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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022664/barcode-readers-help-pupils-get-through-border-checkpoints-quicker
  2. New border checkpoint in the bag, just ask Shenzhen

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... border checkpoint which is expected to be completed in 2016.' SCMP, March 11 So they are to be preliminary studies only, are they? And only on the implications? Why then do we already have a completion date for this checkpoint? I think you recognise the wheeze. By the time these people get around to specifying how much concrete they want to pour, and you start wanting to ask a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629528/new-border-checkpoint-bag-just-ask-shenzhen
  3. Open new checkpoint to help cross-border pupils, say groups

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Educational organisations and parents' groups want officials to help solve the problems of children who have to cross the border from the mainland every day to attend schools in Hong Kong. The call came a week after a four-year-old child was found alone and crying at the Lo Wu checkpoint. Concern groups met education, security and transport officials yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608549/open-new-checkpoint-help-cross-border-pupils-say-groups
  4. 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
  5. Border boost

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen signs a visitors' book at the opening of new checkpoint facilities at the Lok Ma Chau/Huanggang border crossing. Measures being introduced to speed the flow of passengers and traffic across the border include the installation of more automated customs and immigration clearance channels and more checkpoints. Mr Tsang said passenger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486176/border-boost
  6. Shenzhen urges quick action on checkpoint

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Shenzhen is hoping an assessment on the best site for a fifth border checkpoint will move the city one step closer to easing traffic pressure in the downtown area. 'The ... the new Eastern Corridor to enter Hong Kong without passing through downtown Shenzhen.' Shenzhen has three checkpoints downtown- Huanggang, Lo Wu and Wen Jin Du- and a fourth is due to open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/580986/shenzhen-urges-quick-action-checkpoint
  7. 4 triads knifed in battle over new checkpoint

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... that lead to a planned border checkpoint, expected to open in 2018, that will connect Heung Yuen Wai in the New Territories with Liantang in Shenzhen. 'The turf war between the two factions ... clashes involved fist-fights and no knives were used. Another police source said: 'As there will be development projects along connecting roads to the new border crossing, triads will explore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683862/4-triads-knifed-battle-over-new-checkpoint
  8. New service cuts time at Lo Wu border crossing to eight seconds

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Four seconds might not seem much but it has been enough to attract 130,000 Hong Kong residents to a new service that cuts their time passing through immigration checkpoints ... Immigration Department assistant director Jacqueline Kwan Chan Suet-mui said about 20,000 travellers were now using the new express checkpoints every day, about 18 per cent of the total e-channel use. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673574/new-service-cuts-time-lo-wu-border-crossing-eight-seconds
  9. Tour bus access ruled out at new checkpoint

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Limits on expansion at Lo Wu crossing dictate decision, say transport officials There is no point allowing tour buses access to a new border checkpoint because passengers would ... the exit at the Lo Wu checkpoint. I don't see you opening our side of the border to transport operators other than the KCRC,' said New Territories East lawmaker Lau Kong-wah, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583516/tour-bus-access-ruled-out-new-checkpoint
  10. Checkpoint too small, say legislators

    Posted Mar 18th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... the border to the city's checkpoint. Five legislators from the pan-democratic camp, which had been barred from the mainland for many years, got a one-off home return permit each for the visit. ... Celine Sun The boarding area at the Hong Kong checkpoint of the Western Corridor is too small to meet demand, lawmakers said yesterday after visiting the site. More than 40 legislators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585552/checkpoint-too-small-say-legislators

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