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  1. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Raids on parallel traders don't placate Sheung Shui residents

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... parallel traders were out in force at the Sheung Shui MTR station yesterday despite police and immigration officials carrying out their 13th raid in five weeks against the cross-border trade ... warehousing services. The arrests were carried out ahead of a protest expected to be held today by Sheung Shui residents angered by the parallel trading conducted in their border town. While ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Police arrest more parallel traders amid crackdown

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 07:26pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Law enforcement agencies vowed to crack down on parallel traders near the border as they made a second series of arrests on mainlander traders this week in North district ... that parallel traders use to transport their wares back to the mainland. Immigration and police officers who jointly conduct the operation also served summons to three other Hongkongers involved ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    MTR limits luggage weight to combat parallel traders

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 01:39pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The MTR Corporation will restrict the weight of passengers’ luggage at four stations near the border from next week, to crack down on parallel-goods traders, the railway ... passengers transporting parallel goods in large amounts. “We have to keep the impact of luggage on other passengers under control, and make sure passengers complete their journeys free ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    We can learn from Singapore's tight controls on border trade

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Registration system for traders could ease chaos at border There is currently a great deal of discussion in Hong Kong about cross-border [parallel] traders. I am a Singaporean presently ... individuals and tourists who need to cross the border. This distinction is important, as any trading activity in a country has to be registered and subject to taxes where applicable. It is also ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CROSS-BORDER TRADE

    Parallel importers scoff at baggage weight limit

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... mainland parallel importers said yesterday they would carry on their trade between Hong Kong and Shenzhen despite the MTR Corporation imposing a baggage weight limit. Some of the 30 traders ... Under the rule, introduced as part of efforts to curb the activities of parallel traders, passengers passing through the wide luggage gates at four busy stations near the border- Sheung Shui, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    70 parallel traders arrested in latest cross-border crackdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Clifford Lo

    ... Stuart Lau and Clifford Lo 70 parallel traders arrested in latest crackdown More than 70 mainlanders have been arrested this week in the latest government crackdown on cross-border parallel traders that began last month. After a raid yesterday on two industrial units in Fo Tan, principal immigration officer Choi Yue-ning said 31 mainlanders were arrested for breaching ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    50 parallel trading cases detected in HK-Shenzhen border crackdown

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... Clifford Lo, Amy Nip and Kristie Wong 50 parallel trading cases netted in crackdown Crackdown on parallel trading detects 50 cases More than 50 suspected parallel trading cases have been ... of which 50 cases were acted upon. In the first seven months of the year, co-operation between the two forces cracked just 150 parallel trading cases. Hong Kong authorities are now looking beyond ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    36 people arrested in parallel trading raids in Fo Tan and Sheung Shui

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Immigration and police extend joint crackdown on importers, making first arrests in Fo Tan 36 HELD IN PARALLEL TRADE SWOOPS Immigration officers extended their joint operation with police against parallel importers to Fo Tan, arresting 36 people in the past two days- and warned they may hold regular raids in future until the trade is wiped ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Shenzhen woman weeps as she gets two months' jail over parallel trading

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, LAI YING-KIG

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Cross-border businesswoman tearfully hears two-month sentence after pleading guilty Shenzhen woman jailed over parallel trading A mainland parallel trader wept as she was sent to jail for two months yesterday after pleading guilty to working in Hong Kong in violation of immigration rules. Zhang Zhuoyan, a 44-year-old Shenzhen resident, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    131 held in swoop on parallel-goods trade in Sheung Shui

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... there over parallel-goods traders. All but one of the 131 arrested, who were aged 22 to 60, were packaging goods for export; the only goods carrier detained had 11 boxes of geoduck clams worth more ... Pius Wong Hok-sze said no triad involvement in the trade had been found so far and no masterminds arrested. Anyone convicted of hiring people not eligible to work in the city is liable ...




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