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  1. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Think tank tells Beijing number of mainlanders visiting Hong Kong could be cut

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:57pm by Gary Cheung

    ... government have suggested cutting the number of mainland tourists to Hong Kong. "We agree there have been too many individual travellers visiting Hong Kong in recent years, causing various kinds ... serious reservations about the phenomena [and] suggested in our reports to the central government that there was a need to adjust the number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong," ...

  2. Fujian next in line to get individual travel permits

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... 'We have to make sure there are adequate support services to meet the needs of tourists. We don't want to see many mainland tourists queuing up for immigration clearance at border crossings,' he said. Mr Ip said Hong Kong would face its biggest test during the 'golden week' holiday starting on October 1, when many mainland tourists were expected to arrive. He also ...

  3. Economists predict windfall for HK if visitors' cash limits raised

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Kelvin Chan

    ... all the province's 75 million people are allowed to undertake individual travel to Hong Kong next year, mainland tourist arrivals in Hong Kong will rise to 10 million a year, from six ... If mainland doubles travellers' cash limit, GDP could rise by 3 percentage points Raising the limit on the amount of money mainland visitors can bring into Hong Kong could boost ...

  4. Cepa to relax visa rules for mainlanders

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Anita Lam Mainland tourists planning to visit Taiwan and Hong Kong will be able to travel to the two destinations with a single permit in new measures under the free-trade ... benefit shipping firms and the financial services sector. A well-placed source said the sixth supplement to Cepa, set to be signed on Saturday, would ease visa restrictions on mainland tourists ...

  5. Tang presses for renminbi deposits

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... as to accommodate the influx. 'We don't want mainland tourists to be left with a bad impression of Hong Kong.' ... He seeks channel for exchanging yuan circulating in HK Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has urged mainland officials to allow Hong Kong banks to offer renminbi deposit and exchange ...

  6. Deflation is the biggest challenge, says Tang

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... in the past few weeks, and we are seeing the beginning of a recovery,' Mr Tang said. He said the recent influx of mainland tourists after Guangdong residents were allowed to travel to Hong Kong ...

  7. United effort is key to economic revival

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... He cited the recent rebound in the tourism industry, thanks to tourists from the mainland. ... Hong Kong's revival hinges on the effective implementation of the free-trade pact struck with the mainland, a senior central government official said yesterday. By itself, the Closer ...

  8. A paradigm shift

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... this year to introduce a land departure tax starting in early 2004. It argued that the $18 levy on outbound travellers was inconsistent with efforts to lure mainland tourists to Hong Kong, ... have expressed my views to mainland officials on the early introduction of full democracy, and I will continue to do so.' But the party chief acknowledged that in the wake ...

  9. Guangdong tourists 'will spend $20b'

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Industry Council chairman Ronnie Yuen Ka-chai told a tourism seminar yesterday he expected more than 10 million people from all areas of the mainland to visit Hong Kong next year. About 6.8 million mainland residents visited Hong Kong last year, each spending an average of $5,100. Mr Yuen expected 5 per cent of the residents of Guangdong, which has a population of 78 million, to visit ...

  10. Hongkongers turn out in their thousands

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... tourist Nigel Sacree said: 'It was a brilliant show. I didn't understand the Chinese words, but I could feel what it was about.' In the morning, more than 2,500 guests ... Kong had to consolidate and give full play to its unique strengths while exploring opportunities arising from reunification with the mainland. 'Taking advantage of our city's ...




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