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  1. Shenzhen conference to discuss 'liberation' of cross-border ties

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... metropolis, a concept the Shenzhen government and think-tanks cheered late last year but provincial authorities have since run aground. 'We were urgently told by superiors last week to avoid ... be blurred if Hong Kong became a mainland city. 'I think the provincial authorities want to play down the impact of Hong Kong's 'one country, two systems' status as they develop ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Multi-entry permits help thousands of parallel traders cross into HK daily

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 03:05am by Clifford Lo, Amy Nip, Stuart Lau

    ... Clifford Lo, Amy Nip and Stuart Lau Many are Shenzhen residents carrying multi-entry permits, government sources say 3,000 parallel traders cross into HK daily More than 3,000 parallel traders are crossing the border every day and over half of them are Shenzhen residents with multi-entry visit permits, according to government sources. The figures were revealed by a mainland ...

  3. Profiteers cash in on cross-border vehicle licences

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guangdong authorities' attempt to end the illicit trade in cross-border licences has sharply increased the cost of driving a Hong Kong-registered vehicle on the mainland. Previously, ... a trade that is being phased out. By the middle of last year only 20,500 private cars, 950 coaches and 15,900 goods vehicles in Hong Kong held cross-border licences, whose holders include leisure ...

  4. Bridge traffic already running into problems

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of getting traffic onto it. Just five years before its scheduled opening, the most rudimentary of schemes, trialling of a cross-border permit at a single checkpoint, has seemingly stalled. The ad hoc ... But continuing gridlock in talks would mean that just 14,000 a day would turn onto the 73 billion yuan (HK$86.74 billion) structure. The number is so low because cross-border plates for vehicles ...

  5. Country life for the elderly

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of land that runs along the border with Shenzhen? Much of the area is no longer needed to maintain a secure border, and it would be a waste not to use it constructively and sensitively. For some ...

  6. Letters

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... vibrant. In the long run, I believe the authority should consider relaxing the requirements for buying HOS resale flats so that more people are eligible to join the secondary market. Lam Wai-leung, ... could look overseas to come up with the right solutions. For example, they could install some self-cleaning automatic toilets that are provided in countries in Europe which are popular ...

  7. Cross-border initiatives help narrow the gap

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies to do business in yuan are firmly in that spirit. Such deals chip away at the fortress mentality that was at one time so much a barrier to cross-border relations. They are a natural step ... settlement in yuan. Hong Kong is well suited to such a role. It has the country's and region's most sophisticated financial system. We have vast experience in working with foreign ...

  8. Direct cross-strait port links seen by year-end

    Posted Oct 01st 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... flags as well. A trial run direct link- which has been extended for more than a decade- operates between Fuzhou and Xiamen in Fujian and the Taiwanese ports of Kaohsiung, Keelung and Taichung. ...

  9. $2.19b contract awarded for cross-border link

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... A $2.19 billion contract has been awarded to a consortium to build the Hong Kong section of the Shenzhen Western Corridor, scheduled for completion by 2005. The new cross-border link ... linking Ngau Hom Shek in Hong Kong and Shekou in Shenzhen. The Hong Kong section will run for 3.2km, while the remaining 1.8km will be built by the Shenzhen government. Secretary ...

  10. First cross-border family-services centre to open

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... part-time workers from Hong Kong have been sent to the centre, which will be jointly run by International Social Service (ISS) and the Shenzhen Women's Federation, according to ISS chief ... Service, expressed concern over the trend of cross-border marriages that involved the separation of family members. 'Counselling and family services are intensive and the problems cannot ...




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