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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Does HK$1.38m per sq ft make sense for a shop in Causeway Bay?

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:53am by Yvonne Liu

    ... and the pedestrian walkway is narrow. In the short term, the potential investment return would be limited as growth in retail sales has slowed and mainland shoppers have changed their buying habits. A survey ... on capital growth in the long term as the shop is close to Times Square- a "must-go" destination for mainlanders. Nearby Russell Street has been the most expensive shopping street ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should expand facilities to deal with surge in visitor arrivals

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... who find Hong Kong is already overrun by tourists, in particular those from the mainland, they have every right to be concerned. Whether there is still room to take in more visitors is open ... mainlanders have been allowed to travel to the city under the individual visitor scheme that was set up in 2003. From jewellery stores and high-end restaurants to toiletries and infant milk formula, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mainland China and Hong Kong must work together to deal with crush of visitors

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Work together to ease the crush Tourism is of crucial importance to Hong Kong's economy, yet the growing love-hate relationship with visitors from the mainland would ... Dejiang has raised the issue. In the latest protest last weekend, dozens of people marched in Mong Kok telling Putonghua-speaking shoppers to stay at home. There was open hostility, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protests targeting mainland Chinese visitors put Hong Kong to shame

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Hate campaign a crying shame Yet another demonstration against mainlanders has ended in scuffles. Unlike the protests targeting parallel-goods traders in Sheung Shui last year, mainland tourists at high-end shops were the victims this time. The participants in Sunday's protest hurled abuse at Putonghua-speaking shoppers on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beware the golf ball racket at the Philippines airport

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... with what mainland shoppers are up to in Hong Kong will already know that tastes are changing. According to Nielsen, the fastest-growing segment of inbound tourism is the 8.9 million overnight ...   Selective gatekeeping Netizens and authors on the mainland have been congratulating Mo Yan for becoming the country's first Nobel literature laureate. But the Nobel Prizes have exercised ...

  6. Business - Comment - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Soaring rent risks the city's status as shopper's paradise

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li It's cheaper to pay 12pc sales tax and buy a pair of jeans in Manila than get them here tax-free Soaring rent risks the city's status as shopper's paradise Hong ... of spending by mainland tourists on luxury goods, the city remains the most expensive place in the world for retailers to open shops. When you compare the rise in residential and shop prices in 2011 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-mainlander protest a reminder of the limits of free speech

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:47pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... of mainland tourists during a protest in Kowloon this month has been widely condemned- and rightly so. Demonstrators in what was styled as an "anti-locust" march targeted shoppers in Tsim ... tolerant and law-abiding society. The subsequent soul-searching has led the Equal Opportunities Commission to suggest Hong Kong's race-hate laws might need to be extended to cover mainlanders ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Something has to give amid gentrification of Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Bernard Chan

    ... well-off go? In Hong Kong, we associate this trend with the huge influx of mainland shoppers, which has caused a major expansion of designer and luxury stores. Rising rents have caused the closure ... expect continued inflows of bankers, for example, from the mainland, Asia and the rest of the world. Other professionals will probably come as new high-value activities develop, like creative ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 17, 2014

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... political reform in 2017, he returned to Hong Kong after "he refused a request from customs officials to hand over material banned on the mainland" ("Beijing, pan-dems no closer after ... if there was genuine support for the idea. Stephanie Kuo Hsiao, Kowloon City   Harassment of visitors harms economy There have been occasions when mainland tourists have been harassed, with protests against ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    We must limit tourist numbers to save local culture

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by LETTERS

    ... transformed into a duty-free-shoppers' paradise for mainlanders. Overdependence on retail tourism is self-reinforcing: the more we depend on tourism, the more our economy is geared towards it- ... and diverts our attention away from innovation, technology and other more advanced trades or industries. Disturbingly, mainland tourists do not only cross the border to buy luxury goods, but also ...




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