Schengen, Luxembourg

Visa shift may make Berlin a hub for Chinese traffickers

Chinese tourists love Germany's fairytale castles, romantic scenery and beer. Chinese criminals apparently prefer lax visa requirements that have allowed human traffickers to smuggle thousands of illegal immigrants into the European Union.

Friday, 11 March, 2005, 12:00am


A US$3 million (about HK$23 million) security system has been installed at the Egyptian museum in Cairo to guard against theft from the home of some of the world's richest archaeological treasures.

28 Apr 1998 - 12:00am


With reference to the article which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on October 23 headlined, 'Italy does a U-turn on visa entry', may I add some further considerations which may be helpful to better understand visa requirements for holders of travel documents of the SAR travelling to Italy.

25 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Britain alerted on BOC

ELIGIBILITY rules for British Overseas Citizen (BOC) passports will have to be worked out by 1996 to make sure qualified applicants get hold of the document after Hong Kong reverts to Chinese sovereignty, according to Principal Assistant Secretary forSecurity Simon Vickers.

15 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Setback on visas

THE decision of nine out of 12 European Community countries to demand visas from Hong Kong British passport holders is regrettable. But it is not aimed specifically or exclusively at Hong Kong. Nor is it the end of the world.

11 Aug 1993 - 12:00am