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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Pay trends point to greener pastures across the border

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:49am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com The brisker pace of salary growth on the mainland will soon leave arguments about higher base levels in HK looking in need of work Pay trends point to greener pastures across the border Every year at this time, many people will begin to think about the same thing- how big a pay rise can I expect for the coming year? In recent years, salaries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1346720/pay-trends-point-greener-pastures-across-border
  2. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Plan to limit Shenzhen-Hong Kong border crossings

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Mainland authorities may restrict multi-trip permits for Shenzhen residents coming to Hong Kong in bid to curb parallel trading Plan to limit HK border crossings Mainland authorities may limit the number of times Shenzhen residents can cross the Hong Kong border in a day as part of efforts to clamp down on parallel trading. An anti-smuggling office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1113775/plan-limit-shenzhen-hong-kong-border-crossings
  3. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Protesters rally in Sheung Shui against cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND AMY NIP

    ... cross-border traders Fights broke out in Sheung Shui yesterday during an angry protest against cross-border parallel traders. The protest, initiated via Facebook last week, started at 2pm, with about 50 residents in the border town gathering near an exit of Sheung Shui MTR station. "Reclaim Sheung Shui! Protect our homes!" they chanted, echoing slogans written on the placards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1037962/protesters-rally-sheung-shui-against-cross-border-parallel-traders
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & Now: early maps attest to HK's 'fluid' borders

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... Jason Wordie Early maps of Hong Kong, however inaccurate, provide a picture of its historical evolution and ever-shifting borders. writes Jason Wordie Grid expectations Monsignor ... instances has this documentation been more thorough than in mapping. Recent controversies about perceived redefinitions of the northern border with the mainland are nothing new. Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1068724/then-now-early-maps-attest-hks-fluid-borders
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    50 parallel trading cases detected in HK-Shenzhen border crackdown

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... detected in the past week as a result of an enhanced crackdown by Hong Kong and Shenzhen customs authorities on illegal cross-border exports. Thousands of people make their living by buying everyday goods in Hong Kong and selling them across the border to avoid the mainland's hefty taxes. They have been accused of putting a strain on the local infrastructure and pushing up prices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1038593/50-parallel-trading-cases-detected-hk-shenzhen-border-crackdown
  6. Comment - Letters

    MTR has strengthened baggage limit enforcement on cross-border trains

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and normally leave when asked. For the border stations on the East Rail Line where more people tend to travel with luggage, a special by-laws inspection unit (BIU) was set up in 2009 to maintain smooth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1048946/mtr-has-strengthened-baggage-limit-enforcement-cross-border-trains
  7. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Cross-border traders row sparks online debate Protests by residents in North District to drive mainland parallel traders away have triggered heated debate on the internet. Cultural critic and academic Chin Wan urged support for a Sheung Shui group that last week staged several protests at the area's MTR station against the cross-border carriers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1040917/row-over-cross-border-parallel-traders-hong-kong-sparks-online-debate
  8. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Hong Kong government cracks down on cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Those who break HK immigration laws risk losing their entry permits, enforcement will be stepped up and Beijing is asked to take action Crackdown on cross-border ... to discuss the problem of thousands of traders who cross the border to buy goods in Hong Kong for resale. Earlier in the day, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he would seek help from Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1040221/hong-kong-government-cracks-down-cross-border-parallel-traders
  9. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Students from Shenzhen exploited to smuggle goods across border

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Kids are being offered cash rewards to carry phones and electronic goods across border Traders use Shenzhen pupils to smuggle Cross-boundary pupils are being pestered by grey-market traders into smuggling goods across the border, a social service group recently revealed. In one case, according to International Social Service (ISS), a bus nanny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1035190/students-shenzhen-exploited-smuggle-goods-across-border
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Schools near border in Hong Kong struggle to cope with surge in pupils

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong, Dennis Chong

    ... Kristie Wong and Dennis Chong Numbers surge with influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents Schools at border struggle to cope Schools in North District say they have been overwhelmed by the number of cross-border pupils, despite increasing their capacity to cope with an expected surge. Their ranks have been boosted by children reaching school age who were born in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1030275/schools-near-border-hong-kong-struggle-cope-surge-pupils

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