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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lawmaker urges action on new checkpoint

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Shenzhen officials are ready for fifth border crossing A fifth border crossing in the northeastern New Territories should be established as soon as possible given the rapidly growing links between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, a lawmaker said. An initial study of a new border point connecting Heung Yuen Wai with Liantang in Shenzhen is being carried out by authorities from ...

  4. Checkpoints brace for 'super golden week holiday'

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez An estimated 7.3 million people will enter and leave Hong Kong through all checkpoints during the National Day and Chung Yeung holidays- up 19 per cent on the same period last year. The Immigration Department is bracing for a 12-day travel peak period, beginning on Friday, and is assigning 250 extra officers and setting up a cross-border joint command centre ...

  5. Checkpoints braced for Christmas rush

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... special arrangements to cope with extra traffic at the border. The estimate for travel through the Lowu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints between Friday and January 4 is 13 per cent higher than last ... 157 staff. The police will strengthen their presence, deploying more than 1,000 officers at the border over the period. Among the millions of travellers using the checkpoints will be mainland ...

  6. Traffic over new bridge is scarce after checkpoint opens

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Traffic began rolling through the first 'one location, two inspections' checkpoint on schedule at 6pm, after President Hu Jintao opened the latest border crossing yesterday morning. But the new checkpoint, on the Shenzhen side of the 5.5km Western Corridor, which crosses Deep Bay, did not have a busy start. Few cars and trucks were seen crossing the bridge ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Checkpoint likely to close at 10pm

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The closing time of the new Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint is still undecided less than two months before it is due to open, but will probably initially be shut at 10pm- two ... continuing. 'They say they are trying to arrange the manpower,' Ms Chu told Legco's transport panel, adding the government hoped the new checkpoint could close at midnight. James Blake, ...

  9. Girl, 13, arrested at border with ketamine

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

    ... Ng Kang-chung A 13-year-old girl was arrested returning to the city at Lok Ma Chau checkpoint early yesterday with party drugs worth HK$1,800. Customs officers found 2 grams of ketamine concealed in a rolled yuan banknote in her purse. The teenager, who was travelling alone, also had 7 grams in her underwear and 11 Erimin-5 (nimetazepam, a tranquilliser) tablets in her boots. ...

  10. Man crosses checkpoint using dad's identity card

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chau border checkpoint into Shenzhen using his elderly father's identity card. A legislator called the incident 'a major security issue', while the immigration staff union ... The 33-year-old man was passing through the checkpoint at about 1am on Thursday. He was cleared by an immigration officer but soon discovered he had used his father's ID. He went back to inform ...




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