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  1. Hong Kong to save $105m with new cross-border water deal

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong will save about $105 million in the next three years and stop dumping huge amounts of unwanted water under a revised supply agreement signed with Guangdong yesterday. The deal gives the city access to a virtually unlimited water supply for an annual lump sum payment of $2.49 billion. But unlike the existing arrangement, under which Hong Kong pays per ...

  2. South of the border, down Hong Kong way

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shirley Lau

    ... Shirley Lau Sample Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines at these restaurants: Agave Tequila Y Comida 33 D'Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong, Central Tel: 2521 2010 Open: 5pm-2am Open since: 2001 Shop C & D, G/ F Beverley House, 93-107 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai Tel: ...

  3. Chinese embassies help Hong Kong residents flee to Syria

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Hong Kong residents fled to Syria from missile-torn Beirut with the help of Chinese embassies on both sides of the border. Chinese authorities made arrangements with Syria to allow visa-free access to mainland Chinese and Hong Kong people entering at the border, an official at the Chinese embassy in Beirut said. The official, who gave his name as Mr Chi, said ...

  4. Pregnant women may be turned back at border

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Denise Hung and Robin Kwong Pregnant mainland women could be denied entry to Hong Kong if they were found to be coming for reasons other than tourism, the security chief ... in obstetric services. But Mr Lee said the government would not seek a reinterpretation of the Basic Law on the abode rights of such children- who qualify for Hong Kong citizenship under a 2001 Court ...

  5. A warning Hong Kong business can't ignore

    Posted Nov 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... back calls for Hong Kong to adapt to the rapid growth and industrial restructuring on the other side of the border, in order to avoid being left behind. It is a warning which the Hong Kong business community cannot afford to ignore. The reports point out that Hong Kong could lose its port and logistics business to emerging cities across the border. They note that opportunities exist ...

  6. First cross-border family-services centre to open

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... part-time workers from Hong Kong have been sent to the centre, which will be jointly run by International Social Service (ISS) and the Shenzhen Women's Federation, according to ISS chief executive Stephen Yau How-boa. Mr Yau said the centre was the first of its kind, as other operations in Hong Kong and the mainland only catered to local families, unlike the Shenzhen-Hong Kong ...

  7. Cross-border classes boom despite lack of cash

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng HK should subsidise school fees in Shenzhen, says principal The principal of a Shenzhen school catering for Hong Kong children at which the number of pupils has climbed from 16 in 2001 to 620 this year believes that demand could soar further if Hong Kong agreed to cross-subsidise student places. According to Liu Cheung-hin, who heads the Luohu School for Hong Kong ...

  8. Drop border post at Shenzhen: academic

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... border checks. 'The two cities may also join hands to set up universities, stadiums and even a stock exchange,' he said. 'Hong Kong and Shenzhen have the potential to develop ... of the year. He said the Hong Kong government would be responsible for traffic control on the Western Corridor. But he said it was up to the central government to decide when the cross-border link, ...

  9. Octopus tentacles could reach across border

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 4.15pm: Talks were under way on a mutual use programme for Hong Kong's Octopus card and Shenzhen's TransCard, Secretary for Financial Services ... types of cards could be used in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Octopus Card is a joint venture by five transport operators- MTRC, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp, Kowloon Motor Bus, Citybus and New ...

  10. Airport outlet offers a solution for shoppers

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in their hand luggage. However, the new counter cannot sell alcohol or tobacco, which are taxed in Hong Kong, while perfume is not. An Airport Authority spokesman said the arrangements for the sale ... The authority said that due to the security alert in the US, major American airlines such as Northwest had banned sales of duty free products in liquid form. Lorna Frattini, who stopped over in Hong ...




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