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  1. Minister attacked over cross-border pupils

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this September, about 1,400 of the 3,600 Primary One places in North District have been allocated to children not living in Hong Kong, up from about 1,000 last year. Another 210 cross-border pupils have ... to cross-border students next year would be capped at 13,000. Meanwhile, a private member's bill submitted by Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung to amend the Immigration Ordinance was formally rejected ...

  2. Cross-border links to be deepened

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Vice-Premier Li Keqiang and other top mainland officials will unveil measures for cross-border economic co-operation during their visit to Hong Kong starting today. Li, who is expected to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier in 2013, is expected to announce tomorrow at a forum on the nation's 12th five-year plan that Hong Kong's service ...

  3. Ease the border rules that are keeping families apart

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... increasingly crossing the border over the past few decades; people have been doing the same thing, and some unique social problems have resulted. A sad but little known consequence is the plight of single-parent cross-border families, of which there are somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000. Their position is the result of some unusual, and in some ways unclear, features of mainland regulations ...

  4. HK and Guangdong to sign cross-border pact in Beijing

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong is to sign a pact with Guangdong tomorrow in Beijing to boost cross-border co-operation in sectors including finance, environmental protection and infrastructure ... eager to be part of the fast-growing capitalist market across the border. While details of the pact were not made available, the statement yesterday said the agreement 'translates the macro ...

  5. New ministry section to handle border affairs

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok China has set up a new department under the Foreign Ministry to handle maritime and border affairs. The development comes at a sensitive time, with tensions over territorial ... and maritime border. It would also be responsible for mapping and for negotiating joint development projects with China's neighbours. 'The Foreign Ministry has decided to set up ...

  6. Cross-border truckers appeal for support

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Cross-border truck drivers have threatened to stage protests against the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments this month if nothing is done to help the trade, which has suffered a drop of up to 45 per cent in business since the financial crisis began. They say a third of cross-border logistics operators could go out of business if nothing is done, at the cost of about ...

  7. PBOC releases rules on cross-border yuan trades

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Maria Chan, Jane Cai in Beijing, Denise Tsang and Natalie Chiu The mainland's central bank released detailed rules yesterday on a pilot scheme to let companies settle cross-border ... Lau Chin-ho, a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said Hong Kong manufacturers across the border trading with Russia, eastern Europe and Southeast Asia countries would ...

  8. New border-dispute agency belies firm line

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson China recently established a special agency in its Foreign Ministry to handle land and sea border disputes with neighbouring countries. This is an overdue measure since ... within the claims rises. To be fair, China has since 1998 settled at least 11 border disputes with its neighbours, including Russia, Vietnam and Tajikistan. The most recent was the completion ...

  9. Border bar

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Top European businessmen in Hong Kong have sought talks over mainland visa restrictions. Do you agree with them that these problems could hamper the city's integration into the Pearl River Delta? Write to us. ...

  10. HK doctors hoping to set up shop over border fight red tape

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Despite a cross-border provision for Hong Kong doctors to launch practices on the mainland, medical professionals complain they are being caught up in red tape. Under the latest phase of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) announced in July, Hong Kong doctors qualified on the mainland are allowed to launch solo practices there. The accord also halved ...




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