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  1. Mainland chat room visitors hail triumph for HK people

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tung Chee-hwa's shelving of national security legislation is a triumph of popular will, say some visitors to mainland internet chat rooms. Others have lamented what they see as the lack of patriotism among Hong Kong people. Many are envious of the freedoms in Hong Kong. Official mainland media have largely ignored developments in Hong Kong, including the massive ...

  2. Why some in HK don't like equal treatment

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Hazel Parry, Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry and Hazel Parry On a February afternoon, mainland visitor Li Xiabo sits down to pork and rice at a bustling outdoor cafe in Ocean Park. At the next table is a Hong Kong ... visitors. However, the theme parks and the shops with the one-to-one exchange rate- at a time when tourism numbers are falling and the government is working hard to attract more mainlanders ...

  3. Morgan Stanley eyes Macau assets

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the population in Macau. We are betting on the number of mainlander visitors and I am quite positive about that picture,' said Nigel Summers, director of Horwath Asia Pacific, a hospitality consulting firm. Casino revenue has risen by 50 per cent to 60 per cent year on year, with mainland visitors up by more than 50 per cent. Hotel rooms and shop spaces are in great demand. 'At ...

  4. Business is booming

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... of thousands of mainland visitors who flock to Hong Kong to buy luxury items, including watches and jewellery. They are attracted by the broad range of products available and the absence of any sales ... factors, some retailers attributed the drop to the decline in visitor arrivals from the mainland. It is believed that many cross-border tourists stayed at home during the Beijing Olympics ...

  5. Low fares urged for new rail link

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... look to the 50 million residents of the Pearl River Delta, making Hong Kong such a convenient and inexpensive destination that mainland visitors would come just for a meal or movie. He also ... high-frequency inter-city network on the mainland, creating fast access with the entire Pearl River Delta,' Dr Fang said. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng signed a memorandum ...

  6. Stores and hotels cash in on festive spending frenzy

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... the continuing influx of mainland visitors. About 1,200 tour groups are expected to arrive in Hong Kong over the holidays along with individual travellers. For the first 10 months of the year, about 6.5 million mainland visitors came to Hong Kong, and investment bank CLSA predicted last week that number would hit 8.2 million for the whole year. The Hong Kong Tourism Board expects about 400 tour ...

  7. Octopus goes after other fish in the ocean

    Posted Aug 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... then returned. The rising number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong has led to an increase in the number of cards being returned after only a few weeks of use. Unlike the current cards, the new ones ...

  8. BOCHK in talks for yuan card

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... the rapidly growing number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong to pay for local purchases with yuan credit cards, and help stem the flow of the currency into the territory. Its implementation will mark ... billion and $65 billion are believed to be circulating in Hong Kong, with no official channels for repatriation back to the mainland. China UnionPay, which operates China's national bank card ...

  9. Emirates to launch A380 route between HK and Dubai

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in their first month, Lau said. Mainland visitors to Dubai are expanding partly due to the growing number of Chinese state-owned enterprises taking their business into the Middle East and Africa. ...

  10. Mainland internet firms dominant in top 20

    Posted Jul 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent, or 270.02 million unique visitors in May. Regional Yahoo and Microsoft sites saw the next largest total visits at 218.47 million and 204.88 million, respectively. Mainland internet firms, however, accounted for 11 of the region's top 20 visited sites. Baidu (176.8 million unique visitors) and Tencent (174.15 million) were followed by five of the mainland's largest ...




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