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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tired and late: bad start for cross-border pupils heading to Hong Kong schools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Tired and late: bad start for new cross-border pupils Cross-border pupils ventured beyond the New Territories to primary school for the first time yesterday- with many of the six-year-olds arriving late despite having left their homes about three hours beforehand. Thirty-one of the 45 cross-border pupils starting at Baptist Rainbow Primary ...

  2. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia ‘to adapt military doctrine’ as Nato plans to reinforce Ukraine border

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:00pm by AFP

    ... and its new European missile defence system. "I have no doubt that the question of the approach of Nato members' military infrastructure to our border, including by an expansion ... that of the occupants," Poroshenko said in reference to more than 1,000 Russian soldiers that Nato believes the Kremlin pushed across the Ukrainian border in recent days. The press offices of Ukraine's ...

  3. Police plan joint operation at border to ease holiday crowds

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... With the easing of mainland curbs on individual travel, HK expects a big influx Law enforcement agencies may set up a joint border command to ease congestion at busy checkpoints caused ... the crowd at cross-border checkpoints,' he said. 'If there is a need, we will try to divert some of the crowd from one control point to another.' He said the command centres would ...

  4. Father of baby born at border is jailed

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helen Yu hoishan.yu@scmp.com A baby was born while his mainland parents were being interrogated at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint, a court was told yesterday. But while the child ... mainland women turned away at border control checkpoints last year out of the 44,600 identified ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Logistics firms eye artificial island at HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Logistics firms eye artificial island A planned artificial island at the border crossing of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge should set aside land for logistics facilities, industry insiders have proposed. The idea was floated ahead of a government study to explore potential land uses of the 130-hectare island. On top of hosting checkpoint ...

  6. News - World - Ukraine crisis

    Russia is a 'threat to global democracy', Ukrainian president tells US Congress

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:32am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... He said about 50,000 Russian troops were massed on Ukraine's border. The Ukrainian government also said 4,000 Russian troops were massing on the border of Russian-annexed Crimea ... "I urge you not to let Ukraine stand alone. It is very simple: democracies must support each other." Poroshenko said Russia's next step would be crossing the border into Europe. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DRUGS

    Unemployed decorator smuggled HK$1m of Ice to pay for heart surgery: customs

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 05:05pm by Clifford Lo

    ... border checkpoint at about 9pm on Tuesday as he returned from the mainland. Officers seized 2kg of methamphetamine, also known as Ice, from the man’s backpack. He was arrested on suspicion ... officers also nabbed a 47-year-old man in Mong Kok where they believe he was waiting to collect the drugs. The man arrested at the border lost his job about a year ago because of a heart condition, ...

  8. HK$3m of illicit cigarettes seized at border

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Customs has seized HK$3 million worth of illicit cigarettes at the Man Kam To border checkpoint, where an inbound truck was stopped on Saturday. Its declared cargo was plastic products, but the officers found 117 boxes containing 1.4 million cigarettes, which would have been subject to HK$1.7 million in duty. The 55-year-old driver, a Hong Kong man, was arrested ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SPECIAL NEEDS

    Blind residents can now use audio-equipped border exit

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Self-service e-Channel at Lok Ma Chau Spur Line now has an audio facility for those who need it New border exit makes itself heard Visually impaired Hongkongers will now be able to use a self-service departure clearance system- or e-Channel- when travelling to Shenzhen via the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line checkpoint. One e-Channel has become the first ...

  10. News - China - IMMIGRATION

    Shenzhen shoppers ready to accept limits on visits to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:22am by He Huifeng

    ... near the border, particularly along the railway line in North District, as well as in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long, have complained that parallel-goods trading depletes supplies, pushes up prices ... crowded at the checkpoint and in trains," Liu said. The two biggest incentives are that products in Hong Kong are cheaper but higher in quality. Liu said the saving they made on shopping ...




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