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  1. Free flow of money but not for crime

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Apart from HSBC's link to Hong Kong, the embarrassing lapse of the bank's US operation in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels seems a long way from home. But it is the tip of the iceberg of drug-running and high finance that is far from re ...

  2. Rise in violent crime unlikely even in the face of ruin, says criminologist

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... people did not readily turn to crime, a criminologist said. Chu Yiu-kong, an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's department of sociology, said the economic crisis would probably not translate into an increase in crime. 'Common sense might suggest that the crime rate would go up during an economic crisis, but the reality is that we cannot see a direct ...

  3. Crime fears

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest official statistics show that crime in Hong Kong has increased by nearly 20 per cent in the first nine months of this year. Do you feel less safe? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Shenzhen losing fight against crime

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to crime.' After a series of shocking murder and kidnapping cases in the summer, the crime situation improved in the third and fourth quarters of last year, with the number of cases falling by 24 per cent. This was aided by the deployment of 500 members of the People's Armed Police to strengthen the local police force. Still, overall crime in Shenzhen soared last year, with total cases ...

  5. Guangdong takes aim at youth crime

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A juvenile is convicted in a Guangdong court every hour on average and the province is battling a rising number of crimes by minors, according to an agency overseeing the drafting of a new crime prevention law. 'There is nearly one child facing trial every hour. The situation is really pressing in the province,' Zhao Zhao, of the Communist Youth ...

  6. Crime rate jumps, but HK remains a safe city

    Posted Apr 30th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong remains one of the safest cities in the world, despite more crimes being recorded between January and March than during the same period a year ago, the security chief said yesterday. More than 19,200 crimes were recorded in the first quarter- a 4.8 per cent increase- according to figures released by the Fight Crime Committee. Secretary for Security Ambrose ...

  7. Guangdong plans controversial new anti-crime measures

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 1.55pm: Guangdong public security authorities plan to collect personal details of hotel guests under a new policy to help reduce crime, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Thursday. The guests will include visitors from Hong Kong as well as overseas. The new policy will come into effect in September. Public security authorities would install computer ...

  8. Influx of tourists 'will not lead to crime wave'

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong is worrying too much about the problems an increase in mainland tourists may bring, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday. Speaking on radio, Mr Lee said an influx in mainland tourists after travel measures are relaxed woul ...

  9. Petty crime on the rise in Macau

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Crime in Macau is rising this year but the city's security chief says the situation is under control. Macau reported 5,130 crimes in the first half of the year, up 10 per ... immigrants. But there had been a drop in violent crime. Mr Cheong said the increase in petty crime was the inevitable result of rising numbers of visitors from the mainland. 'Border checkpoints ...

  10. Police chief says regional co-operation helping to combat crime

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Crime and Security Tang Hau-sing said. Heads of crime investigation units from the three territories on Thursday held the 11th tripartite meeting at Police Headquarters in Wan Chai. Speaking after the meeting, Mr Tang said: 'The law enforcers of the three places discussed various topics on cross-boundary crimes including internet crimes, illegal gambling, cross-boundary vice ...




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