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  1. Lifestyle - Travel

    Anger towards mainland visitors likely to worsen unless problems addressed

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:01am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com With mainland tourist numbers forecast to rise, local resentment towards the visitors is likely to worsen unless problems are addressed, writes Bernice ... of the GDP, according Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung) and do not take issue with mainland visitors coming to their neighbourhood, he says. The problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1495953/anger-towards-mainland-visitors-likely-worsen-unless-problems
  2. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Ai Weiwei's new work inspired by milk powder debate

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... migrate from a health perspective to cultural and political perspectives. He said the Sars outbreak spawned the fear of otherness, and that this fear was renewed by the influx of mainland visitors ... visitors in Hong Kong had caused tension between the tourists and the locals. And access to baby formula became an issue after products were snapped up and smuggled across the border by mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233976/ai-weiweis-new-sculpture-inspired-hong-kong-mainland-milk-powder
  3. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... tourism industry – the number of mainland group visitors has slumped since the regulation came into force on October 1. Soon after Taiwan began to allow mainland tourists to visit the island ... into sightseeing. Now, with the introduction of the travel law, group tour prices have increased by 20 to 50 per cent – and the number of mainland group visitors has dropped, totalling just 54,705 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1366899/medical-cosmetic-tourism-taiwan-lures-high-end-mainland-chinese
  4. Lifestyle - Books - AREA STUDIES

    Book review: The Chinese of Macau by Jean Berlie

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... During that time, the SAR has been transformed by extraordinary growth in the gaming industry and the population, and by a flood of mainland visitors. The author is Jean Berlie, a researcher ... 100,000 have Portuguese passports. At the end of June there were 100,000 foreign workers from the mainland, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and other countries. Berlie concentrates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1109783/book-review-chinese-macau-jean-berlie
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    How discrimination and stereotyping affect us all

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LAU YUK-KING

    ... a major overseas retailer added tension between Hong Kong people and mainland visitors by discriminating against local customers in favour of mainland tourists, who spend more. Everyone may face ... could be quite aggressive. She recalled a quarrel she saw while taking the MTR. It was between an elderly resident and a woman from the mainland. The latter was already on the train and talking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1141156/how-discrimination-and-stereotyping-affect-us-all
  6. Lifestyle

    Ambitious plans for construction in north Lantau bring out voices of dissent

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Elaine Yau

    ... mainland visitors. “The Yat Tung mall is still made up of neighbourhood shops, but I am afraid it will become a centre for mainland shoppers like  Fu Tung estate plaza.” We just want sustainable ... the extension plan as blatant collusion between government and business. “What if mainland visitors stop coming? All the projects will become white elephants.” Such a concern is why Chan Tung-ngok, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1541094/ambitious-plans-construction-north-lantau-bring-out-voices-dissent
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - REFLECTIONS

    Reflections: nurturing creative talent is key to Hong Kong's future

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Our future depends on fostering home-grown creative talent Much has been written about the onslaught of mainland visitors in Hong Kong: in shopping malls, MTR trains, kindergartens and primary schools, particularly those near the border. For years they have had a large presence at local universities. Many of the mainland's brightest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1531709/reflections-nurturing-creative-talent-key-hong-kongs
  8. Lifestyle

    How a handful of small shops held out in high-priced Causeway Bay

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:36am by Vanessa Yung

    ... how he had to close the cafe in 2004 when his landlord tripled the rent after the solo travel scheme- launched in 2003- sparked an influx of mainland visitors. Over the next three years, Wong ... instead of walk-in visitors who take up time with random questions." MiNT also sells through its website and at 50 other outlets, mainly in the Asia-Pacific. "Foreigners are impressed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1607969/how-handful-small-shops-held-out-high-priced-causeway-bay
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... is no different from forcing them to use English to learn non-language subjects." With infrastructure and services strained by mainland visitors flooding into the city, the issue of replacing ... Kong's identity may be lost as the special administrative region is integrated into mainland systems. It is particularly galling for Lau, a lexicographer with a professional interest in analysing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1583037/argument-continues-over-using-cantonese-or-putonghua
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Visitor photos put different spin on exhibition in Beijing

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Swiss photographer Hannes Schmid invites visitors to share the creative process by uploading their own photographs on to a series of enormous, revolving sculptural mobiles Visitor photos put different spin on exhibition in Beijing Of the interactive art exhibitions happening in Beijing, the most interesting shows go beyond responding to an artist's work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1551938/visitor-photos-put-different-spin-exhibition-beijing

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