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  1. Hong Kong buyers snap up apartments across border

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Demand among Hong Kong buyers for mainland homes is on the rise, with Shenzhen their favourite location, according to a survey released yesterday by property consultant Land Power International. The survey found Hong Kong buyers spent 8.7 billion yuan on mainland homes in the first three quarters of the year, compared with 7 billion yuan over the same period last ...

  2. Guangdong names HK drug offenders in cross-border deal

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Department. A recently released survey by the Chinese university found that 20 per cent of the 6,420 Hong Kong people polled at the Lowu border said they had abused drugs on the mainland over the past ... ketamine, of which most in Hong Kong was smuggled in from across the border. More than 1,800kg of ketamine was seized in the past two years after Hong Kong and mainland police jointly smashed three ...

  3. Cross-border gunrunner gets 7-year jail sentence

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A jobless man who smuggled a pistol and a stun gun into Hong Kong from the mainland was jailed for seven years and four months yesterday. Yau Kong-lam, 46, pleaded guilty ... into Hong Kong. Yau also claimed he was instructed to deliver the bag to a man called 'Ah Kwai' in a Sheung Shui restaurant. The court heard a forensic examination of the pistol showed ...

  4. Hong Kong doesn't need another white elephant

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When the idea of turning the Lok Ma Chau area on the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border into a tax-free industrial zone was first floated last year, the proposal was met with public apathy ... the hollowing out of manufacturing within the city. Lok Ma Chau does not make any more sense as an exhibition zone. Such venues are already in abundant supply across the border, and in Hong Kong ...

  5. Cepa creates jobs north of border for Hongkongers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) has produced a rise in job openings for Hong Kong professionals in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta, a survey has found. The survey, conducted by Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Professionals and Executives Association, found a 12 per cent increase in the number of new employment opportunities for Hongkongers ...

  6. Development of border zone 'puts species at risk'

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of the restricted area, a 2,800-hectare strip of mainly unsettled land on the Hong Kong side of the border. Kadoorie Farm executive director Manab Chakraborty said the abundance of species was a pleasant ... mongoose. But with Hong Kong rapidly running out of land, and the cross-border movement of people and goods undergoing rapid liberalisation, Mr Chakraborty and his colleagues fear the area ...

  7. Herbalist puts $50m into factory south of border

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... property.' She said Hong Kong-made brands were more popular among mainland and overseas consumers than those produced north of the border. ... Gary Cheung A mainland-controlled Chinese herbal medicine company plans to invest $50 million in Hong Kong to capitalise on the scrapping of tariffs on exports under Cepa. Han Sheng Tang ...

  8. Cross-border boost sought for students

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Graduates from Hong Kong vocational institutes may soon have their qualifications recognised on the mainland after taking centralised examinations. Carrie Willis, appointed ... she hoped to improve the quality of her organisation by having its courses reviewed by the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation. ...

  9. Legal co-operation across the border eludes HK regulators

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... manipulation or insider dealing cases, should funds disappear across the border, the case hits a brick wall. Hong Kong police officers with experience tracking cross-border crime also speak ... The problem is growing as corporate misdeeds increasingly involve the mainland, reports Jane Moir When an executive of a mainland company listed in Hong Kong vanished under mysterious ...

  10. 'No hidden plan' in border bus policy

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... urban Hong Kong to the Huanggang checkpoint has been reduced from 1,300 to about 700. As a result of this cut, fares have been raised by between 12.5 per cent and 75 per cent. But the operators ... modes of transport including the railway, taxis and minibuses. 'We want to have reasonable services, as excessive competition does no good to the Hong Kong economy and hurts public ...




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