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Slight respite from parallel traders in Hong Kong may not last

For years, border checkpoints between Sheung Shui and Shenzhen have been a jammed, chaotic mess as thousands of parallel traders commute, with carts bulging with boxes and heavy bags, in a cat-and-mouse game with customs officers.

Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 3:44am 1 comment

Parallel exporters using Hong Kong flats as warehouses

Parallel traders who tried to outsmart police by using residential flats instead of industrial units for goods storage were raided yesterday by law enforcement officers armed with emergency court warrants.

Immigration and police officers arrested 15 mainlanders in the fourth action in eight days against illegal activities by parallel exporters.

27 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Immigration officers threaten holiday mayhem with work-to-rule

Frontline immigration officers warned that their planned work-to-rule could paralyse border control points during the National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays next month if talks with the department over providing extra officers break down.

5 Sep 2012 - 8:24am

Lo Wu closed-border quota upsets parents of children studying in city

Some cross-border pupils were unable to start school yesterday because they lacked permits that enable them to reach their school buses waiting in the boundary closed area.

4 Sep 2012 - 2:40am

Shenzhen multi-entry travel permits for Hong Kong delayed

Non-permanent residents of Shenzhen eager to apply for a multi-entry permit to Hong Kong were met with signs telling them no permits would be issued for the next three weeks on the day new rules took effect.

5 Sep 2012 - 9:47pm

Third time lucky

After disappointing experiences with contractors, a couple finally found the man to make their wishes come true.

16 Sep 2012 - 2:37am

Immigration staff cannot cope with extra visitors, unions say

Frontline immigration officers have warned border controls are at a "critical point" and need an extra 400 staff before the influx of visitors that a relaxation of entry- permit rules in Shenzhen will bring this month.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Barcode readers help pupils get through border checkpoints quicker

Kindergarten and primary school pupils who live in Shenzhen but attend Hong Kong schools will be able to cross the border quicker, thanks to new technology at the checkpoints.

Handheld barcode readers will be used at several border points next month.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:50am

Officials developing Lok Ma Chau Loop recognise need to protect wetlands

I refer to the letter from Mike Kilburn of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society ('Development threatens sensitive area', July 24) regarding the Lok Ma Chau Loop.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

Father of baby born at border is jailed

A baby was born while his mainland parents were being interrogated at the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint, a court was told yesterday.

But while the child will get the Hong Kong identity card his parents craved, his father will spend a year in prison after admitting attempting to evade border controls aimed at stemming the influx of pregnant mainlanders into the city.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm