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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-mainlander protest urging curbs on visitor numbers tarnished city, say top officials

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 01:38pm by Phila Siu

    ... image. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor condemned the protesters for disrupting public order, "directly affecting" the relationship with the mainland and harming the tourist ... regrettable. We strongly condemn this sort of action." About 100 protesters called on the government to curb the number of mainland visitors. They called tourists "locusts" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429558/locust-protest-urging-curbs-mainland-visitors-tarnished-city-say-top
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scuffles break out as protesters hurl slurs, abuse at mainland Chinese tourists

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Police intervene as 100 demonstrators shout slurs at mainland shoppers and confront pro-Beijing group Scuffles during protest over mainland tourists Scores of protesters marched through Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday in an "anti-locust" campaign demanding the government curb mainland visitors. Protesters said a massive influx of mainland visitors- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429205/hong-kong-protesters-tell-mainland-chinese-tourists-go-home
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Democratic groups propose arrival tax of up to HK$100 to curb mainland visitors

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... of mainland visitors. But the idea drew a hostile reaction from the tourist industry, which said it would damage the city's image, and a Beijing-friendly lawmaker who said it was a rather ... Watch: Can residential areas in New Territories handle mainland tourists? "We are not trying to drive all tourists away, but to control- or stabilise- the numbers of tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425649/democratic-groups-propose-arrival-tax-hk100-stop-mainland-visitors
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    National People's Congress deputy seeks quota for mainland travellers to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Tony Cheung

    ... of mainland tourists surged 18 per cent, as critics questioned whether the city had reached its capacity to accommodate the influx of visitors. "I hope that … the Ministry of Public Security can ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com 'Cap mainlander travel to Hong Kong': NPC deputy A National People's Congress deputy has called for a cap on permits issued to mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428019/national-peoples-congress-deputy-seeks-quota-mainland-travellers-hong
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office joins backlash against 'locust' protest

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 11:48am by Phila Siu and Clifford Lo

    ... for a curb on tourists from the mainland. Leung said: "Activities targeting tourists... mainland or foreign … should be condemned. The government will follow up on this matter … if any illegality is found." On Sunday about 100 protesters marched from the Star Ferry pier to Canton Road, a street lined with luxury stores popular with mainland tourists. They called the tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430175/hong-kong-and-macau-affairs-office-joins-backlash-against-locust
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    HK delegates eye greater links with motherland

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... said he felt "distressed" about teenagers "walking astray" and joining recent protests against mainland tourists. The People's Daily suggested Hong Kong restrict the "overwhelming" entry of mainland tourists, an unprecedented stance for state media. "There are reasons for the scope to be narrowed a bit," the commentary article argues. "Hong Kong [can] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1439647/hk-delegates-eye-greater-links-motherland
  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Li Changchun is latest ex-leader to make public appearance, visiting Shaolin Temple

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Adrian Wan

    ... this month, former president Hu Jintao made a rare public appearance at a university in Hunan province. Mainland media reported Wu Bangguo, another retired member of the 17th Politburo Standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492296/li-changchun-latest-ex-leader-make-public-appearance-visiting-shaolin
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tiananmen Square activist refused entry to Hong Kong to attend June 4 museum opening

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:46pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Department has been accused of operating a blacklist of mainland dissidents after a US-based activist was barred from entering the city for the fourth time. Dr Yang Jianli had planned to attend ... yesterday, was important both to Hong Kong and the human rights movement on the mainland, as it was the only place on Chinese soil dedicated to illustrating the truth about the crackdown. Lee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1491438/tiananmen-square-activist-refused-entry-hong-kong-attend-june-4
  9. News - China - POLITICS

    Protests and infighting may sting Taiwan's Kuomintang party in elections, analysts say

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:42am

    ... trade pact that Ma signed with Beijing last June. Fearing the pact would cost thousands of jobs and put Taiwan under stronger mainland control, the students occupied the parliament chamber ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1493426/taiwans-kuomintang-party-will-still-feel-sting-sunflower-protests-years
  10. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    President Xi Jinping braves smog in surprise visit to popular Beijing tourist zone

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:45pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Centre. Watch: Xi Jinping visits a popular Beijing tourist zone “Breathing together, sharing a common fate,” The Beijing News  quipped in a weibo post. Xi visited two courtyards in the Yuer Hutong ... milk custard famous this time?” a Sina Weibo user quipped, referring to Xi’s last surprise appearance at a Qingfeng steamed bun shop in December. Tourists have queued up daily at the shop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1434801/president-xi-jinping-spotted-out-and-about-popular-beijing

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