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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should expand facilities to deal with surge in visitor arrivals

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... who find Hong Kong is already overrun by tourists, in particular those from the mainland, they have every right to be concerned. Whether there is still room to take in more visitors is open ... mainlanders have been allowed to travel to the city under the individual visitor scheme that was set up in 2003. From jewellery stores and high-end restaurants to toiletries and infant milk formula, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1415286/hong-kong-should-expand-facilities-deal-surge-visitor
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong can accommodate growing number of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:06pm by CHEAH CHENG HYE

    ... Cheah Cheng Hye Cheah Cheng Hye says it's possible for Hong Kong to successfully accommodate the growing number of mainland visitors, with some imaginative thinking and a return of its 'can-do' spirit Creative flows The Hong Kong economy relies heavily on spending by visitors from the Chinese mainland- yet a growing minority of Hong Kong residents don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1463179/how-hong-kong-can-accommodate-growing-number-mainland-visitors
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Research reveals local fears amid concern that government's projections are too low Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll Almost two-thirds of Hong Kong people want controls on the influx of individual mainland visitors, a university survey shows. Results of the poll by the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at Chinese University were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463328/public-want-controls-mainland-visitors-poll
  4. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Mandarin Oriental sells out to mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:18am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Mandarin Oriental sells out to mainland visitors What? The Landmark Mandarin Oriental? Say it ain't so. But it is. And it's got former legislator Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee irked. Public Eye is more than irked. It is one thing when a cha chaan teng switches its menu to simplified Chinese to lure mainland tourists, but quite another when the Landmark Mandarin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462670/mandarin-oriental-sells-out-mainland-visitors
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic groups propose arrival tax of up to HK$100 to curb mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of mainland visitors. But the idea drew a hostile reaction from the tourist industry, which said it would damage the city's image, and a Beijing-friendly lawmaker who said it was a rather ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Suggestion by democratic groups to charge visitors up to HK$100 is rejected by the tourism trade and labelled ‘brutal’ by one lawmaker ‘Tax them at border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425649/democratic-groups-propose-arrival-tax-hk100-stop-mainland-visitors
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... in 2017. Of the roughly 54.3 million visitors last year, 70 per cent were from the mainland. The news stoked fears resources would be overwhelmed. The more radical protesters told ... Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Anti-mainlander protests prompted officials to confer with Exco member Hong Kong travel alert ‘considered’ It crossed the minds of mainland officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452645/mainland-officials-considered-hong-kong-travel-alert-says-executive
  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... Ernest Kao and Lo Wei Demonstrators dressed as Red Guards urge mainlanders to spend their cash at home 'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland visitors bemused Revolutionary music blared through the streets of Causeway Bay yesterday as dozens of people dressed in Red Guard uniforms staged a tongue-in-cheek protest against the influx of mainland visitors to Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450190/patriotic-protest-leaves-mainland-chinese-visitors-bemused
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mainland China and Hong Kong must work together to deal with crush of visitors

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Work together to ease the crush Tourism is of crucial importance to Hong Kong's economy, yet the growing love-hate relationship with visitors from the mainland would ... enormously from mainland tourism, the individual visitor scheme alone bringing in HK$26 billion in 2012. Given the benefits, we should be patient and tolerant. We should have faith in the free ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1448969/mainland-china-and-hong-kong-must-work-together-deal-crush
  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Local concerns complicate hopes of a cap on visitors

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Negotiating a limit on individual visits proves far harder than persuading Beijing to allow them Local concerns complicate hopes of a cap on visitors It's a cold winter day in 2003, and the director of the State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, Liao Hui, is receiving a special guest in Beijing. The visitor is on a mission from Hong Kong chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480936/local-concerns-complicate-hopes-cap-visitors
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Direct rage at officials, not mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Philip Bowring

    ... at officials, not the visitors The proposal to limit or tax mainland visitors is absurd and can only create ill will, not only among mainlanders but the wider world. Yet, while government officials ... a heavy responsibility for that policy- and for attendant ones such as the surrender to illegalities protected by the Heung Yee Kuk. Another gripe about mainland visitors is that they make public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432714/direct-rage-officials-not-mainland-chinese-visitors

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