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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ivory smuggling a stain on Sino-African relations

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 04:31am by CHRISTOPHER LEE

    ... ago, authorities here seized one of the biggest hauls of smuggled ivory ever. Before that, another large shipment of ivory was discovered hidden in a container from West Africa. And, before ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    China and Vietnam co-operating despite border disputes

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... an agreement on extraditions in January. The easy to cross 1,350km long border has allowed smuggling and trafficking to flourish and it seems to be increasing. Police in Luoding busted a drug-smuggling ring from Vietnam this week, arresting three Vietnamese and four Chinese citizens, the Yangcheng Evening News reported. They were smuggling heroin and crystal meth from Vietnam through Guangxi ...

  3. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Sickening slaughter of rare tigers for sport on mainland China must be stopped

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Li Jing

    ... tiger carcasses and animal parts, plus a cache of weapons, including knives, guns and bullets, used by poachers to subdue the big cats. The tigers were reportedly caught in Vietnam and smuggled ... with short-lived crackdowns on wild bird poaching. One wonders if the same half-hearted approach will be adopted to tackling the smuggling and killing of tigers? Beijing has launched projects to protect ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong courts must take endangered wildlife trade more seriously

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... is a signatory) and an export permit is needed proving that strict conditions concerning the survival of that species have been met. International smuggling of these tortoises in Asia has been well ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's never-ending battle against smugglers

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Anti-smuggling battle never ends Smugglers operate wherever governments try to tax or control the movement of goods. It is the reason that so many illegal cigarettes ... gets, the greater will be the amounts involved, so customs and police have to ensure that they have adequate resources to fight such criminal activity. Governments create smuggling ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Milk powder beats out heroin in smuggling arrests- huh?

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 11:33am by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Bloomberg takes an odd angle on milk-powder smuggling in Hong Kong. " Milk smugglers top heroin courier arrests in Hong Kong " But isn’t that comparing apples with oranges? Clamping down on an illegal addictive substance requires a different operation than enforcing limits on a food staple such as baby formula. In the story, the second ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong foots the bill as Beijing tops up its tax take

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... up to tackle smuggling syndicates who are making millions of dollars a day shipping container loads of illegal goods between Hong Kong and the mainland. SCMP, March 30   Why? It's ... smuggled, which, according to our story on the Customs and Excise Department's new anti-smuggling squad, "include precious metals, animal furs, seafood, computer hard disks and frozen ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can help curb illegal fishing on the high seas

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:46pm by Wilson Lau

    ... regulations that stop port authorities having greater control over the smuggling of illegally sourced fish. One of the biggest loopholes is the administrative uncertainty that comes with Hong ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 28, 2014

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... help through the tobacco tax. In this year's budget the levy was raised and from now on I would like this to be done each year. It may lead to more smokers buying smuggled cigarettes, ...

  10. News - China

    Google Maps leads abducted Chinese boy home to family 23 years later

    Posted May 17th 2013, 11:16am by Amy Li

    ... Incredible story of Sichuan man snatched on his way to kindergarten A Sichuan man, abducted and taken to Fujian province at the age of five, has finally found his way home after spending years trying to work out where he came from. And he says he could no ...




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