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  1. In North District, trade zone and job creation drive race

    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen free-trade area is a principal issue in the current district council election campaign. North District comprises 16 constituencies close to Shenzhen, and residents- including ... contesting the polls. Lau Kwok-fan, 22, of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, is competing against Adrian Lau Tak-cheong, 42, of the Democratic Party in the Yan Shing constituency. ...


    Posted Nov 18th 2003, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... their collapsed ancestral hall. Across the harbour, at Ko Long on north Lamma, is Hong Kong's youngest female village head. By day, 24-year-old Debbie Chao Pui-yee, a university graduate from ... to attend. The men in the room were curious when they saw me and all just stared,' says Wong Mei-ling, 33. Wong- one of three indigenous leaders of Wu Shek Kok village- has joined Hong ...

  3. Lost boy's mother asks premier to help

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... 50, is disappointed by what she claims has been insufficient help from the Hong Kong government over the past three years. She is turning to Mr Wen after being impressed by the Chinese leader when he visited Hong Kong for the National Day celebrations. Mr Wen was dubbed 'the people's premier' after his visit to Hong Kong on July 1. Ms Yu says she would have fresh hope ...

  4. Five more cities allow individual Hong Kong visits

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

    ... Residents from five more mainland cities including Shanghai and Beijing are expected to be allowed to travel to Hong Kong as individuals within a month, according to the Immigration ... and Zhuhai to visit Hong Kong as individuals instead of in tour groups. Since the new travel policy took effect last Monday, about 32,000 residents from Dongguan, Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan ...

  5. New arrivals shopping flat out ... for property

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Where once they might have bought watches and jewellery, cheap flats and shops appear to be topping the must-have list of mainland residents visiting Hong Kong on an individual basis. Property agents say they are preparing for a large influx of mainland property buyers - who are already boosting Hong Kong's depressed property market. According to agents, sales of flats ...

  6. A mistake Hong Kong cannot afford to repeat

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... does the risk of mistakes being made. Man-hon's story is well known. He had been stopped by officers on the Shenzhen side who returned him to their counterparts in Hong Kong. But those on the Hong Kong side insisted he was from the mainland. Eventually, this vulnerable youth was cast loose in Shenzhen. The case highlighted an astonishing lack of sensitivity and common sense ...

  7. Fines show marine park abusers get off lightly

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of the offence. Only 70 prosecutions were brought between March and August for offences in Hong Kong's four marine parks- Hoi Ha Wan, Yan Chau Tong, Tung Ping Chau, and the marine park in Sha Chau ...

  8. Opening new horizons

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... social services and has joined various organisations such as the Hong Kong Outstanding Students' Association and her school's Information Technology Prefects' Board. Kwin-wah, who wants to become a paediatrician, will be studying medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in September. She will receive a $10,000 SCMP scholarship, a course worth $1,500 from the Art ...

  9. Highway robbers hijack minibus

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They ordered the driver to continue north as they robbed passengers. When they reached a roundabout near Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling, they ordered Mr Kwok to stop and jumped out. They told him to drive ...

  10. Past provides model for the future

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... would be the forces driving its evolution? If you are interested in answering these questions, a good starting point would be to read the consultation booklet, Hong Kong 2030, released by the government on Wednesday. On the assumption that Hong Kong's population would grow from 6.8 million now to 9.2 million by 2030, the document maps out plans on how the people's housing, ...




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