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  1. Green loans

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loan guarantees are to be offered to Hong Kong-owned factories across the border to help them reduce pollution. The offer is by non-Hong Kong entities, which want to spur such financing locally. Will this idea work? Write to us. ...

  2. Park will strain Shenzhen border facilities

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make it capable of handling 250,000 visitors a day. But the expansion work was postponed to October. Shenzhen and Hong Kong border authorities met last week to discuss how to handle the traffic ... Chow Chung-yan The opening of Disneyland next month will further strain border-crossing facilities in Shenzhen, which are already stretched to the limit, a mainland official has warned. ...

  3. HK truckers queueing for fuel snarl up traffic in Shenzhen

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Traffic near the Hong Kong border in Shenzhen was reduced to a crawl yesterday as more than half of the city's service stations and fuel depots were closed ... on the mainland had cost Hong Kong cross-border drivers dearly. 'We have to waste two or three hours a day just to get refilled. And the fuel prices are rising rapidly. Many drivers who can't ...

  4. Time to lower border barrier to trade

    Posted Oct 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forum on cross-border infrastructure and Hong Kong's positioning on Monday, speakers noted that for some multinational corporations setting up in China, Shanghai has become their first choice because of its location and huge hinterland. A big advantage of Shanghai is that, unlike Hong Kong, it does not have a border that is relatively difficult to penetrate separating the city ...

  5. More automated border clearance systems to be introduced at Lo Wu

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... compared with 13 seconds under the old system. The department plans to install 270?e-channels? at all border crossings by 2006. This would cover roughly 30 per cent of Hong Kong?s border-crossing channels, explained Mr Lee. He also said e-channels would eventually be introduced at Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok.?[The e-channel system] will allow us to save on staff costs,? ...

  6. Cross-border deliveries hit by fuel shortage

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The fuel shortage on the mainland is beginning to affect Hong Kong's cross-border delivery business, with some drivers being forced to abandon their vehicles in Guangdong and turn down orders from their customers. Stanley Chaing Chi-wai, chairman of the Lok Ma Chau China-Hong Kong Freight Association, said it was time for the Hong Kong government to step in and set ...

  7. A Civic Blueprint

    Posted Nov 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... during that time was manning the stations that checked the body temperature of people arriving at Hong Kong's borders. In calmer times, the CAS is probably most visible when helping ... Robin Kwong Hong Kong is a lot more peaceful now than when the Civil Aid Service was born as a civil defence unit after the second world war, but the service's main mission still lies ...

  8. whats on

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JULY 26 'Hong Kong Salaries Tax & PRC Individual Income Tax for Cross-border Employees', organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, will highlight the latest tax rules in Hong Kong and the mainland. Inquiries: 2823 1280 Speaker: Theresa Chan, partner, tax services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong. JULY 27 'Creating Wins: Effective ...

  9. Group seeks architects for mainland projects

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of architectural and planning services, including in-house interior, graphic design and production support, is seeking to recruit both new and replacement architects to join its teams in Hong Kong and across the border. Established in Hong Kong in 1963, Wong Tung & Partners, Architects and Planners (WTP) first set up activities in the mainland in 1978. To date, the group, with a total ...

  10. HK seeks tax relief for cross-border firms

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Enoch Yiu

    ... the scope of the agreement to save Hong Kong and mainland companies' cross-border operations from double taxation,' he said in a speech to the Hong Kong Federation of Industries. ... primarily to Hong Kong companies with factories across the border, allowing them to split their profits tax 50-50 between Hong Kong and the mainland. It also allows individuals to avoid double tax. ...




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