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  1. News - Hong Kong

    HK Chief Executive vows to limit number of mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 03:07pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday pledged to control the number of incoming mainland individual visitors after Shenzhen earlier announced it would allow regular ... the border. “We will control the number of incoming visitors and at the same time build more facilities at popular tourist locations,” he said, outside the government’s headquarters before attending ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's economy does not rely on mainland tourists, says financial secretary

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:53am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Finance chief rejects as 'inconsistent with the facts' suggestion HK is too reliant on tourists Mainland visitor claim exaggerated, says Tsang The financial secretary brushed off as "exaggerated" and "inconsistent with the facts" suggestions the economy has become too reliant on mainland visitors. John Tsang Chun-wah, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tensions between Hongkongers and mainland visitors were further exposed yesterday during a fiery debate over proposed changes to anti-discrimination laws. The equal opportunities watchdog was asked whether using the word "locust" to refer to a mainlander would be a punishable offence. Possible legislation to protect mainlanders and migrants ...

  4. Mainlanders make April record for HK tourism

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Kelvin Chan

    ... in visitors from the mainland. And there was more good news yesterday, with a report saying the mainland's three northeastern provinces want to join the solo traveller scheme, which has spurred ... year at the height of Sars. Visitor numbers were up 24 per cent on April 2002. Travellers from the mainland made up the majority of the month's arrivals, at 908,741, of whom 225,712, ...

  5. News - China - CROSS-STRAIT AFFAIRS

    'One country, two systems' right formula for Taiwan, Xi Jinping reiterates

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:33am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Xi: ‘Two systems’ model right for Taiwan President Xi Jinping yesterday revived the idea of Taiwan and the mainland uniting under ... Ying-jeou flatly rejected the idea, saying it was "unacceptable" because it would cost the island its sovereignty. Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council and its Executive Yuan also issued ...

  6. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    The not-so-Great Singapore Sale: Mainland shoppers say Hong Kong is better value

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:25am by Bloomberg

    ... the mark-up: a strengthening exchange rate, rising labour costs and a sales tax mainland tourists do not encounter in neighbouring Hong Kong. A reduction in visitors from Asia's largest economy ... Bloomberg in Singapore Mainland Chinese shoppers discover how a strong dollar, labour costs and a sales tax in the city state mean it's cheaper to go to Hong Kong Retailers billed ...

  7. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Deal hungry banks welcome cross border visitors

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Mainland firms account for 85 per cent of the US$5.5 billion in Asia capital raised in January Deal-hungry banks welcome visitors from across border Not all visitors from the mainland may get a hearty welcome in Hong Kong lately, but there is one group being received with open arms by deal-hungry investment bankers- firms wishing to list ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SCMP DEBATE

    'Tough task' to set limit on tourists to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... it will be extremely difficult for the government to determine the maximum number of tourists Hong Kong can accommodate, as officials try to calm public anger at the influx of mainland visitors. Last month ... arrives in Hong Kong, passes through the immigration, leaves Hong Kong to go to, say, Macau, or mainland China, returns to Hong Kong and passes through immigration again. This same visitor would ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Travel manners will come in time First-time overseas travel can be daunting, particularly if it is to a place with an unfamiliar culture. Explosive mainland Chinese tourism ... to the outrage of their hosts. These were the visitors President Xi Jinping castigated last week while in the Maldives for littering, damaging natural wonders and eating home-bought instant noodles. ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Mainland signals loosening of parcel delivery market restrictions

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:10pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing and Shanghai Mainland China said it would ease restrictions on foreign couriers seeking to deliver packages nationwide, potentially increasing competition ... on the mainland, said it welcomed the cabinet decision. It declined, however, to provide any details on the measure. UPS did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the government announcement. ...




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