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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism boss James Tien in warning over Shenzhen entry permit influx

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Olga Wong

    ... warned many of the new visitors could take jobs illegally or become cross-border traders. His appeal surprised fellow members of the tourism body, one of whom linked the remarks to Tien's ... certificates, in the border boomtown- many of them poor migrant workers- would lead to an influx of visitors who are not "conventional tourists". The new visitors would have less purchasing ...

  2. Cross-border neighbours deserve a warm welcome

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung As a member of the Basic Law Committee, I can only stay silent on the judicial reviews sought by Filipino domestic helpers on the right of abode issue and on whether another interpretation of Hong Kong's mini-constitution may be necessa ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Anti-red' sentiment takes centre stage in Legco election for first time

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by TOMY CHEUNG

    ... with the mainland to policies such as a quota scheme on cross-border private cars … Hongkongers feel mainland culture is threatening to erode Hong Kong's core values," Sung said. After a month ...

  4. News - China


    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... projects in Rason on the North's east coast, and in Hwanggumpyong, an area on the border between the two countries that was yet to be developed. Reuters Almost 87 billion yuan misused, says ...

  5. Stifling protest invites trouble

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 14-month terms in a labour camp sends the worst possible message to upholders of basic rights and freedoms on both sides of the border. Song Ningsheng, 44, and Zeng Jiuzi, 53, were among hundreds ...

  6. Issues with mainlanders 'inevitable', official says

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of tourists had contributed to inflated prices and 'disruption of livelihoods' of people living close to the border. Leung was apparently referring to incidents such as runs on baby formula and other products in high demand across the border. Leung said Beijing had made the correct decision not to expand the individual visitor scheme during the past five years. Meanwhile, Dr Ko ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the report 'Delays at border hit car scheme' (June 30), it is mentioned that the ad hoc quota system for Hong Kong cars going to Guangdong is rather messy due to all the paperwork ... with these double plates functioning as a cross-border taxi. To my knowledge, they are not licensed for this and therefore most likely their passengers are not insured. It is about time we abolish ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the freedom of speech. But that freedom does not extend beyond the border and has made no significant impact on the mainland. While it was a British colony that core value- the separation of power ...

  9. Upright ways

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been disappointing because of not only his lack of vision, but also his alleged acts of greed which bordered on corruption. We thought we had a chief who should excel because he knows ...

  10. Legal intent

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... safeguards exist to protect the rights of offenders returned to the mainland, including the right to life. Although talks have dragged on since 1999, your standing, on both sides of the border, can ...




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