Audrey Parwani | South China Morning Post
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Audrey Parwani

Open new checkpoint to help cross-border pupils, say groups

Educational organisations and parents' groups want officials to help solve the problems of children who have to cross the border from the mainland every day to attend schools in Hong Kong.

Thursday, 20 September, 2007, 12:00am

Open new checkpoint to help cross-border pupils, say groups

Educational organisations and parents' groups want officials to help solve the problems of children who have to cross the border from the mainland every day to attend schools in Hong Kong.

The call came a week after a four-year-old child was found alone and crying at the Lo Wu checkpoint.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Ban could push up prices during festival

Wholesale prices for poultry could rise by as much as HK$10 a catty (600 grams) during the Mid-Autumn Festival next week as local farmers withhold stocks following a partial ban on poultry from Guangdong.

Health chief York Chow Yat-ngok announced on Monday a three-week ban on poultry and egg imports from farms within a 24km radius of Xinzao town, in Panyu district.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Floating book fair heading city's way

The world's oldest ocean-going passenger ship will be making its eighth and possibly last visit to the city next week for a month-long stay to showcase the world's largest floating book fair.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

HK fails finders-keepers mobile phone test

Hong Kong may pride itself on being one of the safest cities in the world, but it doesn't rate so well on honesty - at least where mobile phones are concerned.

You are less likely to get back a lost phone in Hong Kong than in any of 32 cities around the world, with one exception, according to a magazine's honesty survey.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Anger over 10pc jump in wholesale live pig price

The row between pork traders and suppliers escalated after Hong Kong's major supplier of live pigs raised prices by 10 per cent yesterday, just two days after traders threatened to break the supply duopoly.

19 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Developers oppose law to define flat size

Real estate developers and the government have rejected calls for legislation to standardise the definition of saleable areas of flats to curb misleading sales practices, despite mounting pressure for such a law.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Pay-TV tactics bring surge of complaints

A lawmaker has urged the police and government to investigate a growing number of complaints by pay-TV users who say they have been misled by unscrupulous salesmen to enter into service contracts.

The Neighbourhood and Worker's Service Centre has received about 100 complaints from Kwai Chung residents in the past three months, more than 90 of them against Cable TV.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Councillors oppose plan for historic court

Sham Shui Po district councillors have overwhelmingly opposed turning a historic court building into a headquarters for the examinations authority. They were particularly angered to learn yesterday that public access to most of the building would be restricted if the plan went ahead.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

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