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  1. HK to test milk for melamine at border

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Paggie Leung

    ... Dennis Chong and Paggie Leung Fresh milk imported from the mainland will be checked at the border for melamine from today, the Hong Kong government has announced. The news came ... six months. Authorities announced yesterday that fresh milk imported into Hong Kong would be inspected at checkpoints from today. The products cannot be sold until they are certified clear ...

  2. Bird-flu chickens sent back to mainland

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 2,000 chickens were returned to the mainland yesterday after the birds were found carrying the H5 bird-flu virus. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said the chickens were imported from the mainland on Thursday through the Man Kam To border checkpoint, destined for the livestock wholesale market in Cheung Sha Wan. Department inspectors took blood ...

  3. Golden week expected to lack its usual lustre

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the Immigration Department, and other consumer, tourism and service groups for 'golden week'. An additional 209 immigration officers will be deployed to speed up processing visitors at border checkpoints; a joint command centre with major law enforcement agencies will be activated to monitor crowd control and cross-border buses and ferry services will be increased. Commenting ...

  4. Checks on imported food to be tightened

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... control office near the Man Kam To border checkpoint. The watchdog said it had inspected 23 per cent of the vehicles entering the city carrying vegetables from January to November. But it had only ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to simplify clearance procedures for transit goods- cargo arriving by air and transported to the mainland via the Lok Ma Chau border crossing. Commissioner Richard Yuen Ming-fai said an accreditation ... by the end of next year, which would allow vehicles to file the information online 30 minutes before they reach the checkpoints. Funding for R&D projects The Hong Kong and Guangdong governments ...

  6. Painkillers could be taken off shelves under proposal

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has also been called for between the Department of Health and Customs, with plans including a team of pharmacists being on duty at border checkpoints to assist customs officers in identifying ...

  7. Toxic soil pollutes free-trade zone site

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Border area is contaminated with dumped mud from Shenzhen river The site put forward for the proposed border free-trade zone is contaminated with thousands of tonnes ... light from the Hong Kong and Shenzhen governments. The 100-hectare site, east of the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint and adjacent to Shenzhen's Futian district, was part of Shenzhen before 1997. ...

  8. HK cashes in on trust of mainlanders

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai and Celine Sun Gu Jie, like thousands of other mainlanders, is a seasoned cross-border shopper. Every two or three months, Gu gets up at six o'clock on a Saturday morning, ... the next time they come. Also, they can't get baby milk formula or dried seafood in those top-grade malls.' To attract more big spenders from across the border, Elements, a large mall ...

  9. Donald Tsang totting up the potential costs of border-zone development

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The development of a 100-hectare border zone between Shenzhen and Hong Kong has to be financially viable to meet construction costs estimated at $2 billion, the chief secretary said yesterday. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said after a meeting with Shenzhen Mayor Li Hongzhong that both sides recognised the potential of the site near Lok Ma Chau. But he noted there were ...

  10. Visa-free trade expo foreseen at the border

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Permanent showcase would give inland provinces publicity and access to funds A 99-hectare plot at the Shenzhen border will become a permanent 'trade expo', ... he said. Mr Fung said the border-zone plan was still at a conceptual stage and subject to more studies to flesh out details. He added that the plan has been 'informally discussed' ...




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