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North District, Hong Kong

Then & Now: early maps attest to HK's 'fluid' borders

Early maps of Hong Kong, however inaccurate, provide a picture of its historical evolution and ever-shifting borders. writes Jason Wordie.

Saturday, 27 October, 2012, 11:20pm

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.

Complaints from Hong Kong residents have done little to ease the crush - until this month's crackdown by Hong Kong and Shenzhen authorities.

29 Sep 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

Minister offers 'HK buyers only' bait in New Territories housing project

In a last-ditch effort to defuse a potential political crisis over plans for three new towns near the border, the development minister suggested yesterday that some of the flats could be reserved for Hong Kong buyers.

22 Sep 2012 - 6:48pm 1 comment

Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

Protests by residents in North District to drive mainland parallel traders away have triggered heated debate on the internet.

Cultural critic and academic Chin Wan urged support for a Sheung Shui group that last week staged several protests at the area's MTR station against the cross-border carriers. Scuffles broke out when protesters chanted anti-mainlander slogans.

20 Sep 2012 - 3:17am

Kwu Tung: villagers vow to fight new town development plan

For most of his life, Lee Siu-wah desired nothing more than the quiet life he enjoyed in Kwu Tung, in the northern reaches of the New Territories.

Little did he expect that he would one day be swept up in a battle to save his home village from being swept off the map in a major redevelopment project by the government.

15 Oct 2012 - 11:36am

Rural call to arms over plan to take land in New Territories

It was a celebratory meal that woke Ping Che resident Lee Po-hang up to the fact that she would lose her home and be forced out of the village she has lived in all her life to make way for a massive new town.

13 Sep 2012 - 9:26am

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

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

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