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  1. Hopes dashed for increase in cross-border vehicle quota

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Hongkongers who hope the opening of the Western Corridor in July will come with an increase in the cross-border vehicle quota will have to wait longer, a Legco document revealed ... there say it is not the right time. Now, applicants for a cross-border licence must have an investment of at least US$1 million on the mainland. The Hong Kong government has demanded the entry level ...

  2. Cross-border return of fugitives must be resolved

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a western country, Spain. Just as these developments demonstrate a growing realism on the part of Beijing, they also reflect an increasing acceptance in western capitals of the need to deal ... jurisdictional disputes over whether Hong Kong people suspected to have perpetrated crimes of a cross-border nature should be tried here or on the mainland. Now that it has reached repatriation deals ...

  3. Legco seeks closer cross-border liaison

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... was always arranging visits to the mainland, such as the Security Bureau's trip for legislators to visit the Western Corridor cross-border route before its opening last week. Moving the original ... and immigration. The motion calls on the government to set up permanent and efficient cross-border mechanisms to achieve these aims. The proposal tabled by Beijing loyalist was amended by the Civic ...

  4. More dubious decisions from Hong Kong Inc

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... by a multitude of factors is a steep increase in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel toll- whether to reflect inflation, reduce traffic jams, raise public revenue, reduce pollution or simply operate as a commercial enterprise like the western and eastern harbour ones. But no, the government thinks this would be too unpopular. Unpopular with whom? Not with the vast majority who travel through it on licensed ...

  5. Tsang's pals also friends with Tang

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with strong interests in Hong Kong, billionaire Cheung Chung Kiu. Cheung is chairman of Cross-Harbour Holdings, which owns 50 per cent of the Western Harbour Tunnel Company and 39.5 per cent ...

  6. Tsang should go out with a bang, not a whimper

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and politicians would not dare to object for fear of losing votes. Alternatively, the government could leave a lasting legacy by buying back the Eastern and Western cross-harbour tunnels, and unify tolls ...

  7. Henry tang testified at inquiry

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The financial secretary, one of the ministers involved in the Harbour Fest fiasco, was a witness at disciplinary proceedings against Mike Rowse. Henry Tang Ying-yen, was one of four witnesses cross-examined by Mr Rowse when they testified before an inquiry committee during a two-month hearing that started in November. Mr Tang, former commerce secretary, was one ...

  8. Official crossed line, HKU poll chief says

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A University of Hong Kong academic has deemed as 'politically motivated' a Beijing official's criticism of its survey, which found that locals view themselves more as Hongkongers than Chinese citizens. In heated rem ...

  9. Cross-border neighbours deserve a warm welcome

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung As a member of the Basic Law Committee, I can only stay silent on the judicial reviews sought by Filipino domestic helpers on the right of abode issue and on whether another interpretation of Hong Kong's mini-constitution may be necessa ...

  10. Potential rivals for top job cross paths but refuse to be drawn

    Posted Apr 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee last week poured scorn on a potential rival for the post of chief executive. Yesterday, the two found themselves side by side but refused to be drawn into any fray. Instead, Ip, chairwoman of the New People's Party, ...




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