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  1. 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 ...

  2. Cross-border oil fouls beaches

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Marine officials are blaming cross-border oil spills for an unusual increase in contamination of beaches and coastal areas last year. They say ... illegally supplying fuel to vessels in areas not designated by the Marine Department. 'The barges are said to be covertly operating at flexible locations near the border, making it difficult ...

  3. Green border

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The wetlands around the border-crossing station being built in Lok Ma Chau will be enhanced as part of the KCRC's environmental mitigation programme. The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation says the work will be completed when the border project opens in 2006. Parts of the 37-hectare wetland had been affected by construction of the 7.4km spur line, stretching from Sheung Shui ...

  4. Border headache

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Officials expect 6.08 million journeys across the border during the 'golden week' holiday beginning today, a 14 per cent increase on last year. What should the authorities do to cope with the growing flood? Write to us ...

  5. HK to join cross-border tsunami warning drill

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and May Chan A 40-minute cross-border drill to test the effectiveness of the tsunami alarm system will be staged on Wednesday- based on the scenario of huge waves striking the coast of southern China. The drill, which does not involve actual evacuation of residents, is said to be the first conducted in China, according to the Southern Metropolitan Daily. Zhejiang, ...

  6. Oil spill highlights lack of cross-border teamwork

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... authorities, on the other hand, claim they have not received such an offer. This ineffective response does little to inspire confidence in the system for cross-border co-operation. In the meantime, ... threat posed by oil spills in the busy seas near the mouth of the Pearl River. It also suggests that plans for a cross-border response need to be reviewed. Mainland officials have described ...

  7. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam As a leader of a group representing hundreds of cross-border drivers, Yang Kun knows first hand that there is a demand for a quick and affordable border-crossing system for cars. ... time around the long school holidays, we see a big increase in the hiring of private vans with a cross-border licence,' said Yang, deputy general manager of Shenzhen-based B & B Motor. ...

  8. News - China

    Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Inner Mongolia

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 06:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... close to the border of Liaoning province, and the depth of the hypocentre was six kilometres, according to China Earthquake Network Centre. The quake jolted the northern province a little past ...

  9. Airing grievances

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A plan to build an oil refinery in Nansha, 80km northwest of Hong Kong, has sparked new fears for air quality. What can the city do about environmentally damaging development across the border? Write to us ...

  10. Critics at the wheel

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei More mainland vehicles will soon be roaming the streets of Hong Kong as city and Guangdong officials work out the details of a quota programme for cross-border cars. ... month or year. The idea of a mainland-car influx has caused critics to worry about road safety and air pollution. They say safety is an issue because cross-border drivers will have to drive ...




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