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  1. 6 million cross-border trips likely in Labour Day holiday

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Immigration officials expect 6.08 million cross-border journeys - a 14 per cent increase from last year - during the Labour Day 'golden week' holiday - and have promised new measures to cope. The estimate follows an extension of the mainland's individual travellers scheme to six more cities - Nanchang, Guiyang, Changsha, Nanning , Haikou and Kunming . The hot spot ...

  2. HKMA, Malaysian central bank streamline cross-border payments

    Posted Nov 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 6.52pm: The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Bank Negara Malaysia on Monday announced new cross-border bank payment arrangements. The two banks have launched a cross-border payment-versus-payment (PvP) link between Hong Kong?s US dollar real time gross settlement (RTGS) system and Malaysia?s ringgit RTGS system. The PvP link refers to a foreign exchange ...

  3. Cross-border programme boosts opportunity

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... are working hard not to only ensure that the next generation of planners receives quality education, but also to broaden business opportunities. One example of this is the cross-border education ... Given China's rapid economic growth coupled with the emergence of a large, affluent consumer group, cross-border planners can look forward to new business opportunities. And as the central ...

  4. II dies after being dragged under cross-border bus

    Posted Oct 05th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A suspected mainland illegal immigrant who apparently hid under a cross-border bus to sneak into Hong Kong died yesterday after he was dragged for about 100 metres under ... T-shirt, black trousers and sandals. Assistant border district commander Superintendent Yu Chi-hung said it was rare for illegal immigrants to sneak into the city by hiding under cross-border buses ...

  5. Cross-border air quality study released

    Posted Nov 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The first cross-border study of air quality in the Pearl River Delta has been released, showing that the mainland's top ceramics producer, Foshan city, is the region's worst polluting area. Compiled by Hong Kong and Guangdong environmental officials, the report contains detailed pollution data for the six months to June and was hailed as a major step ...

  6. HK to join cross-border tsunami warning drill

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and May Chan A 40-minute cross-border drill to test the effectiveness of the tsunami alarm system will be staged on Wednesday- based on the scenario of huge waves striking the coast of southern China. The drill, which does not involve actual evacuation of residents, is said to be the first conducted in China, according to the Southern Metropolitan Daily. Zhejiang, ...

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

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

    ... 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 ...

  8. Cross-border return of fugitives must be resolved

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... jurisdictional disputes over whether Hong Kong people suspected to have perpetrated crimes of a cross-border nature should be tried here or on the mainland. Now that it has reached repatriation deals ...

  9. Cross-border accord on court rulings raises fears about bias

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Fears were raised yesterday that an impending agreement on cross-border court rulings might hurt Hong Kong businessmen involved in disputes on the mainland. Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung earlier this week said Hong Kong was close to signing an agreement on the reciprocal enforcement of judgments in commercial cases involving monetary compensation. Chairman ...

  10. Cross-border classes boom despite lack of cash

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng HK should subsidise school fees in Shenzhen, says principal The principal of a Shenzhen school catering for Hong Kong children at which the number of pupils has climbed from 16 in 2001 to 620 this year believes that demand could soar further if ...




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