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  1. Unofficial history finds voice in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong airport and at rail stations waiting for mainland visitors to buy them. Last year, 22.7 million mainland tourists visited Hong Kong, an increase of 26.3 per cent over 2009; a majority were ... which sell mainly to mainland visitors. One is Open, whose editor, Jin Zhong, is not allowed to enter the mainland. Before 1997, friends urged him to move with the magazine to Taiwan or the US, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. HK not reliant on Beijing for favours, says Tsang

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in yuan trade settlement would benefit Hong Kong, but said policies such as allowing more individual mainland visitors to Hong Kong- a boost for the tourism sector- were more of a 'gift' ... and mainland authorities would be positive for both sides. 'Some people are inclined to view Hong Kong's development since the handover in a negative, picky or doubtful manner,' he told ...

  5. '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. ...

  6. Beijing joins crackdown on tour scams

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday aimed at addressing concerns that mainland visitors have been duped in shopping scams while on cheap package trips to Hong Kong. The rip-off claims were highlighted this month when China Central Television ran a report showing mainland visitors in Hong Kong paying high prices for what was claimed to be genuine diamond jewellery and watches. The goods were later revealed ...

  7. Beijing backstop will pull Hong Kong through slump

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the flow of free-spending visitors from the mainland, and investment growth was strong as the government continued to pour concrete as fast as it could. With these sources of growth unlikely ... servicing China's imports. At the same time, easier monetary conditions in China will mean no slowdown in spending by mainland visitors to Hong Kong's shops, restaurants and hotels. ...

  8. Comerchina

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the title of Chinese artist-designer Huang Rui's latest solo exhibition, which takes a pointed yet humorous look at the mainland's obsessive materialism. The show, which was held at Beijing's Chinese Contemporary gallery earlier this year, will open at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery in SoHo next week and run until October 10. Co-curator Berenice Angremy says mainland visitors ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. HK must prepare for challenges of integration

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the consequences of this boom in mainland visitors can be viewed in such a positive light. As we report on the back page of this section today, concerns are being raised about some of the less favourable ... Mainland tourists have made their presence felt in Hong Kong since the door was opened to individual travellers last year. By spending freely in our shops, hotels and restaurants ...




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