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  1. Beijing meets UN deadline for divisive seabed details

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok China has submitted information about its seabed baseline to the United Nations in a gesture to demonstrate its maritime sovereignty amidst increasing tensions over territorial disputes. The information was submitted to the UN's Commiss ...

  2. Border families' HK$200m payout

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hundreds of households living near the mainland border area may receive total compensation of more than HK$200 million over the construction of a new cross-border checkpoint- if lawmakers approve the payout. An estimated 344 households are covered under the Development Bureau's proposal to grant special ex-gratia allowances to villagers ...

  3. Cross-border cars will only worsen pollution

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with 570 vehicles per square kilometre. Our government proposes to allow a quota of 50 local private cars to travel across the border in the first phase. In return, as part of the second phase, ...

  4. Northern exposure

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... An ice-free Arctic will offer a promising, if contested, route for Asian traders, writes Michael Richardson A person in space looking down on the frigid region around the North Pole would view something never seen before at this time of year. Last Friday, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. HK$10b university hub planned for border loop

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Joyce Ng

    ... that contain villagers, hills and fish ponds- will see small-scale, commercial developments such as restaurants, shops and guest houses. Across the border, a similar-sized site in Shenzhen, including ...

  7. Shenzhen and HK citizens can benefit from green border zone

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 2,400-hectare border area is to be opened next year ('Development urged for green border zone', August 25). A think tank has suggested that the area could be used for a range ... from the One Country Two Systems Research Institute would make good use of this green space. I believe the original plan for the border area by the Planning Department is a better one. ...

  8. Development urged for green border zone

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Leave large parts of the former border security zone a verdant wildlife haven? What a waste. That's the message from a think tank which wants to concrete them over for anything from malls for cheap goods to exhibition venues to hospitals and university campuses. One-fourth of the 2,400-hectare border area to be opened up should be used to develop commerce ...

  9. Border opening set to provide more urn space

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A 100,000-niche columbarium, surrounded by a green belt and farmland, is likely to feature in a now-closed border area in Lo Wu that may be opened up at the end of next year ... years. Only 30 per cent of the land is used for villagers' graves. The border was closed in 1951 during the Korean war to bar illegal immigrants. The Planning Department said that just 400 ...

  10. Cross-border system agreed to tackle waste

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exported to the mainland. The two sides agreed on the way forward under a new cross-border pact on the environment signed yesterday. The pact also covered an agreement to be drawn up no later than ... treatment in Hong Kong. Waste from glass and tyres is now poorly collected and recycled in Hong Kong due to higher costs in the city, but exporting such waste across the border is banned ...




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