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  1. Tsang targets teenage drug abuse

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Agnes Lam and Phyllis Tsang The chief executive is expected to unveil a series of measures in tomorrow's policy address to tackle juvenile drug abuse, including placing students with drug abuse problems in schools for social development. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is also likely to reveal details of the voluntary drug-testing scheme in secondary schools, a public ...

  2. Fight against drug abuse should have no borders

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it deals with long-term problems such as drug abuse among young students. A one-off crackdown, even if it lasts for several months, will not succeed. In many ways, youngsters who buy drugs ... drug abusers will have a deterrent effect. But any successful campaign has to be a community effort involving Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Education, counselling, drug testing, rehabilitation ...

  3. Drug abusers heading to Shenzhen getting younger, study finds

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... a similar survey it conducted four years ago found 30 per cent of cross-border drug abusers were under 17; only one was under 13. More than half of the respondents to the latest survey said they had ... said it had become a trend for Hong Kong youth to abuse drugs in Shenzhen because drugs were cheaper and police raids less frequent than in Hong Kong. The youngsters are most likely to visit ...

  4. Youngsters head north to escape HK's drug crackdown

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... in Shenzhen for 15 days for abusing drugs. 'Taking drugs in the north has become more and more common. It has become a bigger trend and a youth culture,' said Paul Lo Po-sing, team leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church's North District youth outreach team. One teenage drug abuser says that since the arrests in Shenzhen, many abusers had moved to a new disco, called New Ground, ...

  5. Shenzhen returns 30 people held for drugs

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said young Hongkongers were increasingly taking drugs before crossing the border and heading to entertainment parlours, making it more difficult to crack down on these drug abusers. Shenzhen ... of the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau, said the handover was part of a campaign launched in December. 'Many young people from Hong Kong are involved in drug abuse. Most of this takes place at public ...

  6. Crossing the line

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of the 4,000 teenagers who abuse drugs across the border, 80 per cent are boys Each weekend and public holiday, as many as 200 teenage abusers cross the border to take drugs 41 per cent of teens interviewed in 2003 said they would increase their mainland trips after the border was opened 24 hours A packet of ketamine costs HK$80 to HK$100 in Hong Kong; in Shenzhen it's HK$40 ...

  7. Freed drug users bitter about ordeal

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of those freed yesterday morning after paying a fine of 1,000 yuan. Ms Fong said officials told them Mr Tsang had asked for the postponement in the name of helping Hongkongers fight drug abuse ... but the government said the chief executive had nothing to do with it. Arrested for drug-taking at two Shenzhen entertainment venues on July 4, 119 people were released yesterday after an administrative ...

  8. 'I feel relaxed when I go across the border. I feel like I am on a trip'

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... more, says a former abuser. 'They have been abusing the drugs in Shenzhen for years and now in their 20s, they are more deeply addicted,' says Ching Ching, 26, who had abused drugs in Shenzhen for four years. She says the 20-year-olds are more financially independent and can afford to buy more drugs. Half of the drug abusers she saw in Shenzhen discos are in their 20s and early ...

  9. HK parents denied access to children held in Shenzhen jail

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and detained. Shen Shaobao, deputy head of Shenzhen's public security bureau, said yesterday that the authority had strengthened enforcement against drug abuse, prostitution and gambling ... a pledge by Shenzhen's acting mayor, Wang Rong, to step up co-operation with Hong Kong to tackle drug abuse. A spokeswoman for Hong Kong's Security Bureau said it had reached an agreement ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    Shenzhen looks to stop abuse of multi-entry permit

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee

    ... mainlanders' trips to Hong Kong under the multiple-entry permit scheme amid allegations that it is being abused by parallel-goods traders. A pro-government lawmaker said this yesterday after meeting ... per cent from Hong Kong - were engaged in the parallel-goods trade, buying goods in Hong Kong for sale in Shenzhen shops. The Shenzhen government promised to study ways to prevent abuses ...




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