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  1. Tobacco titans attempt to filter the smoke from the fire

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... for an estimated 3-5 per cent of the market, most of them smuggled and thus paying no import duty, and that this share will increase as restrictions on imports are eased and tariffs fall, as mandated ... from the sale, instead of zero if they are smuggled? And, while tobacco is 'strategic' in terms of tax revenue, it is not comparable to arms, oil, banking or telecommunications ...

  2. Into the wild

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... exotic reptiles being smuggled into Hong Kong as pets. (Trading in endangered species is an offence liable to a maximum penalty of a HK$5 million fine and two years in jail.) But dilemmas can ...

  3. Patrol boat diplomacy

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... coastguard officer said they had captured a vessel smuggling drugs because a Chinese crew had radioed ahead a description of the vessel that had outrun them. Several weeks ago, officers from ...

  4. God's businessman has eye on Bible theme park

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... economy of the 1980s. After escaping to the city, he was detained by the authorities for four days but managed to obtain a Hong Kong identity card. When he found his parents, who had been smuggled ...

  5. Vancouver shocked by gangland executions

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... smuggled in from the United States. The police department has been butting heads with the mayor and city council as it seeks more money for officers to patrol the street. Last spring the police ...

  6. Paper sales let student learn responsibility

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... store in the eastern suburbs for three months two years ago. I spent six to seven hours selling smuggled mobile phones and was paid 30 yuan a day. After the government closed it down, I worked ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prices of cigarettes, can help people to give up. The Hong Kong government should take the initiative and stamp out the practice of smuggling cigarettes. Shirley Chu, Sha Tin ...

  8. Upwardly mobile

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vehicles and smuggled contraband up for government auction earlier this month were 248 fax machines, 11 Toshiba plasma television sets, 600 Panasonic personal stereos, 580 hard-disk drives and 243 ... use. Failure to comply and a summary conviction could result in a $50,000 fine and two years in jail. According to Customs and Excise, 14 smuggling cases yielded 6,442 items last year. Between ...

  9. China's most wanted

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Morgan Falconer

    ... it seems (Lai's story is full of whispers and mysteries), he's a multimillionaire property developer, playboy and smuggler. 'Smuggling was the main thing,' August says. ... bribe the government and better themselves. But Lai has a special importance. 'Smuggling is where Lai's political significance lies,' August says. 'He was doing ...

  10. Darkness at noon

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... with pain. The photo is of Ni herself, taken while she was in prison and smuggled to the outside world. 'This is the biggest news on the microblog scene today,' says He Yang, ...




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