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  1. News - China - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Xing", will be available in both cities today, while regular cards will go on sale next week, the two sponsoring companies announced yesterday. Co-developed by Octopus and its Shenzhen ... the release in July of the Octopus-Lingnan Pass, which can be used in Hong Kong and 16 cities in Guangdong. Both cards have two "e-purses", allowing users to top up with Hong Kong dollars ...

  2. Shenzhen, Macau to allow use of Octopus

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Company seeks retailers, but scheme applies only to cards issued in HK Shopping and snacking in Macau and Shenzhen will soon be more convenient now that Octopus Cards has been cleared to export its smart card technology for cashless transactions to the popular tourist spots. The highly anticipated move underscores the need for Octopus to spread its tentacles beyond Hong ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Octopus cards spread to Shenzhen Octopus Card services have been extended again, with holders now able to use them in Shenzhen for the first time. The smart cards may be used to pay for meals in Fairwood fast-food restaurants at Lowu Commercial City and Shenzhen railway station. More retailers in the city are expected to agree to the cards' use. The concession applies only ...

  4. Tang vows to push through cross-border projects

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... combining the Octopus and Shenzhen Tong smart cards on one card- would be launched in a year's time. Economic boost Tourism is one of the sectors where closer co-operation has helped Hong Kong ...

  5. HK and Shenzhen unveil Qianhai plan

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... originally been expected to begin on May 1. Wang said Shenzhen's transport-card company had been pushing ahead with plans to integrate its stored-value card system with Hong Kong's Octopus ...

  6. Mutiny at the cash register

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to protest over the 1 per cent credit card commission levied by local commercial banks, demanding it be halved. Department store merchandisers claimed their profits were only 1 to 6 per cent of retail turnover, and that bank credit card commissions and taxes took it all. But Shenzhen's commercial banks refused to negotiate commission levels, arguing they provided convenient ...

  7. Change on the cards

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New residency card Who has to apply? Migrant workers aged between 16 and 60 who stay in Shenzhen for more than 30 days. Validity period: 10 years. Fee: 20 yuan. Card type: 'Smart' card with embedded computer chip. Compliance measures: Rented flats to be coded, and migrants' addresses checked against them. Landlords will have to tell migrant tenants to apply ...

  8. Reshuffles on cards at Asian media giants

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Media Chinese International, publisher of Hong Kong's Ming Pao Daily News and Malaysia's Sin Chew Daily, is expected to take over management control of its separately listed magazine unit One Media Group. The company spun off the ...

  9. Cost and ID card are not big issues for 'birth tours'

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... given by the women was that conditions of care compared favourably with those on the mainland. The Hong Kong ID card was mentioned, but this was regarded as less important. All the women indicated there would be no advantage in having a Hong Kong ID card in 15 to 20 years' time. Money was not an issue in their choices, and while it was hardly a representative selection, ...

  10. Shenzhen looks to strengthen links with HK

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Fox Yi Hu

    ... that Shenzhen could speed up integration with Hong Kong over use of Octopus cards and the link between the two cities airports. Other ideas listed include joint financing of infrastructure, attracting ...




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