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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Students’ trip to Beijing ‘unnecessary’, says Chief Secretary Carrie Lam

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 03:08pm by Amy Nip

    ... the student leaders were not sure if they would be allowed entry into the mainland, Lam refused to speculate, saying any cross-border trip would have to be in compliance with immigration policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1640597/students-trip-beijing-unnecessary-says-chief-secretary-carrie-lam
  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's third quarter GDP beats expectations; full-year target adjusted

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:01pm by Amy Nip

    ... that allows cross-border share trading from Monday. Economists recently downgraded their 2014 GDP forecasts due to slow retail sales- Citi Research by 0.3 percentage points, to 2.3 per cent year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639814/hong-kongs-gdp-grew-more-expected-third-quarter
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Cap on Shenzhen visitors 'won't have big impact'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... to traders who buy goods in Hong Kong for resale across the border. But he said the move could be an important first step in limiting visitor numbers. The stock market reacted calmly to the report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542005/cap-shenzhen-visitors-wont-have-big-impact
  4. More dogs at border to help sniff out drugs over Easter holiday

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Eleven extra sniffer dogs will be on duty at Easter as part of a crackdown on cross-border drug trafficking. The Customs and Excise Department made the announcement yesterday while revealing that it had detected fewer cases at land border control points in the first three months of the year than the same period of 2008. The head of customs' drug investigation bureau, John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676245/more-dogs-border-help-sniff-out-drugs-over-easter-holiday
  5. News - Hong Kong - SHOPPING

    Drop in retail sales biggest in five years as surge in number of mainland visitors slows

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:51pm by Amy Nip, Denise Tsang

    ... there were reports he was looking for a 20 per cent cut in cross-border travellers, 8angering retailers. The rising number of mainland visitors since the introduction of the individual traveller ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524898/drop-retail-sales-biggest-five-years-surge-number-mainland-visitors
  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Power of turtle jelly lies in its recipe: Hoi Tin Tong founder

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Nip

    ... campaign against Hoi Tin Tong. It was understood Choi wanted the chain to buy shares in his mainland company, Wai Yuen Tong, which sells turtle jelly across the border. The Hong Kong herbal chain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1312232/power-turtle-jelly-lies-its-recipe-hoi-tin-tong-founder
  7. News - Hong Kong - MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

    Mooncake mania proves to be a sweet treat for Hong Kong's lotus growers

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... at the beginning of this year," said communications manager Eliza Woo Siu-po. "Now we have to source more eggs from the mainland." The firm is continuing a legal battle across the border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1311761/mooncake-mania-proves-be-sweet-treat-hong-kongs-lotus-growers
  8. News - Hong Kong - FOCUS

    Can restricting exports on milk formula prove best for Hong Kong's babies?

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... buy large quantities of a product in Hong Kong to sell on the mainland, evading taxes and duties. Widespread cross-border trading led the government to bar outbound travellers from taking more ... a significant chunk of the cost of milk powder on the mainland, meaning traders can make big profits by carrying their wares across the border while claiming the product is for personal use. Great Wall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1246777/can-restricting-exports-milk-formula-prove-best-hong-kongs-babies
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Trade Development Council chief Jack So says body still plays a key role

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Amy Nip

    ... dismisses that suggestion and argues that cross-border activities bring about many benefits for locals. "Hong Kong companies benefit both at the front end in getting orders, designing products, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1280435/trade-development-council-chief-jack-so-says-body-still-plays-key
  10. Nurses demand reassurance

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... shouldn't be compared with Sars [severe acute respiratory syndrome]. Yet we should learn from the experience during Sars in preventing an outbreak,' Dr Lee said He said strict border controls were the most important measure at the preventive stage. If patients were identified at the border, it could lighten the burden on medical staff. Tight controls in homes for the elderly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678394/nurses-demand-reassurance

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