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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Parallel traders shrug off 15-day border crackdown

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by He Huifeng

    ... border trade For years, the cross-border checkpoint between Sheung Shui and Shenzhen's Luohu has been chaotic as thousands of "parallel traders" pass back and forth laden ... and demand is high on the mainland for everything they can bring across the border. Watch: Illegal marketplace vendors sell goods openly in Shenzhen's Lo Wu Checkpoint According to Shenzhen ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Two strikes and you're out for Shenzhen smugglers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 03:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to Hong Kong for a year. The move is the latest attempt by Guangdong authorities to crack down on rampant parallel trading across the border. In July, Shenzhen customs upgraded its checkpoints ... be a heavy blow to cross-border traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Guangdong authorites are planning to deny travel permits to Shenzhen residents found to have been involved in smuggling.  ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    New system detects 150 potential smugglers at border daily

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... parallel-goods trading activities had decreased. He added that the system had expanded its operations to all five border checkpoints. The goods confiscated by the customs officials were mainly smartphone ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com 150 potential smugglers detected daily Up to 150 people cross the checkpoints between Hong Kong and Shenzhen more than twice each day, according to a new ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COMMERCE

    Milk traders able to skirt checks at border town

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, Johnny Tam

    ... on Friday. Law enforcement authorities find their hands are tied because of historical and legal reasons that tolerate no official border checkpoint on the street, part of which belongs to Shenzhen, ... Jolie Ho and Johnny Tam New baby formula restrictions impossible to enforce in crossover Sha Tau Kok street because it does not have customs checks Traders ableto skirt checksat border ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    70 parallel traders arrested in latest cross-border crackdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Clifford Lo

    ... to two-month jail terms, Choi said. Meanwhile, customs officers arrested a Hong Kong driver, 50, in a cross-border bus at the Western Corridor checkpoint on Thursday. They seized 35 iPhone 5s and 40 ... Stuart Lau and Clifford Lo 70 parallel traders arrested in latest crackdown More than 70 mainlanders have been arrested this week in the latest government crackdown on cross-border ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic groups propose arrival tax of up to HK$100 to curb mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... said he would not comment on it but stressed his bureau was taking steps to ease the traffic load at borders. Future plans included more checkpoints and promoting the use of automated passenger clearance. Watch: Can Hong Kong's border checkpoints handle more tourists? Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung said a charge would undermine Hong Kong's image. ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Slight respite from parallel traders in Hong Kong may not last

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... respite from parallel traders may not last For years, border checkpoints between Sheung Shui and Shenzhen have been a jammed, chaotic mess as thousands of parallel traders commute, with carts ... Kong and Shenzhen authorities. Those who live on the border and cross it were enjoying the calmer checkpoints and quicker trips last week. "I never felt so relaxed and refreshed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    10 held for exceeding two-tin milk limit

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com 10 held for exceeding two-tin milk limit A least 10 people have been arrested at the border checkpoints for breaching a new restriction on milk formula that came ... Line checkpoints. In one case, a Hong Kong woman stashed 15 cans of milk powder in a suitcase. And in another, a Hong Kong man was arrested for taking two cans of formula on his second ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Three fined for breaching new milk formula quota

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 05:01pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... allowed. Lin Youzhu, Chen Qinlong and Zhong Haiwen were arrested at Lowu border checkpoint last Friday for trying to carry three to six cans of milk formula back to the mainland. The three became ... being bought up by cross-border traders for resale on the mainland where the retail price is significantly higher. Lin, Chen and Zhong earlier pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to export ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL TRADING

    Parallel trading of baby milk formula still rampant despite Hong Kong restrictions

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Mainland operators are using travellers to beat two-tin restriction on infant milk formula Parallel trading at the border is still active despite the Hong Kong government's restrictions on exporting baby milk formula, with traders mobilising a large number of travellers to beat the two-tin limit. A check of the mainland side of the Lo Wu border checkpoint at the weekend ...




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