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  1. Envoy basks in mutual attraction of HK, Taiwan

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... third-biggest source of visitors after the mainland and Japan. In the same period, 1.6 million Taiwanese came to Hong Kong, a rise of 1.7 per cent- making the city their most popular destination, ahead ... government would welcome more Hong Kong institutions to open offices in Taiwan. For Hong Kong, any fall-off in Taiwanese visitors has been more than compensated by the flood of mainland travellers. ...

  2. Hopeful signs with visitors up, bankruptcies down

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... jumped about 18 per cent from a year ago. From February 13 to 17, more than half a million visitors came to Hong Kong, with mainland arrivals up 16 per cent, Hong Kong Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun said. Hong Kong attracted about 4.5 million visitors in the first six weeks of this year, up 13.6 per cent year on year. Meanwhile, personal bankruptcy petitions fell to 814 ...

  3. Show worsens air pollution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at least used a bilingual narration, or Cantonese-English one night and Cantonese-Mandarin the next. It would make visitors feel more welcome and better able to appreciate Hong Kong's spirit. ... problem has become imperative. It is shaking Hong Kong's position as an international financial hub. The more lights there are, the more obvious the damage, in sight and smell, to air ...

  4. It's no wonder expanding airline hopes to entice visitors

    Posted Jan 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... on our screen, but now we think Jordan can be an attractive destination for people here,' Samer Majali said. 'Hong Kong is a hub of its region and so is Amman. It's a very safe ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Air Jordan has landed in Hong Kong. No, we're not talking about Michael, but the air service of the Middle Eastern nation. Royal ...

  5. Gulf gateways let visitors discover the Arab world

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... destinations in the Middle East. A few hours in the air can lead to ancient capitals, bustling townships or touristic icons, all of which are blessed with a host of diversions and attractions. Cruise operators also woo travellers with the chance to visit the UAE's heritage sites, impressive hotels, duty-free stores, Dubai's indoor ski centre and much more. Some Hong Kong travel agents ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong named Asia's best shopping city

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com HK named Asia's best shopping city All those mainland visitors obviously know the best place to spend their money- Hong Kong has been named No 1 shopping city ... company of The Economist. Kuala Lumpur came second followed by Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. But Hong Kong scores poorly in affordability because of its high hotel rates. Sweden-based shopping ...

  7. Hong Kong: a free port in every storm

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong business circles for his earlier role in Malaysia's boom, and some investors were keen to hear his thoughts as a prominent Muslim scholar on Islamic finance and the regional ... is treading a well-worn- if sometimes neglected- path. For generations, Hong Kong has served as a refuge, a place of relative freedom which has been exploited by outcasts, revolutionaries and exiles ...

  8. Terracotta warriors come to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... yourself. From now until November, Hong Kong is holding an exhibition called 'The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor'. Twenty of these mysterious terracotta warriors and their horses are coming to the Hong Kong Museum of History from their home in Xian in central China. The world-famous figures include a terracotta general, a standing archer, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers ... culture of Taiwan." Lee's appointment was a personal selection by Lung, a former Hong Kong-based writer and scholar who became Taiwan's first minister of culture. Lee was chief ...

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    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ...'s competitiveness and attractiveness to foreign companies- most recently from a Swiss business school that ranked Hong Kong as the most competitive economy but said factors including costs and pollution ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its ...




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