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  1. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the border and pointing the finger at mainlanders as a source of disease is not constructive. We should remove the log from our own eye first. Many of the mainland visitors are 23-35 years old, ... I refer to the letter 'Border restrictions' (August 19). William Eisenberg echoes the concerns of some Hong Kong Chinese about an increased inflow of mainland residents. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425620/mainland-visitors
  2. Law to hit visitors working illegally

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The top legislature has begun discussing a draft law aimed at cracking down on foreigners illegally entering, working or staying on the mainland. The law ... and technological benefit.' Ong said it also might improve relations between China and other countries. As its economy has boomed over the past three decades, the mainland has been attracting more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988606/law-hit-visitors-working-illegally
  3. Comment - Letters

    Social etiquette a global problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by BARRY CHIN

    ... Rising antipathy to mainland visitors only part of bigger problem In recent years, the negativity between Hong Kong locals and mainlanders has been disheartening. The most discussed issue is the distasteful and unpleasant behaviour of mainlanders when travelling to Hong Kong. In my honest opinion, I believe these misunderstandings may be explained by the cultural, social and educational ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1157214/social-etiquette-global-problem
  4. Enlightened move to admit visitors with HIV

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and then its most populous have finally abandoned an egregious and symbolic example of fear and discrimination- bans on HIV-positive visitors. Earlier this year, US President Barack Obama dropped ... on the mainland is now more often transmitted by sexual intercourse than by intravenous drug use, making it preventable with good public health education, sensible precautions and responsible behaviour. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712825/enlightened-move-admit-visitors-hiv
  5. Visitor numbers revised down

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... meant that Macau's visitor arrivals this year would stay below 30 million. He said the number derived through the old way of counting was skewed by tens of thousands of mainland workers who ... Institute. He noted that mainland workers sometimes gambled in casinos but seldom stayed in hotels. The calculation of the rate of overnight visitors and hotel guests is expected to become more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/671382/visitor-numbers-revised-down
  6. French visitor held in raid on workers

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A French visitor was among 109 people arrested for working illegally or hiring illegal workers, in a six-day Immigration Department operation that saw 205 workplaces raided ... working illegally. In one raid at a North Point restaurant, about a third of 32 employees were found to be illegal. They were all mainlanders. Four fake Hong Kong identity cards were seized. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662558/french-visitor-held-raid-workers
  7. Crackdown nets bogus travellers from mainland

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... employment. Of all the illegal workers arrested, 90 per cent were mainland visitors. The 14,958 illegal mainland workers represented a 68 per cent increase from 8,940 in 2002. Mr Chiu said details of the arrested mainland visitors would be passed on to mainland authorities, who would restrict them from visiting Hong Kong. Mainland companies that abused the 'business endorsement' scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441841/crackdown-nets-bogus-travellers-mainland
  8. Mainlanders lie about their incomes to the taxman too

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland If you live in Hong Kong, then you have almost certainly wondered just how it is that mainland visitors to the city are able to spend so freely. Sure, some tourists have ... Kong Tourism Board, last year the average visitor from the mainland spent HK$6,600 during their trip. When you consider that according to official figures that sum is more than a third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721899/mainlanders-lie-about-their-incomes-taxman-too
  9. Mainland migrants must feel welcome

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their home. Being discriminatory, narrow-minded and exclusive is no way to move our city forward. Mainlanders, whether migrants or visitors, have to have the same sense of belonging as the rest of us. ... Most Hong Kong residents are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Yet we manage to make newcomers, especially those from the mainland, feel less than welcome. Our future lies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709562/mainland-migrants-must-feel-welcome
  10. Bigotry that should be made a crime

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hongkongers look down on their mainland cousins, seeing them as backward and uncouth. The growing spending power of visitors from across the border has been watched with increasing jealousy. ... as in Nazi Germany and Rwanda. The campaign against mainlanders who come to Hong Kong has moved to a new level with the placement of an advertisement in a newspaper depicting them as locusts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992310/bigotry-should-be-made-crime

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