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Parallel trading

The influx of parallel traders who buy their stock tax-free in Hong Kong to resell it in mainland China at a profit is causing growing unrest. Residents of Sheung Shui, a town close to China's border, say the increase in parallel importers has pushed up retail prices and causes a general nuisance. Importers argue that their trade benefits the Hong Kong economy.

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SCMP editor condemns attack on staff photographer

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 February, 2013, 11:29pm
UPDATED : Friday, 01 March, 2013, 8:43am

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.

The two were arrested but have yet to be charged.

The South China Morning Post condemns violence of any kind against journalists who are carrying out their legitimate and rightful duties

Tse was taken to hospital for an examination but was found not to be seriously injured.

"The South China Morning Post condemns violence of any kind against journalists who are carrying out their legitimate and rightful duties," Wang said on Thursday.

Journalists play an important role in Hong Kong, a free society ruled by law, Wang said. Such violence has no place in this city and should not be tolerated.


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I hate to say it, but a lot of HK citizens are becoming barbaric and even worse than the scums in third world countries..........no wonder that Chinese academics in China call HK'ers dogs.........can you blame them?
hard times !
The brutal and rude acts committed by these two parellel traders who are Hong Kong permanent residents but appeared to be a shame of our society which values rule of law and freedom of press which should never bow to violence or threats.Taking photos of parellel traders is nothing special or illegal, just a rightful and legitimate act carried our by any local reporters. These two Hong Kong guys might worry that their faces would be recognized by the authorities concerned and later be arrested or their illegal activities be affected. Yet any violent acts should receive zero-tolerance.We demand our police to take tough actions against these rascals whose acts have caused great inconveience towards residents living in Sheung Shui.
darn smugglers…
This is simply barbaric to assault anyone. What has Hong Kong became to?
Just employing tried and true mainland tactics. Except in mainland it would be the police beating the photog.
Welcome to the new HK...
Typo in the text...should it be "paraller"?


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