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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Angry scenes erupt during protest against cross-border traders

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 04:11pm by Amy Nip and Joyce Ng

    ... Amy Nip Angry scenes erupted at Sheung Shui on Saturday afternoon after dozens of people launched a protest against cross-border traders. The protest, initiated by netizens on Facebook earlier this week, started at 2pm with about 50 residents in the border town standing near exit C of Sheung Shui MTR station. “Recover Sheung Shui! Protect our homes!” they chanted, from slogans ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... ft in Sheung Shui district. "It's not as easy as moving a home. We have to honour our commitment to our customers," said Pong, who took over the factory from his father. Yuet ... The administration has set a target of building nearly 470,000 public and private flats in the next 10 years, some in at least five new towns in Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long South, Kam Tin South, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Beijing official's 'sensitive' visit to border town raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... late on Thursday showing its director, Zhang Xiaoming, visiting Sheung Shui and talking to shopkeepers and residents. "Director Zhang has paid a visit... to learn on the ground how ...

  4. New status for wetland

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The government has designated Long Valley, a 37-hectare stretch of wetland near Sheung Shui, a natural ecological park. The bird haven was spared dissection by the Lok Ma Chau rail line in 2000 after public opposition. In late 2010, birdwatchers reported that there were at least 261 species of birds in the area. The Development Bureau will also preserve part ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Preserving the past in new buildings is back in fashion

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Chicago Booth, scheduled to open in 2017, and the Sham Shui Po campus of Savannah College of Art and Design, transformed from the decommissioned North Kowloon Magistracy building (by international ... on Lantau Island, the repurposing of just one building has also injected life into an entire community. The Grade II historic former marine police station had lain empty for years before its ...

  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Jeweller Luk Fook posts record profit of HK$1.86b after gold binge

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:04am by TIFFANY AP

    ... on the Hong Kong market was very cautious. This year the company would open one to three stores in Hong Kong, most likely in the New Territories districts of Sha Tin, Yuen Long or Sheung Shui, which ... chief executive William Wong Wai-sheung said. Chief financial officer Kathy Chan said April and May sales fell 56 per cent year on year but that was within expectations as that period last year ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Moving pumping station to Flagstaff House will destroy heritage site

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 01:33pm by KEN BORTHWICK

    ... Ken Borthwick Ken Borthwick says the government is again showing its ignorance of the meaning of heritage conservation with plans to relocate a water station to the site of iconic ... pumping station to a critical part of the site of Flagstaff House (now the Museum of Tea Ware), formerly the residence of the British military commanders in Hong Kong. It is the oldest Western ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-town funding vote prompts people to cast ballots in unofficial referendum

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 11:59am by Ernest Kao, JEFFIE LAM, Joyce Ng, Phila Siu

    ... of breaching the rules both times. The funding request was passed 29-2. Most of the roughly 20 pan-democrats present did not vote. Chan Shui-lin, a housewife, said Ng was "not even qualified ... to implement universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election. In Tin Shui Wai, where a new polling facility was set up on the final day, a queue formed in the rain even before it opened. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    SCMP editor condemns attack on staff photographer

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 11:29pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter South China Morning Post Editor-in-Chief Wang Xiangwei on Thursday condemned an attack on staff photographer May Tse by suspected parallel traders while on assignment in Sheng Shui. Tse was on assignment in Sheung Shui, taking pictures of parallel traders crossing the border, as she was assaulted by two men who police suspect to be Hong Kong permanent residents. ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 7, 2014

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... One admission in September 2015 either? Perhaps the secretary for education would like to comment. Charles Yeung, Sheung Shui ...




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