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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elite clueless about the pain of coping with tourist flood

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:14pm by Michael Chugani

    ... the commerce secretary, insisted Hong Kong could handle millions more mainland visitors while haughtily telling passengers who complained about MTR overcrowding to wait for the next train. Last week, ... group bosses, warned of an economic earthquake if Hong Kong cut back on the over 40 million mainland visitors who come here yearly. These are the same people who warned of doomsday if Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1569100/hong-kongs-elite-clueless-about-pain-coping-tourist-flood
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1433902/deal-hungry-banks-welcome-cross-border-visitors
  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen closes loophole on mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen shuts loophole on solo visitors to HK Shenzhen has closed an apparent loophole involving mainland tourists travelling to Hong Kong, by requiring those ... (HK$61.50) to obtain a fake group-travel certificate from travel agents at the border. More than 100 mainland tourists who tried to use fake group-travel certificates were stopped at the border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124185/shenzhen-closes-loophole-mainland-visitors-hong-kong
  4. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Channel mainland tourism, don’t shut it off

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:31am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... of growth of visitors from the mainland has put huge pressures on our infrastructure. But the hysterical anti-mainland outpourings are ugly, unjustified and misconceived. First, we should remember ... increase in visitors to Hong Kong between 2003 and last year, and a threefold increase to Macau. But the impact on other regional tourism destinations is equally remarkable: mainland visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1535439/channel-mainland-tourism-dont-shut-it
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Landlords forced to lower asking rents as mainland tourist spending falls

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Yvonne Liu

    ... in sales. With retail sales falling in Hong Kong, as mainland visitors tighten the purse strings, owners of shops in core districts are cutting asking rents by up to 40 per cent. Investors had been ... sales of clothing and cosmetics continued to grow, at 3.7 per cent and 8 per cent, respectively. Not only are mainland tourists spending less, the growth rate in visitor numbers has slowed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1549705/landlords-forced-lower-asking-rents-mainland-tourist
  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong should control mainland visitor numbers, councillor says

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Johnny Tam

    ... the government would set a quota. Lee's remarks came as reports emerged of tense stand-offs between locals and mainland visitors at camp sites in Pui O on Lantau Island. The Leisure and Cultural ... property and parallel-goods traders stripping shops bare of goods have led to calls for a rethink about the individual visitor scheme. In 2002, about 6.8 million mainlanders visited Hong Kong. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1051130/hong-kong-should-control-mainland-visitor-numbers-councillor-says
  7. News - Hong Kong

    SCMP Debate: can HK accommodate any more mainland visitors?

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Last year, tourism receipts exceeded HK$263 billion. Few would deny that the phenomenal surge in mainland visitors has, in general, brought significant economic benefits to Hong Kong. As important as mainland visitors are, however, the Hong Kong Tourism Board is committed to maintaining a balanced portfolio of visitors, in line with our city's image as a diverse, dynamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056016/scmp-debate-can-hk-accommodate-any-more-mainland-visitors
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Diversity the key to keeping tourists happy

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... push the index to 75.96 out of 100, the highest since the study began in 2009. Mainland visitors have never been happier since that year, the index for those questioned rising 1.89 points year ... that visitors have never been happier, with attractions top of their list. But digging into the numbers reveals that there is still room for improvement, particularly when it comes to Japanese and South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564587/diversity-key-keeping-tourists-happy
  9. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on scmp.com

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... On report, " Mainland tourists' satisfaction with Hong Kong hits four-year record, study finds ", July 29": syn- This isn't really news... wouldn't it make sense that mainland tourists are happier because the entire economy is shifting to serve them? It also explains the reduced satisfaction of Japanese, South Korean and other visitors from further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1565282/whats-being-said-scmpcom
  10. Business - China Business

    Mainland pilot scheme paves way for foreign-owned hospitals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com The mainland has launched a pilot scheme allowing the setting up of wholly foreign-owned hospitals in three municipalities and four ... agreement in July to launch the mainland’s first wholly foreign-funded hospital in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Overseas investors will now be allowed to establish foreign-funded hospitals from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1581121/mainland-pilot-scheme-paves-way-foreign-owned-hospitals

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