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  1. Officers acted properly in missing girl case, immigration chief says

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... publicly about the case for the first time, Director of Immigration Lai Tung-kwok said it was impractical to question every child at border checkpoints. 'Thousands of schoolchildren cross ... the border keeps on rising.' The mother of autistic boy Yu Man-hon, who vanished seven years ago after crossing into the mainland, said security should be tightened at checkpoints and special ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by STAFF

    ... The national quarantine authorities have ordered higher vigilance at border checkpoints. But the relatively long latent period of the virus makes it extremely difficult to trace suspicious cases. Thus ... including President Sirleaf's announcement of an immediate US$5 million commitment, border closure, as well as the suspension of all academic activities across the country, it is also incumbent ...

  5. Shenzhen relents on checkpoint restrictions for buses

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Shenzhen authorities yesterday introduced a temporary measure allowing short-distance cross-border buses to pick up passengers at the Huanggang checkpoint after ... checkpoint's car park. Using the car park as a ticket sales point is still banned. However, Mr Chow said the operators still faced uncertainty as there were no long-term measures to rationalise ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Plan ahead for cross-border pupils: Democrats

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... 7,000, or 20 per cent, of those children to attend schools here. This would put greater pressure on the border checkpoints and schools in the North District, it said. Democrat lawmaker Helena ... This year, to cope with the rising number of cross-border pupils, a simplified clearance procedure was introduced at all checkpoints. Registered pupils pass through counters that are lower in height, ...

  9. Drivers protest over border-crossing closure

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... with no passengers to use the Man Kam To border crossing. It was closed on February 22 for 21/2 years due to renovation on the Shenzhen side. Clearance services for passengers on cross-boundary buses ... to the 400 motorists who lived near the checkpoint. They had had to use Sha Tau Kok checkpoint, the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint or Shenzhen Bay Port since the closure. The round-trip travel time ...

  10. Parents outraged after school bus leaves girl, 4, at Lo Wu checkpoint

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

    ... Audrey Parwani Parents with children at a Sheung Shui kindergarten are calling for measures to be taken by a school bus company after a four-year-old girl using its cross-border service ... by immigration officers who heard her cries and saw her alone at the Lo Wu checkpoint arrivals hall. The Sheung Shui Rhenish Church Kindergarten student was supposed to get off the bus, follow a woman ...




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