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  1. 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 ...

  2. Law to hit visitors working illegally

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The top legislature has begun discussing a draft law aimed at cracking down on foreigners illegally entering, working or staying on the mainland. The law ... and technological benefit.' Ong said it also might improve relations between China and other countries. As its economy has boomed over the past three decades, the mainland has been attracting more ...

  3. Reporting of visitors' crimes streamlined

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... authorities would then consider barring people on the black list from visiting Hong Kong again for between one to five years. The number of mainland visitors arrested for crimes such as taking up ... Hong Kong and Guangdong law enforcers yesterday agreed to speed up the exchange of information on mainland criminals to better prevent abuses of a new, more liberal travel policy. Deputy ...

  4. French visitor held in raid on workers

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A French visitor was among 109 people arrested for working illegally or hiring illegal workers, in a six-day Immigration Department operation that saw 205 workplaces raided ... working illegally. In one raid at a North Point restaurant, about a third of 32 employees were found to be illegal. They were all mainlanders. Four fake Hong Kong identity cards were seized. Mr ...

  5. Visitor's 'sightseeing trip' ends in robbery

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A mainland visitor was recovering in hospital last night after he was assaulted by three men with water pipes and robbed of $1,000 and a mobile phone in Tsz Wan Shan. ... is not a popular hiking route or sightseeing spot. We think it was rare that a mainland visitor went up the hill alone for sightseeing. It is also quite far away from where he stays in Hong Kong.' ...

  6. Shenzhen taxi gangs rob visitors

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Year. Police Superintendent Yu Chi-hung, an assistant commander in the border district, warned people to be extra vigilant when visiting the mainland. Private cars used as unlicensed taxis offer ...

  7. Police hunt in park after visitor robbed on Peak hike

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The incident comes after police arrested a suspected serial robber on June 20. The 40-year-old mainland visitor was suspected of being involved in four robberies on the Peak. The robberies occurred ... with 18 cases for all of last year, police said. Of this year's robberies, five have been solved with the arrests of three mainlanders, including two illegal immigrants. Director ...

  8. Mainlander arrests rise

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo While Hong Kong's overall crime rate has fallen, arrests of mainland visitors have increased this year, according to official figures. An average of six mainland ... last year, arrests of mainland visitors increased by 9.1 per cent to 931. Arrests for pickpocketing rose by 24.5 per cent to 797, from 640. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said: ...

  9. Mainlander charged over strain stabbing

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A mainland visitor accused of stabbing a woman on a Tung Chung-bound train on Tuesday appeared in Tsuen Wan Court yesterday on a charge of wounding. Xie Tianjiao, 28, did not enter a plea. She mumbled in court that alleged victim So Hoi-mei had asked her what she was doing in Hong Kong and was talking to her non-stop. Xie said she did not know the woman. The case ...

  10. Mainland beggars flock to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as more visitors arrive, police warned last night. In the first two months of this year, police arrested 90 beggars from the mainland. The figure is almost a third of the 290 people arrested for begging last year. Just over 100 mainland beggars were arrested last year. 'The reason for the increase is the rising number of visitors coming to Hong Kong,' Chief Inspector Chu ...




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