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  1. 'No skyscrapers' for North District

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Residents seeking to develop North District in the New Territories should be mindful of conserving local characteristics instead of blindly building skyscrapers, the planning chief told rural district councillors yesterday. The stance drew opposition from the councillors, who said the government's emphasis on conservation stifled development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998143/no-skyscrapers-north-district
  2. Film council wants a cinema in every district

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... regulations to guarantee a cinema in all districts. An uneven distribution of cinemas means many Hongkongers have to travel far to see a movie. In light of this, the Film Development Council will soon ... in the late 1980s, to about 40. 'Many districts do not have cinemas,' Chui said, citing examples such as Sham Shui Po, Sheung Shui, Fanling and Tai Po. Chui said the nearest cinema ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990612/film-council-wants-cinema-every-district
  3. New Territories business centre on government drawing board

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to urban areas and the completion of the Western Corridor and Deep Bay Link in December 2005, Hung Shui Kiu would be well served by rail and road and become a gateway between Hong Kong ... Under the consolidated approach, the entire former Kai Tak airport site would be developed by 2020. As the conventional central business district would be the focus of development, redevelopment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438965/new-territories-business-centre-government-drawing-board
  4. District's residents fight for right to use border crossing

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Phyllis Tsang Residents of North District are demanding that they be allowed to use the Man Kam To border crossing which was closed to the general public at midnight on Sunday. The two-year closure of the border crossing- due to renovations on the Shenzhen side- has angered the district's residents because it came with little warning. However, buses carrying school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706759/districts-residents-fight-right-use-border-crossing
  5. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Immigration officers threaten holiday mayhem with work-to-rule

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Border control staff threatenholiday mayhem Frontline immigration officers warned that their planned work-to-rule could paralyse border control points during the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays next mon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1029631/immigration-officers-threaten-holiday-mayhem-work-rule
  6. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Villagers to protest against northern New Territories development

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hakka snacks and local produce will be on sale to protest against new towns Villagers plan rustic protest in Admiralty Villagers affected by the northern New Territories development will bring a party- with traditional H ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1026541/villagers-protest-against-northern-new-territories-development
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & Now: early maps attest to HK's 'fluid' borders

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... since disappeared- either removed or smothered by reclamation. The first accurate Western-style map of Po On county/Sun On district was drawn in 1866 by one Monsignor Volontieri, an Italian missionary priest who worked among Hakka communities in the East River districts in Guangdong. His map details the many inter-village trails that now form either hiking routes or the foundations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1068724/then-now-early-maps-attest-hks-fluid-borders
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Two villagers in Hong Kong face trial over illegally-built fourth floor at their home

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by ADA

    ... "at a reasonable price" and said rural leaders should have explained rules to them. Dozens of villagers filled the court yesterday and a Sheung Shui District Rural Committee leader, Hau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1015587/two-villagers-hong-kong-face-trial-over-illegally-built-fourth-floor
  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Slight respite from parallel traders in Hong Kong may not last

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com As customs cracks down on people who illegally ferry goods through checkpoints, veterans of the practice are waiting for the scrutiny to die down Slight respite from parallel traders may not last For years, border checkpoint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1049819/slight-respite-parallel-traders-hong-kong-may-not-last
  10. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Parallel exporters using Hong Kong flats as warehouses

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... model", Wong said. In the other flat, two Hongkongers were also found packing mobile phones. They were not arrested, as immigration officers targeted only mainlanders. District councillor Simon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1047999/parallel-exporters-using-hong-kong-flats-warehouses

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