fat, STFA Tam Pak Yu College United effort helps ... into groups and had to investigate a homicide case. We had to go through 10 checkpoints and get the information to solve the mystery. We worked together and passed the test easily. Through this event, ...

  7. Cyclist driven to conquer all China's borders

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Meng Linggong spoke to Ivan Zhai Meng Linggong, 38, spent eight years cycling the unbeaten paths of the Chinese border. Between 1992 and 2000 he cycled more than 50,000 kilometres, visiting frontier inspection stations hard for ordinary travellers to reach. What gave you the dream of cycling the Chinese border? I think it has to do with my childhood experiences, which played ...

  8. Take the pain out of crossing borders with pets

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Some things in life just aren't fun. Moving with all your worldly possessions to a new country is one of them. And, if you own a furry feline, doting dog, chirping canary or a lovable lizard, chances are you won't leave your beloved companion behind. While you may see your pet as another member of the family, immigration officials at the border ...

  9. Man admits dealing in stolen Rolex watches

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... A man found with eight Rolex watches, worth HK$500,000, stolen from a department store in Japan pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday to a count of handling stolen goods. Lee Kui-man, 44, was intercepted at the Lo Wu checkpoint on January 12 when he tried to leave Hong Kong. The Rolex watches were found in two pairs of baby shoes and a plastic bag. Investigations ...

  10. Some demands bordering on the bizarre

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Some may say pre-nuptial agreements are against the spirit of marriage. But they are gaining popularity in many parts of the world. Smile, a British internet bank, found that of their 100,000 customers with joint accounts, nearly half also had s ...




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