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  1. China helps Prada weather storm

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... by CLSA AsiaPacific Markets found more than half of the sales for certain brands, including Prada and Gucci, in key European cities, New York and Hong Kong were made by mainland visitors. Mainland ... countries had kept sales buoyant. The fashion house was also undaunted about a slowdown in the mainland's economy, a smiling deputy chairman Carlo Mazzi told the media yesterday after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001759/china-helps-prada-weather-storm
  2. Mainland travellers going upmarket

    Posted May 27th 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... million mainland tourists are expected to visit Europe outside Russian this year. 'There has been no massive surge in mainland visitors to Europe or the UK but few expected that,' ETOA ... Russell Barling China's robust economy and an emerging middle class are spurring interest in premium-class air travel on the mainland and airlines are positioning themselves to tap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550412/mainland-travellers-going-upmarket
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China stifles Olympic athletes' own drive for success

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... the appearance and habits of mainland visitors. A few hate e-mails followed. Some accused me of racism. As a Hong-Kong-born Indian, I found that particularly amusing. Aren't we supposed to be on the receiving end of it here? If a Hong Kong Chinese had discussed the difference in mannerisms between mainland visitors and locals, as many have already done, the charge of racism would not have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1008707/china-stifles-olympic-athletes-own-drive-success
  4. Business - Companies - HOSPITALITY

    Mandarin Oriental has no fear of crackdown by Beijing

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... is now the luxury hotel brand's second-largest source of businesses, trailing only the United States, and mainland customers account for 13 per cent of all visitors to its hotels in China. ... source of businesses in future, he said, and the company's hotels in Hong Kong would also help its mainland outlets woo more domestic travellers in future. Mainland visitors account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1225529/mandarin-oriental-has-no-fear-crackdown-beijing
  5. Astronaut, athlete visits 'part of election strategy'

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Stuart Lau Hong Kong is to welcome several eminent mainland visitors- the three astronauts who completed the country's first space docking in June, and probably some Olympic medallists- this month. At least one commentator sees the visits as an attempt to boost the Beijing-loyalist vote in September's Legislative Council election. The visits begin when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008468/astronaut-athlete-visits-part-election-strategy
  6. Media project tackles critical issues facing China

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... copies per volume, he said, was mainly targeted at mainland visitors to Hong Kong. 'Few local readers are familiar with the issues discussed in the dialogues. But we expect readers from ... of guests to the programme- that is, they should think independently and speak freely.' Chen bought the network in 2005 but broadcasting rights on the mainland were revoked in 2009. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966660/media-project-tackles-critical-issues-facing-china
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Haphazard integration is bad for Hong Kong, and the mainland too

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID LUI

    ... outlets to cater to mainlanders. What are the motives of the people making these purchases? For what purpose will the goods be used? Why are mainland visitors allowed to buy so many of these goods ... and resentment among people in Hong Kong about closer links with the mainland. No doubt, this will continue. Such attitudes are understandable and we should listen sympathetically. Yet closer links also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1057138/haphazard-integration-bad-hong-kong-and-mainland-too
  8. Wish you were here

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... but they were soon found and returned, with their group, to the mainland. Visitors from other countries are not subjected to these restrictions, can come as individuals and spend their time ... attraction for visitors from the mainland,' said Fung Ming-chu, the museum's deputy director. 'We had 3,000 of them in November. Before the start of official tourism, we had thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663966/wish-you-were-here
  9. Tour group fumes over camp beds

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Colleen Lee, Dennis Eng

    ... Colleen Lee, Dennis Eng and Celine Sun Mainlanders expected hotels on six-day trip for 1,600 yuan Six days in Hong Kong and Macau for just 1,600 yuan with hotel accommodation. If this sounds too good to be true, a group of 200 angry mainland visitors found out yesterday that it is. The children's dance and music troupe, accompanied by parents and teachers, arrived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591439/tour-group-fumes-over-camp-beds
  10. French not au fait with needs of Chinese tourists

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mainland visitors have reached record numbers but not all officials are happy Wearing a yellow T-shirt and short skirt, Christine Leblanc is giving away free samples of Christian Breton ... 'They are big spenders, especially on perfume, skin cream and other cosmetics. One Chinese lady bought 12 bottles of perfume, each for 45 euros (HK$393),' she said. A group of 25 visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427699/french-not-au-fait-needs-chinese-tourists

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