Identity Document

Student group accuses police of harassment

The police watchdog is poised to follow up claims from students campaigning against national education that officers unjustifiably checked their ID cards and recorded names, addresses and phone numbers.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:20pm

Britons may be fined, held under new passport rules

Britons and other foreign nationals living on the mainland are legally required to keep their passports with them. But under new British rules, citizens needing to renew their travel documents must send them to the regional passport processing centre in Hong Kong.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


ID card checks not thorough

Jeremy Newton's letter about somebody having used his vote during the district council elections ('Someone else voted in my place', December 9) just confirms my own observations over many years that many officials charged with checking a person's identity fall down on the job.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Police hunt for fraudster who stole HK$900,000

Police are hunting a daring fraudster who disguised himself as a wealthy businessman and stole HK$900,000 from the victim's account using his identity card and bank card.

Officers said the man, who appeared to be South Asian, made brazen over-the-counter cash transfers at three branches of a local bank.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Police want Sim-ple way to catch up with mobile criminals

Frontline police have called for a change in the law to regulate the sale of prepaid mobile phone SIM cards which they say have become the communication tool of choice for criminals.

But their call - which would bring Hong Kong in line with an increasing number of overseas jurisdictions - has been met by a wall of concerns over privacy from lawmakers.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK$34m fix for hospital fees loophole

A HK$34 million computer system will be developed to close a loophole that allows ineligible people to receive subsidised care at public hospitals - and which is estimated to cost the taxpayer HK$20 million a year.

5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Bogus exam candidate sent to jail

A visitor from the mainland who confessed to having used a forged identity card to sit someone else's exams was yesterday jailed for six months. Zhao Chunlin, 18, pleaded guilty to three counts of using a forged identity card and a count of conspiracy to defraud.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Data of 100 people stolen in HK$1m credit card scam

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Number's up for permit confusion

The numerical pairing of 01 might not mean much to anyone but those who call it binary and use it as a basis for mathematical calculations including computer processing.

But to Hongkongers it can mean the difference between accessing a bank account, completing a property deal or even boarding a plane.

10 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Judge delays sentence to allow restitution

Sentencing of Christine Loh Kung-wai's former personal assistant - who used the former lawmaker's particulars and credit card for a two-month spending spree of more than HK$1 million - was deferred yesterday so she could make restitution.

Deputy District Court Judge Merinda Chow Yin-chu gave Fung Wai-kwan, 33, until Monday to pay back almost HK$700,000.

9 May 2009 - 12:00am

University accused of using student IDs to get credit cards

A university in Xian secretly used the personal information of at least 11,000 students to apply for credit cards as a return favour for a bank loan, the mainland's media reported.

And when exposed, reports said, the university's propaganda chief threatened to detain a reporter investigating the case.

22 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Identity card leads to arrest

An identity card found at the scene of an alleged theft in Aberdeen led to the arrest of a 47-year-old man in Sham Shui Po yesterday. Police suspect the man is the same one who allegedly tied up a woman and her mother after breaking into their flat at 2.30am. The younger woman said she was robbed of several thousand dollars.

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Customs agents get smart ID cards

Customs will next month introduce smart cards to replace their current paper identity cards.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

16 arrests crack HK$2m credit card scam

A credit card racket that cheated 15 banks out of HK$2 million in the past nine months was broken with the arrest of 16 people, including three core figures, police said yesterday.

Eight credit cards, six forged and stolen identity cards, bogus documents and about HK$30,000 in cash were seized when officers raided more than 20 locations on Monday.

9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Smart living in Hong Kong

New technology could pave the way for world's first cashless society

Hong Kong may not be regarded as a centre for information technology, but it could position itself as the first cashless society in the world with its extensive use of smart cards in commercial applications.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am