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  1. Self reliance

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... for the year from 1.5 to 2 per cent. Government economist K.Y. Tang attributed the revised forecast to a strengthening of the world economy, growing numbers of mainland visitors and higher local ... last year. What Hong Kong visitors spend in the mainland far exceeds what mainlanders are expected to spend in Hong Kong. It is the sight of mainland tourists that has caused people here ...

  2. Ties that bind us to Guangdong

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... is reflected in the fact that of 11.7 million mainland visitors coming to the city under the individual travel scheme until August this year, the vast majority, 8.5 million, were from Guangdong. ... legislators and other officials to discuss issues. That is as it should be. For too long, Hong Kong's relationship with the mainland has been artificially strained. No doubt, each side has ...

  3. Home truths

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Chinese. Already, the tourists coming here are overwhelmingly mainland Chinese. In future, mainlanders will also account for an increasing number of business visitors or corporate representatives. This is not to say that mainlanders should not be made welcome. They should. But unless Hong Kong is careful, it will increasingly be seen as just a Chinese city. To be perceived as an international city, ...

  4. We can be proud of contribution to China

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to the economy. But the mainland benefited for decades from Hong Kong visitors, who spent freely while sightseeing. Again, it was a case of the mainland catching up with Hong Kong. Historically, Hong Kong ... Frank Ching In recent weeks, there has been a lot of celebrating, but not in Hong Kong. In November, mainland China and Taiwan finally established the 'three links'- direct ...

  5. Change of direction

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... such as on signboards, they were written from right to left. Visitors to old temples on the mainland, for example, can still see signs written from right to left but, for the most part, newspapers and books on the mainland are printed with the words running across the page horizontally, from left to right, like English. I remember my late brother-in-law arguing for writing Chinese vertically, as in the old ...

  6. Blind to legal abuses

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... into hiding, the authorities would jail her relatives and neighbours, and beat them until she turned herself in. Officials in Beijing agreed that such behaviour was a flagrant violation of mainland law. However, so far they have not lifted a finger to help this blind man, who has been beaten up, detained and interrogated, and who now is under virtual house arrest and allowed no visitors ...

  7. The power of progress

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... on the mainland. By special arrangement, we visited the Daya Bay nuclear power plant in Shenzhen. Those in charge exuded a sense of confidence and pride that Chinese technicians are now running the plant, ... and are considering various options, including using sea water to flush out industrial pollutants. Shenzhen can also make other improvements. One obvious example is the vast arrival hall for foreign visitors ...

  8. It's not the economy, folks

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that 'pushing too hard on democracy will be fatal'. The mainland is hoping that the mood in Hong Kong will change once the economy rebounds - and it is doing everything it can to make that happen. ... 29, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao presided over the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between mainland China and Hong Kong. The agreement, which was negotiated over a period ...

  9. The forgotten prisoners

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Chinese society has traditionally accorded visitors from afar a place of honour. Even today, officials routinely speak not of 'foreigners' but of 'foreign friends'. ... foreign inmates are kept apart from other prisoners. What is interesting, though, is the fact that even today, the Chinese government treats Hong Kong people who commit crimes on the mainland very ...

  10. Beijing needs to shed light on Macau bans

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Now that central government officials are looking into Macau's barring of certain visitors from Hong Kong, hopefully some clarification will be forthcoming. It also helps ... faculty at the University of Hong Kong, was denied entry, a Macau security spokesman merely said: 'He knows what he did.' This is typical of the mainland. Instead of explaining ...




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