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  1. Thieves shop for the distracted in busy supermarkets

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong More and more thieves are targeting supermarket shoppers and police statistics show most manage to evade capture. Police in West Kowloon said the number of thefts from shoppers in the district's supermarkets had increased from 26 in 2002 to 86 last year, with 69 such thefts in the area so far this year. But in the two years since September 2002, only 26 ...

  2. Neglected elderly could sue their children under proposed law

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... show that the number of mainlanders over the age of 60 rose 7.25 million in 2009 to 167 million. Nearly half of them are 'empty nesters' living on their own. The rising ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Gloomy outlook in push for tough pollution laws Environmental experts warn that a campaign to tackle the mainland's air pollution through legal means looks ... workers leaving the country. In 2011, more than 150,000 mainlanders became resident in the major immigration countries: the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. So when property ...

  4. News - China - SOCIETY

    Experts unsure about law that orders mainlanders to visit elderly parents

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... children to visit their elderly parents "often" has highlighted the problem of the mainland's swelling ranks of "empty nest" families. Experts doubt the change in law ... in their jobs and their own family's concerns, not to forget about their parents. She said more and more of the nearly 200 million people aged over 60 on the mainland were being abandoned ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Public criticism of judicial edicts within reason

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... creeds. Her speech is wise if she rightly criticises the top court. There are various reasonable ways to apply the Basic Law with regard to mainlanders' right of abode in Hong Kong. ... the Region for the purpose of settlement". We may consider mainland mothers and the infants they intend to give birth to here as "people" under this article. There are other relevant ...

  6. Online sales of fake items on the rise

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... intelligence and co-operate with mainland and overseas law enforcers,' he said. The divisional commander said customs officers would be disguised as shoppers to carry out undercover operations. ...

  7. City briefs

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and his son, 27, subdued a knife-wielding mainland burglar who broke into their flat at Yan Chung House, Yan Ming Court, Tseung Kwan O. The man woke to find the intruder, 28, in his bedroom at 3am. Shopper attacked A man, 67, was attacked with a can-opener while shopping in Kai Yip Estate shopping mall, Kowloon Bay, about 2.30pm. Police arrested a man, 39, outside the estate. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Arrest warrant issued for mainlander accused of assaulting HK tour guide

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Man fails to appear on tour guide assault charge A magistrate yesterday issued an arrest warrant for a mainland man who failed to appear in court after being ... the mainland many times and had made threats against her. The woman had made another complaint earlier in the day about a man assaulting her on the Avenue of the Stars. The police's Kwai Tsing ...

  9. Economy, rent surge slow shops market

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this was because supply had been limited while demand remained strong thanks to the increase in mainland shoppers in Hong Kong. 50% The drop in sales of retail properties last month compared with May ... eating up their revenues.' Property owners, however, are still positive about the economy and the leasing market, buoyed by the continued influx of mainland tourists and ongoing growth ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Seven mainland women arrested trying to cross border at Deep Bay

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by CLIFFOD LO

    ... Clifford Lo Clifford.lo@scmp.com Seven women arrested trying to enter HK or leave after living and working in city illegally Mainland women picked up trying to cross border Marine police arrested seven mainland women trying to cross the border illegally by sea at Deep Bay yesterday. Officers spotted a five-metre-long speedboat, which had no navigation lights, near the Hong ...




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