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  1. Yangshan in line for free-trade status

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A more likely alternative would be a free-trade zone, which would allow tax-free imports as long as the goods were re-exported, they said. Shanghai already has a free-trade- or bonded- zone ... Staff Reporter in Shanghai Shanghai is considering policies that would give its planned port at Yangshan some of the characteristics of a free port to compete better with Hong Kong ...

  2. Taiwan ports crank up plans for free trade

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... The island's harbour authorities hope the zones will revive its competitive edge Ports in Taiwan are gearing up to regain competitiveness by planning to set up free-trade zones after ... for re-export and one-stop administrative processes, to help it regain competitiveness. The Kaohsiung Harbour Bureau has established a committee to draw up plans for a free-trade zone while the Taichung ...

  3. Toxic soil pollutes free-trade zone site

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Border area is contaminated with dumped mud from Shenzhen river The site put forward for the proposed border free-trade zone is contaminated with thousands of tonnes ... on the Shenzhen river. Green groups estimate that hundreds of millions of dollars would have to be spent removing the toxic soil if the free-trade zone, proposed by tycoon Li Ka-shing, gets the green ...

  4. Free-trade zone threatens bird habitat

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The development of a proposed free-trade border zone will threaten the continuity of an internationally important bird area in the northwestern New Territories, birdwatchers have warned. The alert follows a report by an international agency for bird protection outlining the status of threatened bird habitats in Asia. The 100-hectare border zone is surrounded ...

  5. Think-tank proposes free-trade zone near Daya Bay

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Huizhou should join forces in setting up a free-trade zone on a peninsula near Daya Bay, according to a leading think-tank in Guangdong. The Macroeconomic Research Institute under the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences suggests developing Renping peninsula in Huizhou, east of Daya Bay, into an economic experimental zone based on Hong ...

  6. Free-trade zone may be built on prime site

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Officials are considering how to best use the border plot, says finance chief A border site between Hong Kong and Shenzhen is being considered for the proposed free-trade zone ... with Shenzhen when developing it. We're considering allowing Shenzhen residents to enter the zone without a visa, Hong Kong people can also enter and leave the zone freely,' Mr Tang said. ...

  7. Fears for wetland near free-trade site

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A strip of land intended for a wetland wildlife habitat has been revealed as a potential obstacle to development of a free-trade zone on the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border. Green ... 'Once the free-trade zone comes, there will be supporting infrastructure like roads and drainage to follow. It will open the door for sweeping changes to land use in the northwestern New ...

  8. Visa-free trade expo foreseen at the border

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with visa-free access for mainland and overseas visitors and Hongkongers by 2030, if a new planning study recommendation becomes reality. The study, 'Hong Kong 2030', proposes a free-trade zone ... of the proposed zone. 'Problems like the lack of infrastructure, the presence of contaminated mud dumped on the site, and its close proximity to Mai Po nature reserve will have to be resolved,' ...

  9. Future of free trade needs consultation

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The future of the proposed free-trade zone at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border would be decided in the next few months, the commerce, industry and technology secretary said ... on the matter. 'We have been studying the use of the zone for two to three years and have been in touch with different people,' he said. 'We still hold an open attitude ...

  10. Free-trade site still on the agenda

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai No backing down despite the high level of toxic mud The Planning Department is not backing down from its plans to turn a border zone into a proposed convention ... the long-term land use of the 100-hectare border zone as if it were a clean site. 'We were told about the dumping site by the Drainage Services Department quite a long time ago,' he said. ...




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