Sheung Shui Station

45 arrested for breaking milk formula quota

Travellers who ride the MTR with their packaged infant milk formula must now undergo security checks at Sheung Shui station to ensure they are not carrying too much of the product before they can board the train to the mainland. Photo: Felix Wong

They included 26 Hong Kong residents and 18 mainlanders. One person had a foreign passport. Eight of those arrested were cross-border drivers.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 8:42am 7 comments

SCMP editor condemns attack on staff photographer

Two men (right, facing camera) suspected to be parallel traders, identify SCMP photographer May Tse prior to an alleged assault outside Sheung Shui train station on Thursday. Photo: May Tse

South China Morning Post Editor-in-Chief Wang Xiangwei condemned an attack on staff photographer May Tse by suspected paraller traders while on assignment in Sheung Shui on Thursday.

1 Mar 2013 - 8:43am 6 comments

Milk powder row triggers calls for review of visit scheme

Concern groups continue to rail against parallel traders from the mainland outside Sheung Shui station yesterday. Photo: David Wong

Tourism Board chairman and Liberal Party lawmaker James Tien Pei-chun said he welcomed measures to clamp down on trading of the milk powder, but called for an end to the scheme's multi-entry permits. He said visitors from Shenzhen should be limited to a single entry per day.

4 Feb 2013 - 11:47am 7 comments

Police intervene as tempers rise over milk formula trade

The government would amend the import and export law to limit every person departing Hong Kong to two cans, or 1.8kg, of milk powder.

As an elderly man angrily denied accusations he was a parallel-goods trader, his shouts drew in dozens of police officers, who escorted him from the scene.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Sheung Shui parallel-traders protest descends into chaos

Protesters block entry to Sheung Shui station. Photo: David Wong

Scuffles broke out and two parallel traders were arrested for assault during a protest at Sheung Shui MTR station yesterday.

About 20 people took part in the protest, organised by a Facebook group concerned about parallel-goods traders buying up goods in the area to resell at a profit across the border.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am 4 comments

Arrests of parallel traders brings calm to Sheung Shui

A lone mainland trader sits on his trolley outside Sheung Shui station in the relative calm yesterday following the round-up of 131 traders on Wednesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

For once, commuters using Sheung Shui station yesterday didn't have to find a way past queues of traders' trolleys.

The worst congestion vanished after Wednesday's swoop on 131 mainlanders involved in the parallel-goods trade.

21 Sep 2012 - 3:41pm 1 comment

New status for wetland

The government has designated Long Valley, a 37-hectare stretch of wetland near Sheung Shui, a natural ecological park.

The bird haven was spared dissection by the Lok Ma Chau rail line in 2000 after public opposition.

In late 2010, birdwatchers reported that there were at least 261 species of birds in the area.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Minibus driver cleared over traffic officer's death

A minibus driver accused of causing the death of a traffic policeman by dangerous driving was acquitted yesterday after a judge said it was not clear whether or not he had run a red light.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Pilot fined HK$4,000 for child's death

An airline pilot who killed a four-year-old boy on a pedestrian crossing was fined HK$4,000 yesterday.

A District Court judge acquitted Cathay Pacific second officer Leung Chiu-yu, 26, of dangerous driving causing death but convicted him on a lesser charge of careless driving.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmaker calls for compulsory helmets amid rising cycle toll

As the number of cycling accidents increases and reckless cycling claims more lives, a lawmaker has urged the government to make wearing safety helmets compulsory for cyclists.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Man in court over sex attacks on girls

Police believe they have snared a sex attacker who preyed on girls on Ching Ho Estate in Sheung Shui from May. The jobless man, 33, was arrested on Wednesday over an assault on a 12-year-old girl. Three other girls, aged 12 to 14, said they had been assaulted. The man was charged with wounding with intent and indecent assault yesterday. He appears at Fanling Court today.

21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Rise in catering sector accidents

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Royal lifestyle for HK$44 million

A common perception is that luxury residential properties are located on The Peak or Repulse Bay. But homes in these two picturesque areas come at staggering prices.

However, in recent years, some of the city's rich and famous have been venturing towards the New Territories, away from the bustling city, and living in areas such as the Gold Coast, Sheung Shui and Fanling.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Traffic policeman killed in line of duty to receive full honours

9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Family tragedies

February 26, 2010 A woman, 39, carries her seven-year-old son and jumps from Tsing Yi South Bridge

February 7 A mother, 41, hurls her four-year-old daughter from seventh floor of a shopping centre in Sham Shui Po before leaping to her death. The girl is saved by a safety net

1 Jun 2010 - 12:00am