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  1. Green light for Lok Ma Chau line

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Lok Ma Chau Spur Line is likely to be opened early this month after the central government yesterday completed an inspection of immigration and customs facilities at the new ... a date at a joint meeting with Hong Kong officials tomorrow. The building has two storeys, each with 70 passenger channels. The Lok Mau Chau Spur Line will provide a more convenient route ...

  2. Effort to keep border secure welcome

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attention most are the decisions to continue to seal off the Lok Ma Chau loop- a 96 hectare plot of land created by a realignment of the Shenzhen River- and Shataukok's Chung Ying Street, which ... the handover, industrialists have argued that the Lok Ma Chau site should be turned into an industrial zone. Its most prominent backer was none other than Henry Tang Ying-yen, who was chairman ...

  3. New abattoir site being considered

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... occupied by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation for the development of the Lok Ma Chau spur line, which is due to be returned to the government in the latter half of 2007. The nearest ...

  4. Border checks come under fire

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An immigration officer checks the papers of a pregnant mainland woman yesterday at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint, where officers are watching for heavily pregnant women without obstetric bookings. Legislator Lau Kong-wah said yesterday such border surveilance was not cost-effective, with 20 immigration officers being deployed each day at Lok Ma Chau on the checks, but only ...

  5. Shenzhen joins consultation loop

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong and Shenzhen are joining forces in a cross-border consultation on how to develop the Lok Ma Chau Loop area between the two cities. Planning authorities in both cities yesterday announced the view-collecting exercise. 'The public engagement exercise is the first of its kind with planning authorities from Hong Kong and Shenzhen conducting a public engagement ...

  6. China's position on Tibet

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma From Beijing's perspective, Tibet has been an inseparable part of China since ancient times. It says Tibet had long been a society of feudal serfdom under theocratic rule, a society which was even darker than that in medieval Europe. The Dalai Lama, as leader of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and head of the Tibetan government, monopolised both political ...

  7. Top leader to head health care taskforce

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and Zhuang Pinghui Beijing has appointed Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to head a taskforce comprising 16 government departments to oversee the enforcement of health care reforms, ... to the rural medical co-operatives scheme. Speaking at the same press conference yesterday, Vice-Minister of Health Ma Xiaowei said the central government would announce a list of essential ...

  8. Crises 'contained by controls on media'

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Propaganda chief says campaigns successful in wielding influence during critical times Media controls and government propaganda campaigns helped the Communist Party survive a series of crises in the first half of the year, according to the nation's propaganda chief. The self-praise by Liu Yunshan , a well-known party hardliner, was published ...

  9. Mistrust a barrier to progress

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The six rounds of talks between Beijing and the emissaries of the Dalai Lama since 2002 have failed largely because of deep mutual mistrust and deadlock over the possibility of a 'big Tibet'. This month, United Front deputy chief Sita blamed the lack of progress on what he called the insincerity of the Dalai Lama. The United Front is a Communist Party organ ...

  10. 1,000 from Lhasa protests detained, city cadre says

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma and Associated Press in Beijing Party official reveals more about post-riot crackdown Lhasa's deputy party chief has given the most complete official picture yet of the scope of the crackdown on the biggest and most sustained anti-government protests in almost two decades in areas of western China with Tibetan populations. More than 1,000 people who took part ...




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