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  1. More help for retirees over border eyed

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Dennis Chong The government is exploring the possibility of allowing local social organisations and medical institutions to operate in Nansha, a district of Guangzhou, to strengthen health services for Hong Kong retirees in the mainland. The ...

  2. Myanmese refugees flood across border

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has landed in a delicate diplomatic dilemma after tens of thousands of Myanmese refugees flocked across the Chinese border to seek shelter from escalating clashes between Myanmar's military and the Kachin Independence Army. Mi Bingxing, a pastor in Yingjiang county, Yunnan, on the Myanmese border, told the South China Morning ...

  3. Removing automatic right of abode would deter tsunami of cross-border births

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... country has the right to safeguard its own borders, either for socio-political reasons or because of economic considerations. The issue of mainland mothers giving birth here has figured ... was a permanent resident) were not given automatic consideration of right of abode, would mainlanders still flock to the city to give birth? I suspect that over time the numbers coming over the border ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Drop in Hongkongers working over border

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The number of Hong Kong residents working on the mainland has dropped by 28 per cent over the past six years, according to the Census and Statistics Department. A report released yesterday said there were 175,100 of them last ye ...

  6. Cross-border drugs racket smashed

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers believe they have smashed a cross-border drug trafficking syndicate with the arrest of 12 people and seizure of HK$5.7 million worth of illegal drugs in a five-month operation. They also confiscated three cars that were used as mobile storage centres. The haul, seized in nine raids since November, included 48.6kg of ketamine and a small amount ...

  7. Disabled 'cross all borders' in art exhibition

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... received the gold award in the section for those aged over 18 at the 'Cross All Borders' exhibition, which showcases art by children and adults with disabilities at the Central Library ...

  8. Pro-Cantonese rally to hop the border into HK

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai, Verna Yu

    ... Ivan Zhai in Guangzhou and Verna Yu Mainland protesters determined to defend the Cantonese dialect plan to shift their campaign from tightly controlled Guangzhou to freewheeling Hong Kong on Sunday, where they will join local activists in a rally in Wan C ...

  9. 74pc increase in drug seizures at border checkpoints

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Seizures of illegal drugs at land border checkpoints have risen 74 per cent this year, with 88 drug traffickers arrested, customs said yesterday. Additional officers have been used in a clampdown on trafficking, and the number of sniffer dogs increased from 34 to 45. Plain-clothes officers are disguising themselves as travellers and mingling with visitors at border ...

  10. Eight women arrested at border town

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Eight female illegal immigrants who tried to enter the city through an underground passageway were arrested at the border at Sha Tau Kok yesterday, Xinhua reported. The women are not Chinese but their nationalities were not known. They were following a snakehead gang member when they were caught by Guangdong border-defence officials at 2am yesterday. ...




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