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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tired and late: bad start for cross-border pupils heading to Hong Kong schools

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... border. The students were born in Hong Kong and have the right to be educated here, whereas they do not qualify for free education on the mainland. Under the policy, six other districts within ... developing a smartphone app enabling parents to track their children en route to school. For some parents, the new term has meant a move to Hong Kong to avoid a long commute for their children. Li ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong schools woo cross-border pupils in battle to survive

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to survive Hong Kong schools worried that falling pupil numbers will force them to close are courting children across the border in a bid to avoid the axe. The move comes despite the children facing ... than 20 Hong Kong kindergartens, primary and secondary schools attending a three-day exhibition in the border city this weekend to promote themselves to parents with Hong Kong-born children ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Phone-scam ring smashed after cross-border raid

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 07:20pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Hong Kong, the mainland, Taiwan and Macau have smashed a multimillion-dollar phone-scam syndicate in what appears to be the first example of such cooperation by investigators from the four places. After a two-year investigation and intelligence exchange, officers arrested 31 people – six in Hong Kong – and seized more than HK$3.2 million cash in a joint operation over the past three ...

  4. News - China - SMUGGLING

    Chinese man caught smuggling eight iPhone 6s across border... in his underpants

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 01:21pm by Nectar Gan

    ... attempt to smuggle the gadgets across the Hong Kong border into mainland China. The suspect, surnamed Zhou, was detained by customs officers at the Lo Wu border a day after the Apple gadgets ... 6s and iPhone 6 Plus models at the border with Hong Kong since the phones hit the shelves last Friday. Of that figure, 200 phone units were confiscated as illegal smuggled goods, while ...

  5. News - China - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    WeChat allegedly censoring photos from Hong Kong protests

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 08:14am by Tech in Asia, Chris Luo

    ... Tech in Asia and staff reporter As Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests continue to gather momentum and draw attention, denizens in the city are sharing photos of events on social media. But apparently, photos of the protests posted to WeChat by Hong Kong-based users are being censored, and are not visible for users of the messaging platform in mainland China. @kinablog @WLYeung @westmoon ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Police in Hong Kong and China bust massive cross-border illegal betting ring

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:40pm by Clifford Lo

    ... illegal betting ring Investigators in Hong Kong and the mainland have smashed a cross-border gambling syndicate that took up to HK$500 million a day in illegal soccer bets, police said yesterday. Police rounded up 29 people, including 26 in Hong Kong. A senior officer said it was probably the biggest such bust of a syndicate in the city's history. Police confiscated records of HK$767 ...

  7. Business - Companies - ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    New awards signal SMEs' role in keeping Hong Kong competitive

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:40am by James Griffiths

    ... role in city's economy Entrepreneurs are the life blood of Hong Kong's economy and their contribution to keeping the city globally competitive must be properly recognised, according ... expansion, whilst also inspiring the next generation of up and coming business people in Hong Kong," said Ken Lee, managing director Hong Kong and Macau and Asia Pacific head of commercial ...

  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Police seize 600 smuggled iPhone 6's as travellers cross Shenzhen border

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:25pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Smugglers conceal gadgets under piles of food and in cars after Apple's launch in Hong Kong Shenzhen authorities have seized more than 600 smuggled iPhone 6’s within three days after the phones officially hit the shelves in neighbouring Hong Kong. Customs authorities in Shenzhen’s Huanggang and Futian ports caught 36 travellers hiding ...

  9. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- October 1, 2014

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 08:33am

    ... Xi Jinping embraces old guard as Hong Kong challenges party rule |Source: Financial Times 'If past examples are anything to go by, beleaguered Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung ... economic conditions, or that piracy rates decrease as economic circumstances improve. Occupy Hong Kong Benny Tai: Hong Kong pProtests 'beyond what I imagined' |Source: Foreign Policy ...

  10. Business - Money - FINANCE

    Shanghai stock market link-up with Hong Kong's 'ready for launch'

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:26am by Enoch Yiu, Daniel Ren

    ... Enoch Yiu and Daniel Ren in Shanghai Technical details of Hong Kong-Shanghai trading link are settled, with October 27 launch likely Markets link-up is ready for take-off Regulators in Shanghai said yesterday that all technical preparations to directly link its stock market and Hong Kong's in a landmark cross-border trading scheme were complete, with a final trading test due ...




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