Sham Chun River

Why won't government put us in the loop on the Loop?

Officials yesterday disclosed details of the plan for the 870,000 square metre [Lok Ma Chau Loop], which belongs to Shenzhen but is managed by the Hong Kong government.

SCMP, November 24

Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 12:00am

Qianhai options - a bait to see if anyone in HK will bite?

Options being considered by Shenzhen officials and academics for Qianhai include allowing Hong Kong offshore financial institutions and arbitration institutions to set up branches in Qianhai, a pilot scheme for free convertibility of the yuan, and introduction of salaries and profits taxes much lower than elsewhere on the mainland.

SCMP, November 8

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Border area needs handling with care

History has meant that Hong Kong's border with the mainland is an environmental treasure. The closure for half a century of 28 sq km to keep out illegal immigrants and restrict unlawful activities has made it a habitat for our animals and plants, a number of which are found nowhere else. Plans to open the area for development have to therefore be treated with the utmost care.

7 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Cities must not sacrifice our border green corridor

The opening of most of the security zone along Hong Kong's border with Shenzhen is all but inevitable. The two cities have become increasingly integrated socially and economically. The frontier zone has served for nearly six decades as a bulwark against smugglers, illegal immigrants and other criminals. But its law enforcement value has declined as the two cities move closer together.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Ideas floated for HK-Shenzhen mega-city

A plan to make Hong Kong and Shenzhen a single metropolis and an economic powerhouse bigger than London, Paris, Chicago or Los Angeles by 2020 has been set out by a think-tank close to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Smugglers' oil pipeline found near Lowu

Police in Hong Kong and Shenzhen yesterday broke up a syndicate that used illegally installed underground pipes to smuggle hundreds of tonnes of palm oil from Hong Kong into the mainland.

The discovery was made after Hong Kong authorities found sophisticated pumping equipment near the Lowu border. They traced the oil pipes and found they led to Shenzhen.

21 May 2005 - 12:00am

In Brief

Last phase of shenzhen river project signed

22 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Shenzhen seeks World Bank loan for its rivers project

Shenzhen authorities plan to apply for a loan of US$300 million (HK$2.34 billion) from the World Bank to finance the city's flood-prevention projects, including the final phase of the plan to tackle the pollution in the Shenzhen River.

The issues of pollution and flooding are linked because silt and other contaminants settle as sediment and alter the water flow.

10 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Two-way traffic as cashed-up illegal workers sneak back to mainland

Up to 30 mainlanders are caught every year trying to sneak back to Shenzhen after working illegally in Hong Kong.

A police source said yesterday the illegal workers were intercepted while swimming across the border or hiding under mainland-bound trucks in an attempt to leave Hong Kong.

19 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Different planet

I refer to the report headlined 'UN green award for polluted Shenzhen' (South China Morning Post, May 17).

The United Nations Environment Programme has given an award to Shenzhen for being one of the world's 'most environmentally friendly cities'.

20 May 2002 - 12:00am

Tale of two cities

Shenzhen's transformation from rural backwater to one of the major economic powerhouses of the mainland has been breathtaking.

26 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Battling villagers

Many people feel sympathy for indigenous residents in the New Territories who are gradually losing old privileges granted when their land was rented by the British.

But the villagers involved in yesterday's violence in Sheung Shui do not fall into this category. They have no legal right to the land on which they have built their homes.

17 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Mainland's helping hand

Another golden age beckons for Hong Kong. But does the SAR - and its vast hinterland - have the right stuff? As with several other turning points in Hong Kong history, the China factor is key to the zone's possible new take-off.

In the past month, top cadres have indicated Beijing will help lift the SAR to another era of prosperity.

28 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Make Shenzhen extended suburb of Hong Kong

I refer to the present land shortage problem facing the Hong Kong SAR Government.

One of the solutions to this problem would be to expand the administrative city boundary of Hong Kong.

25 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

New boundary map shows additional sea space

I refer to the report headlined, 'New borders shrink SAR by twice size of HK Island', which was published in the South China Morning Post, on August 9.

We noticed that the article used an old map based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the boundary of administration that Hong Kong initialled with Guangdong in January and signed in June.

18 Aug 1997 - 12:00am