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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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

    ... 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 ... Hongkongers expressed widespread discontent over mainland tourists flooding the city. About 40 million mainlanders visit Hong Kong each year, but that figure is projected to hit 100 million by 2020, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530931/economic-impact-reducing-mainland-tourist-numbers-hong-kong-only
  4. 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 ... fears the situation will get worse as the government looks to cap the number of tourists arriving under the individual visit scheme, which allows mainland tourists to come to Hong Kong without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541964/how-do-we-solve-tourism-puzzle
  5. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Post, is typical of the mid- and-high-end mainland tourists that Taiwanese tour providers are targeting to cushion the drastic impact that a new travel law implemented on the mainland has had on their business. The law, the first introduced by the mainland to address such issues as tourist safety, unfair competition and “forced shopping”, has certainly taken a rapid and heavy toll on Taiwan’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1366899/medical-cosmetic-tourism-taiwan-lures-high-end-mainland-chinese
  6. News - World - DIPLOMACY

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

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 09:56am

    ... and includes France, Italy and Spain – but skip the additional work required to visit Britain. Macau tightens restriction on mainland tourists The moves are likely to please retailers keen to attract ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1534527/britain-eases-visa-access-chinese-premier-li-kequiang-visits
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Bring children to pee in Hong Kong': Mainlander starts campaign after public urination clash

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 01:39pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Call for action may break mainland law; call of nature may cost HK$2,000 Pee protest could land proponents in poop Internet users calling on mainlanders ... with anyone who takes part in the protest. Mainland law prohibits encouragement of such disruptions of public order even if it takes place elsewhere, a veteran lawyer with experience in both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496617/bring-your-children-pee-hong-kong-mainlander-starts-campaign-after
  8. Comment - Letters

    Problems created by mainland Chinese tourists cannot be ignored

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... Problems created by mainland tourists cannot be ignored Hong Kong people's dissatisfaction over aspects of their livelihood such as rising prices and overcrowding have been widely discussed in the past months. The overcrowding problem has been exacerbated by the increasing number of mainland tourists, In February, there was an "anti-locust" protest whose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1492243/problems-created-mainland-chinese-tourists-cannot-be-ignored
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong can accommodate growing number of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:06pm by CHEAH CHENG HYE

    ... of the local labour force. If we successfully take up the challenge of accommodating the mainland tourists, we would have made meaningful progress in reversing the ill winds that have blown against ... Cheah Cheng Hye Cheah Cheng Hye says it's possible for Hong Kong to successfully accommodate the growing number of mainland visitors, with some imaginative thinking and a return ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1463179/how-hong-kong-can-accommodate-growing-number-mainland-visitors
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let the free market determine flow of tourists

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Let the market guide tourism Tourism from the mainland has become such a sensitive issue in Hong Kong that the merest hint of government intervention to curb growing numbers ... workers and investors don't need such uncertainties; an approach centred on our free market spirit has to be clearly articulated. Growing anti-mainland sentiment makes a response a necessity. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523483/let-free-market-determine-flow-tourists

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