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  1. Cross-border schools draw Hong Kong students

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko The number of Hong Kong students pursuing higher education in mainland China looks set to grow thanks to the increasing pace of social and economic integration. To speed things up, education centres and agencies, specialising in enrolling Hong Kong students in cross-border institutions, have sprung up over the past few years. Even secondary schools on the mainland ...

  2. Free trips from airport to border

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Commuters using the Airport Express will be able to travel to the border free once the rail networks are fully integrated. This benefit, along with other fare concessions, is expected to boost MTR patronage, though the company said it expected any increase to be modest. The MTR connection to the Airport Express has always been free for Octopus card users, but once ...

  3. Study urges MTR to review 'high' fares for trains running to border

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The MTR should review its 'extraordinarily' high fares for trains to the border as a way to strengthen ties between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, according to a Chinese ... management, also suggested that both Hong Kong and mainland border-crossing procedures be carried out at Hong Kong terminals for the proposed high-speed rail service between Hong Kong, Shenzhen ...

  4. Party sets sights on creating cross-border financial hub with HK

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The top priority in Shenzhen-Hong Kong collaboration was to co-develop an international financial hub, according to guidelines adopted by Shenzhen's Communist Party ... highlighted collaboration between the two stock exchanges and suggested preferential policies could encourage Hong Kong financial businesses to move to Shenzhen. The committee put hi-tech sectors ...

  5. TV co-productions across borders boost Expo's pull

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... at Hong Kong's TV World exhibition, just a year after it was launched. TV World - part of the Trade Development Council's annual Filmart fair - has seen a 50 per cent increase ... for the increase in entrants, from 88 to 132, was more co-productions between TV stations in different countries. 'There are more TV co-productions, especially between Hong Kong and mainland ...

  6. Prospects for cross-border services

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The fundamentally different judiciary system on the mainland poses challenges and opportunities for law practitioners in Hong Kong, according to Kennedy Wong Ying-ho, managing partner of Philip K. H. Wong, Kennedy Y. H. Wong & Co and National Committee Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Dr Wong said Hong Kong law practitioners might feel ...

  7. Mayor wants hi-tech industry, not homes, at border zone

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to transform the border city into an 'international city' and forge closer ties with Hong Kong. Under the plan, it hopes to bolster co-operation in finance, logistics and trade. Mr Xu's ... industries. Speaking to Hong Kong media representatives, Mr Xu outlined Shenzhen's vision for the 96-hectare piece of no-man's land formed by the straightening of the Shenzhen River more ...

  8. Border villagers willing to lease land for new towns

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Mr Chan said. Most sites in the designated new towns are owned by villagers and developers. The Development Bureau said the areas would be developed under public-private partnership. But no details have been released on how land owners will be engaged. Ng Mee-kam, associate professor of the University of Hong Kong's Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental ...

  9. Cross-border waste dumping scheme could be extended

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... was launched in July last year under an agreement with the State Oceanic Administration. It allows for the transport of 10 million tonnes of waste from two temporary sites in Hong Kong to a site at Guanghoiwan, Taishan city, 140km west of Hong Kong. John Chai Sung-veng, director of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, said the Taishan government welcomed the scheme because it needed ...

  10. HKIEd inks cross-border agreement

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit The Hong Kong Institute of Education has teamed with a Guangzhou university to collaborate on postgraduate research. HKIEd and South China Normal University signed an agreement last week to exchange teachers, researchers and postgraduate students and also agreed on mutual credit recognition. It is the first collaboration at postgraduate level between the Hong ...




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