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  1. Border city draws mourners

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Dandong pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com To many outside North Korea, Kim Jong-il was a dictator who starved his people and ruled with an iron fist. To the hundreds of ethnic Chinese who flocked to pay their respects in the border city of Dandong, however, he was a great leader whose death on Monday has left them devastated. 'We grew up in North Korea and stayed ...

  2. One killed, 11 injured in border crash

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the Western Corridor cross-border route yesterday. The bus was heading to Huizhou in Guangdong with 22 passengers on board when the driver lost control. The coach mounted a footpath before smashing into a lamp post near the border checkpoint at about 4.15pm, said Chief Inspector Chan Sai-leung, of the New Territories North traffic accident investigation team. No one was injured on the bus, which ...

  3. Books without BORDERS

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... with other purchases such as Louis Vuitton handbags and Chanel perfume and smuggle them over the border. Besides readers buying books for personal use, Hong Kong bookshop owners say mainland ... for spot-checking at the border between Hong Kong and the mainland said there was no list of banned books he could refer to. 'It is all up to my experience. If I think the books are improper ...

  4. Self-service system for mainlanders at borders

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Immigration chiefs will allow hundreds of thousands of frequent mainland travellers to cross the border into Hong Kong using self-service e-channels, a system originally designed to shorten waiting times and ease the pressure on border officials. However, there are fears it may be abused. One lawmaker fears city hospitals could suffer because ...

  5. HKEx mulls cross-border derivatives to boost trade

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said developing cross-border index and equity derivative products with mainland exchanges will attract mainland investors and boost the city's market turnover, which lags those of Shenzhen and Shanghai. The Hong Kong market's daily average turnover makes up 60 to 70 per cent of total market capital, against ...

  6. Cross-border traffic a hot issue for Choi Yuen voters

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... region. One of the constituencies most affected by the cross-border traffic through the Sheung Shui railway station is Choi Yuen, the site of a tight three-way race for the district councillor ... local parents earlier this year. Another issue at stake is the rising number of cross-border students who live in Shenzhen and attend Hong Kong schools. So said he would call for more schools ...

  7. Truck drivers fear big fines for mistakes with digital border crossing

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Cross-border truck drivers are worried they will face heavy fines if they make mistakes using a mandatory electronic system for customs clearance ... they drive up to the customs window at the border crossings. Drivers who do not make declarations in advance will have to wait 30 minutes before crossing. If they have nothing to declare, drivers ...

  8. Letting legal knowledge cross borders

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The one country, two systems policy preserved the judicial system of Hong Kong as it was under colonial rule. As bonds between Hong Kong and the mainland have become tighter, integration and interaction between law professionals from the two jurisdictions ...

  9. Indifference, sad to say, crosses borders

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... First there was Yueyue, the two-year-old Foshan girl who died last Friday after being run over by two cars as passers-by ignored her plight. Now, a rape victim in Dongguan, who lay half-naked on a busy road with no one coming to her aid for two hours. Suc ...

  10. Disabled face barriers at all border crossings

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Access for the disabled at all border crossings between Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland is substandard, a survey found. Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong, ... The alliance concluded that all border crossings were unsatisfactory and called on the government to speed up improvements. The government has pledged that most public facilities will be free ...




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