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cross-border traders

Two strikes and you're out for Shenzhen smugglers

People buying daily household products such as shampoo in a pharmacy in Fanling. Photo: Felix Wong

In what could be a heavy blow to cross-border traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Guangdong authorites are planning to deny travel permits to Shenzhen residents found to have been involved in smuggling. 

Saturday, 17 August, 2013, 3:43am 3 comments

Ten arrested for breaching new milk formula restrictions

A new restriction came into force on Friday to curb cross-border trading of milk formula. Photo: Edward Wong

Ten people were arrested on the border for breaching a new restriction on milk formula export that came into effect on Friday.

The ten – eight Hong Kong and two mainland travellers – were caught at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints for separately trying to carry more than two tins, or 1.8 kilograms, of milk formula into the mainland.

2 Mar 2013 - 12:53am

Cross-border travellers hit by new restrictions

People repackage milk powders into smaller luggages outside Sheung Shui train station on Monday after the government announced a series of measures to crack down on parallel trading of milk powders last week. Photo: Nora Tam

Station employees turned several passengers away at the entrance to Sheung Shui station when their luggage topped the 23kg limit, which was introduced on Monday.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:35pm 2 comments

Two-can limit on milk powder to stop cross-border traders

Baby milk formula in a Hong Kong pharmacy. Photo: David Wong/SCMP

People departing Hong Kong will be limited to taking two cans, or 1.8kg, of milk powder in the latest government effort to crack down on trading by mainlanders that has led to shortages in the city.

2 Feb 2013 - 8:44am 18 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 3, 2012

Protesters at a "Protect Lung Mei" rally. Photo: Sam Tsang

Air quality objectives are outdated

The government should implement new air quality standards as soon as possible.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Shenzhen woman in cross-border raid jailed for 2 months

Police crack down on cross-border traders in Sheung Shui. Photo: David Wong

A mainland trader arrested during a crackdown in Sheung Shui last week was sentenced to two months in jail on Monday morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

50 parallel trading cases detected in HK-Shenzhen border crackdown

Travellers wait outside Sheung Shui station. Photo: Sam Tsang

More than 50 suspected parallel trading cases have been detected in the past week as a result of an enhanced crackdown by Hong Kong and Shenzhen customs authorities on illegal cross-border exports.

17 Sep 2012 - 11:37am 2 comments

Sheung Shui prices soar as mainland traders buy in bulk

A supporter of the cross-border traders tries to placate angry local protesters outside Sheung Shui station yesterday. Photo: David Wong

The average price of everyday goods in Sheung Shui is 10 to 20 per cent higher than in nearby districts as mainlanders flood in to snap up products to take across the border.

17 Sep 2012 - 10:47am 3 comments

Protesters rally in Sheung Shui against cross-border parallel traders

Protesters brandishing a modified colonial-era flag and a sign reading "Chinese people eat s**t" prompted an angry response from some at the scene. Photo: Felix Wong

Fights broke out in Sheung Shui yesterday during an angry protest against cross-border parallel traders. The protest, initiated via Facebook last week, started at 2pm, with about 50 residents in the border town gathering near an exit of Sheung Shui MTR station.

17 Sep 2012 - 10:47am 19 comments

Angry scenes erupt during protest against cross-border traders

Angry scenes erupted at Sheung Shui on Saturday afternoon after dozens of people launched a protest against cross-border traders.

The protest, initiated by netizens on Facebook earlier this week, started at 2pm with about 50 residents in the border town standing near exit C of Sheung Shui MTR station.

17 Sep 2012 - 11:41am