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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... anti-discrimination ordinances. But it understandably stands out, as the influx of mainland tourists and immigrants continues to fuel social tensions. That the review has drawn mixed reactions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  2. News - Hong Kong

    How do we solve the tourism puzzle?

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... a second glance to the jewellery in her shop window on Tin Lok Lane. "It has been quiet these two months. There are fewer mainland tourists visiting," the woman says. "The tourists buy more than locals. Businesses need them. We pay the government taxes and rates. If the government stops tourists from coming, is it going to pay us?" Like many business owners, she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541964/how-do-we-solve-tourism-puzzle
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Beijing official's 'sensitive' visit to border town raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was on leave and out of town. Chinese University political scientist Ivan Choy Chi-keung said he did not view the visit negatively. "Zhang tries to show he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541529/top-beijing-officials-sensitive-visit-border-town-raises-eyebrows
  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Britain eases visa access for Chinese visitors as Premier Li Keqiang arrives in London

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:56am

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Changes include single visa to allow Chinese and Indian tourists to travel to both Ireland and Britain, and a simplified online application form for independent travellers. Britain on Monday announced it would ease access to visas for Chinese tourists and business people ahead of a visit by Premier Li Keqiang aimed at strengthening ties. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534527/britain-eases-visa-access-chinese-premier-li-kequiang-visits
  5. 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 ... over-reliant on mainland tourist dollars. "Solo visitors [from the mainland, under the individual visit scheme] definitely contribute a smaller part of this number. Whether or not this figure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533469/mainland-chinese-visitor-claim-exaggerated-says-john-tsang
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that Hong Kong residents have spent abroad. Thus if mainland tourist spending here now crashes, our economy will march on untroubled. But I hear you. This is all wrong, you say. Things should ... tourists buy in our shops is imported. But consider some other things. You may say that a drop in mainland tourism will put a number of people out of work and push up our unemployment figures. Yes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532890/mainlanders-spending-hong-kong-doesnt-show-our-gdp-thats
  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Impact from cutting number of mainland tourists ‘only short term’, says think tank

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 07:18pm by Johnny Tam

    ... in solo tourists 'limited' Cutting the number of solo travellers to Hong Kong will hinder the city's economic growth but only in the short term, according to a think tank's ... cent from 3.3 per cent if there was a 20 per cent cut in mainland tourists, but the economy would pick up gradually due to its flexibility. He said real GDP growth in 2016 would be 3.4 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530931/economic-impact-reducing-mainland-tourist-numbers-hong-kong-only
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let the free market determine flow of tourists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... million. Estimates that tourist numbers will climb to 100 million by 2020 have worried residents already fretting about the fabric of districts being altered as traditional retail outlets are replaced by those catering solely for tourists, and as streets and public transport become more crowded and rents in affected districts rise. Tourism has to be sustainable- the outcome ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523483/let-free-market-determine-flow-tourists
  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Restrict Shenzhen visitors to one trip per day, says lawmaker

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... that have targeted tourists. He said his constituents backed the call, despite the government’s reservations. Of Shenzhen’s 10.5 million people, some 2.9 million are permanent residents who ... the government many times whether we can try the ‘single visit’ [model],” Fang said on TVB yesterday. Residents in the northern New Territories have complained about mainland tourists and parallel-goods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509931/restrict-shenzhen-visitors-one-trip-day-retail-industry-lawmaker
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for hateful finger-pointing in a truly civil society

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu is troubled by the incivility on display of late in Hong Kong, which has less to do with a peeing toddler than the reactions to it Uncivil society The call of nature has been too much on our minds in Hong Kong. Almost everyone has weighe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1504279/no-place-hateful-finger-pointing-truly-civil-society

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