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  1. Holidaymakers' exodus keeps checkpoints busy

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Tens of thousands of holidaymakers swamped the airport and border checkpoints yesterday to take advantage of the five-day holiday. The early dash on the first day of the Ching Ming Festival and Easter holiday saw a steady stream of people during the day passing through the 10 checkpoints. Immigration officers manning the desks handled the exodus smoothly. Lo Wu ...

  2. Holidaymakers back home after Lunar break

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... crossed Hong Kong's land, sea and air borders- 453,537 inbound travellers and 259,105 outbound. Lowu was the busiest checkpoint, handling more than 218,000 inbound travellers and 102,000 ... at the checkpoint to cater for the travellers yesterday. Chief immigration officer Ho Ching-yee said they had been prepared for yesterday's rush as most people had to return home from holiday to resume ...

  3. New Great Wall of China is digital

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan China has completed an ambitious drive to install digital surveillance systems at all border checkpoints, on land and offshore, with the new Great Wall being seen as a key part ... installed and connected to dozens of control centres by fibre-optic cables. It said the final border post to have the system installed was in the Tibet border county of Medog. All border checkpoints ...

  4. China considering passing laws to protect maritime sovereignty

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei China is looking at proposals to pass laws to help resolve maritime sovereignty disputes with neighbouring countries, the country's top-legislating body said yesterday. At a press conference on the nation's legislative achievements in ...

  5. High stakes

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen and Jon M. Van Dyke Of the many signs of China's increasingly assertive foreign policy, none has troubled its neighbours- and the United States- more than its claim to some form of jurisdiction over much of the South China Sea. Yet th ...

  6. Adventure to Rock a delight for all ages

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... walk from its town centre. Despite the fact that Spain views Gibraltar as an insult to national integrity, the border checkpoint did not turn out to be very strict. It took five minutes to pass ... to the Moroccan immigration officers, took a good hour to be examined at the checkpoint. The first sight that greeted me after the border check was a desert, with rows of taxis. While many locals were ...

  7. Expand your vocabulary

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the outlet for its homegrown talent,' he said. From an article by Felix Chan, published in the SCMP on February 25, 2006 The Shenzhen authorities hope that by opening new land checkpoints outside the city centre, this can help improve the city's traffic problems. They are also concerned that the old Shatoujiao border checkpoints may not be able to handle the ever-increasing ...

  8. PLA live-fire drills warning to India on borders: experts

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman, Minnie Chan

    ... on the plateau for a long while, but now was a good time to show a large-scale result because Beijing had found India becoming more active along its borders with China. India has been quietly increasing the number of troops along its borders with southern Tibet from about 20,000 since August. Last month the Indian Air Force revealed it would soon build a new air base at Nyoma, in Kashmir's ...

  9. China protests to N Korea after 3 shot dead at border

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok China formally protested after North Korean border guards shot three Chinese citizens dead last week, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Another Chinese citizen was injured when the guards opened fire on the border between the city of Dandong, in Liaoning province, and North Korea, ministry spokesman Qin Gang said. Qin said the shooting took place early on Friday ...

  10. Engineers finish marking of sea borders

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... China National Radio Beijing had to strike a 'legal balance' between establishing a sea border that was in line with international law and 'maximising the protection of national ...




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