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  1. 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 ...

  2. The shanty towns of Hong Kong

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com Popular belief has it that to find the dispossessed who have come to Hong Kong to flee political or religious persecution, the best place to look is the crowded ... the globe. However, of the city's roughly 7,000 asylum seekers, torture claimants and refugees, at most 1,000 live in Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. According to Cosmo Beatson, co-ordinator of NGO ...

  3. Is it necessary to redevelop Hong Kong's old districts?

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... heritage the best we can. A lot of people see old districts as important relics of Hong Kong's past. They are strongly against the idea of redeveloping them. The fear is that doing so may ... thousands of similar structures in Hong Kong. While we must strive to preserve our heritage by protecting significant historical relics, we cannot ignore the deterioration of our old districts ...

  4. Make a park that will serve Hong Kong for centuries

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... life of less than 50 years. Within my lifetime and certainly within that of Hong Kong children, the proposed structures will be demolished. What vision, what a legacy. It need not be so. I refer to your leader 'Time to hear people's voices on cultural hub' (December 14). It suggests the idea of a 'great civic space' as Hong Kong's 'living ...

  5. Minister attacked over cross-border pupils

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this September, about 1,400 of the 3,600 Primary One places in North District have been allocated to children not living in Hong Kong, up from about 1,000 last year. Another 210 cross-border pupils have ... in other districts as more Hong Kong-born mainland children enrol in the area's schools. Legislators told Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung yesterday that parents had been ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Hong Kong government cracks down on cross-border parallel traders

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to clamp down on the parallel traders, who have been the subject of protests in North District. While buying goods in Hong Kong for sale across the border is not illegal in the city, the traders ... parallel traders Parallel traders from the mainland risk having their entry permits cancelled if they breach Hong Kong's laws, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday. Lam ...

  7. HK runners grab podium finish in North Face race

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Two Hong Kong residents yesterday claimed top awards in the 100-kilometre Beijing leg of the gruelling The North Face 100 endurance challenge. Kami Semick, an American living in Hong Kong, won the women's race 11 hours and one minute. Stone Tsang Siu-keung came third in the men's race, finishing in a time of nine hours and 35 ...

  8. Shenzhen and HK citizens can benefit from green border zone

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of purposes, from private hospitals and outlet malls to conference and exhibition venues and university campuses as Hong Kong needs land for various kinds of development. I do not think the suggestion ... 'as a green buffer between Hong Kong and Shenzhen'. However, the new proposal would turn a large green belt in the middle of the border zone, including the ecologically-important ...

  9. Look north for lessons in governance

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Lawrance

    ... years' time, Shenzhen is going to be much more fun to live in than Hong Kong. At the very least, it will have a green, spacious, tastefully designed 'cultural district' around the Civic ... Anthony Lawrance I have always been a strong defender of the civil service in Hong Kong to those who berate it. Try the mainland, I usually say in response, and see what it's like ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried ...




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