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  1. News - World - NATO

    Nato increases military presence along eastern border amid Russian threat

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:14am by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said on Wednesday. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Nato’s air policing ... estimates Russia has amassed some 40,000 troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could invade if it wished. Fogh Rasmussen again urged Russia to pull those troops back. The Nato chief did not mention ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Cross-border stock trading scheme is not a through train but a milk train

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:36am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... financial services minister has warned market players not to expect the quota under the proposed cross-border stock trading scheme to be increased after it is filled, despite complaints that the cap ... I have ever ridden. On a real through train from Shanghai, you would get on at the Shanghai station, having already passed Hong Kong border checks there, and then zip straight through to the Hung ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    The mystery of border enclave Luk Keng's 'special administrative region'

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A village 'SAR' of sorts by the border In the border enclave of Luk Keng, the area outside the Fat Kee grocery store in Kai Kuk Shue Ha village is a "special administrative" region of sorts. It lies within a country park but is also part of the village area- known officially as the "village environs". ...

  4. News - World - ANALYSIS: UKRAINE

    Massed army in Ukraine border part of Vladimir Putin's Plan B, analysts say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by MCT

    ... of Putin's Plan B' Russian President Vladimir Putin has massed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's eastern border- a reminder of his vow to protect ethnic Russians ... "neutrality"- meaning it would never seek to join Nato. The Russian foreign minister also insisted the troop presence on Ukraine's border was for exercises and Moscow had "absolutely ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 05:13am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Big cuts to cost of border crossing ruled out Development officials have trimmed the cost of a new border crossing point by just 1.2 per cent, effectively ... of the Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border control point. The Legislative Council's Finance Committee originally approved HK$16.25 billion for the checkpoint in 2012. But the government late last year asked ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea, US launch largest-ever air drill amid border tensions with the North

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:31am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... border tensions South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest-ever joint air drill on Friday at a time of elevated military tensions with North Korea. The so-called “Max Thunder” ... traded artillery fire across the tense Yellow Sea border on March 31, after the North dropped around 100 shells across the maritime boundary during a live-fire drill. The exchange followed ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - EXHIBITION

    Samson Young's Liquid Borders project aims to preserve natural sounds

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung I wanted to see everything: The Liquid Borders Project 2012-2014 Crossed lines Samson Young Kar-fai's latest project is prompted by the government's 2012 decision to gradually reduce the closed area near the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border by opening it to public access. Since then the sound artist has visited the formerly restricted zone eight times in an attempt ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia tries to reassure West over build up of troops on Ukrainian border

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow says troops near Ukraine’s border pose no threat, accuses Washington of fuelling tensions Russia on Wednesday dismissed as “groundless” concerns in Kiev and the West over the presence of its troops near the border with Ukraine, saying they posed no threat, and accused Washington of fuelling tension in the region. Washington has accused Russia ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Alert over preschool fee rises at border after kindergarten loses lease

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Johnny Tam

    ... preschool fee rises at border Kindergartens in the city's border districts are facing concerns that keen competition to set up shop catering to mainland pupils may drive up tuition fees after ... see prospects of more pupils crossing the border for education. "In the end, those who suffer are the parents- they'll have to dig deeper into their pockets for tuition," Chan ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:11pm by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang

    ... Ada Lee and Emily Tsang Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9 A 65-year-old man who crossed into the city from the mainland has been confirmed to have the potentially fatal H7N9 bird flu virus- taking the number of cases in Hong Kong to eight, all of them contracted across the border. It comes just hours after Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said that an H7N9 ...




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