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  1. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Hong Kong government cracks down on cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Those who break HK immigration laws risk losing their entry permits, enforcement will be stepped up and Beijing is asked to take action Crackdown on cross-border parallel traders Parallel traders from the mainland risk having their entry permits cancelled if they breach Hong Kong's laws, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday. Lam ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Cross-border sailing expected to start soon between Hong Kong and Chinese waters

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung in Nansha tony.cheung@scmp.com Private boats will be able to enter Guangdong waters Cross-border sailing to begin soon A Hong Kong businessman operating a marina in a pilot development zone in Guangzhou expects a cross-border sailing scheme for private vessels suggested by Guangdong authorities to take effect soon. Ian Fok Chun-wan said he hoped power boats and yachts ...

  4. Minister attacked over cross-border pupils

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this September, about 1,400 of the 3,600 Primary One places in North District have been allocated to children not living in Hong Kong, up from about 1,000 last year. Another 210 cross-border pupils have ... to cross-border students next year would be capped at 13,000. Meanwhile, a private member's bill submitted by Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung to amend the Immigration Ordinance was formally rejected ...

  5. More cross-border pupils test logistics

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong authorities expect the number of cross-border students to rise more than 40 per cent in September and are discussing transport arrangements ... in September, handling 28 buses. Lai said the government now provided three cross-border buses for pupils, but they were not popular with parents because children needed to get off the bus twice so ...

  6. Cross-border plan faces bumpy ride

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com With Hongkongers' resentment of mainland visitors at an all-time high, the long-planned liberalisation of cross-border driving between Hong Kong ... accidents, worse air quality, heavier road congestion and more cross-border legal disputes. But something more is at work than these specific objections. Clearly, something has changed ...

  7. Racers rev engines ahead of cross-border driving

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The launch of a cross-border driving scheme will give local drivers the chance to put pedal to the metal on the mainland's motor racing tracks. The long-stalled plan has annoyed many in Hong Kong, because it will allow a small number of private cars from Guangdong into the already-crowded city. But the plan will also allow a maximum of 50 Hong ...

  8. Cross-border car influx will ride roughshod over city's pedestrians

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and not babies born to non-resident parents. The same day, this newspaper reported on 20,000 Facebook users opposing cross-border private cars, and mixed this up with the unacceptable bigotry ...

  9. Cross-border links to be deepened

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Vice-Premier Li Keqiang and other top mainland officials will unveil measures for cross-border economic co-operation during their visit to Hong Kong starting today. Li, who is expected to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier in 2013, is expected to announce tomorrow at a forum on the nation's 12th five-year plan that Hong Kong's service ...

  10. 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 shipping activities, including ship-to-ship oil transfers and illegal discharge of bilge water, possibly outside Hong Kong waters, were at least partly responsible for the spills that have been ...




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