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  1. Airport buzzes as visitors depart

    Posted Aug 26th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... than 100 flights tomorrow. From August 1 until the opening ceremony on August 8, the airport expected to handle about 260,000 passengers a day, which mainland civil aviation officials described ...

  2. Beijing upgrades travel to Taiwan

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... travelled there in 2010, accounting for almost 40 per cent of all tourism visitors to the island. Currently, mainlanders are allowed to travel to Taiwan only as part of organised tour groups run ... but it has also served as an informal platform for boosting co-operation between Taipei and Beijing. 48% The percentage of Taiwan's 550,158 visitors in April who came from the mainland ...

  3. Mainlanders frequent a memorial to Tiananmen

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung Most mainland tourists head to Hong Kong for the shops, but a few are venturing away from the malls to see something they won't find at home: a museum for a dark chapter ... the only institution in China commemorating the June 4 crackdown in Tiananmen Square. One visitor was a Beijing student who gave her name as Selina. 'I think the truth should be made ...

  4. Financial crisis keeping tourists away from the mainland

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The global financial turmoil is taking its toll on the mainland's tourism industry, with the number of overseas visitors dropping significantly last month. The numbers ... sector. 'Those catering to overseas visitors will likely suffer first and most,' he said. In Asia, South Korea registered the biggest drop in visitors to the mainland, with numbers down ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    House-arrested Hu Jia gets a few surprise visitors

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:39pm by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Beijing-based dissident Hu Jia may still be on a hunger strike in protest of being placed under house arrest on September 18. It's hard to say because his home internet connection was cut on September 20, and nothing has been heard direc ...

  6. Age plays key low-profile role in the mainland's investment rush

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The record-breaking A-share market reflects the hunger of mainlanders for good investment opportunities, fuelled by the country's strong economic growth. Ba Shusong, deputy ... and 55 will form the largest age group in the mainland. This is the best time for people who are climbing up to the middle management rung but have not yet retired. They have money to save ...

  7. Mainland crackdown starting to take its toll

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough takes an eye-in-the-sky view of the growing casino trade Macau lives and dies by the mainland's gambling dollars, and for decades that has been the city's greatest blessing and harshest curse. Historically when the mainland has entered economic downturns, Macau's casino revenue and income from gambling taxes have held up respectably- if they were ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... cities such as Beijing and Shanghai will keep rising despite a slowdown in the mainland's economic growth. While home price inflation has eased to multi-month lows, it remains high ... as it can, as other existing measures- already the harshest on the mainland- have failed to contain housing inflation so far. Most of the successful bidders for land parcels it is selling now need ...

  9. 'Family hotels' ready for arrivals

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Nearly 600 'Olympics Family Hotels' have opened for business in Beijing, providing 726 guest rooms for more than 1,000 visitors to the Games, mainland media reported yesterday. 'Out of 1,118 candidates, 598 households have been chosen to host visitors during the Olympic period,' the Beijing Times quoted Zhou Shuqi, a tourism official, as saying. ...

  10. 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 ...




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