外文标题：China smugglers dig tunnel into Hong Kong: Media
BEIJING: Chinese smugglers dug a “professional” concrete tunnel into Hong Kong equipped with lights, vents, steel reinforcements and even rails to transport goods, domestic media reported on Wednesday.
The underground path had “one end in a rented garage in Shenzhen and another in a thicket of reeds in Hong Kong, totally concealed”, said a report posted on the official website china.com.cn.
“It was dug in a totally professional way,” it said.
Semi-autonomous Hong Kong, along with Shenzhen in mainland China, are both important trade hubs for the fast-growing and massive market.
But the two have very different tariff systems.
The as-yet unidentified smugglers sought to exploit their proximity by building a 40-metre-long (130 feet) underground passage and installing a rail track and wagon with a block-and-tackle system to ferry goods such as cell phones and tablet computers.
The tunnel stood about 0.8 metres wide and 1 metre high, just big enough for an adult to crawl through.
It started from a remote area of Shenzhen, in a garage full of bags packed with sludge dug up from the tunnel, and ended in a cluster of tall reeds a few metres past a river dividing mainland China and Hong Kong, with the nearest village 20 metres away.
The project was estimated to have cost three million yuan ($490,000) and taken four months to build.
Border officers discovered the tunnel a week ago, and a nearby resident said she heard drilling noises for one or two nights but assumed they were for renovations.
The man who rented the garage had used a fake ID, authorities were quoted as saying.
Arl Bondumalli (Kalpakkam)
excellent skill used for an unusual purpose. 0.8 meter wide 1 m height and costs $490000 for a length of 40 mts. is smuggling more technical in china than in other countries.
Bijay Singh (Ludhiana, Punjab, India)
Good old times …
Tarun Kumar Ganguly (Calcutta, India)
Even Hong Kong is in China. Digging tunnel makes no sense.
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Great Infrastructural skill misused.
Ess Wee (Unknown)
Second hand ir duplicate tunnle
What an infrastructure Marvelous?
China only can this kind of thing’s..
Shanthakumar HP (Bharat)
too much of restriction causes such scandalous acts from people…
Soon people would know that a powerful lady,wife of any present or EX CCP member is behind this?
COLORFULBANDHA (Milkyway Galaxy)
lock up those smugglers in the same tunnel for few years as punishment.
PKumar Kumar (India)
Very good.. check if any Chinese or Paki had same type tunnel or any tunnel towards India crossed the border already..