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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should welcome mainland Chinese tourists

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the dominance of compatriots in the growth, the debate is not so much a question of whether there are too many tourists, but whether there are too many mainland tourists. Hong Kong is one of the few places where there is talk of too many tourists. This does raise the question of why complaints about tourists overwhelmingly target mainlanders when there are few about major campaigns to grow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1287984/hong-kong-should-welcome-mainland-chinese-tourists
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Forbearance for rude mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as ambassadors for their country. It is true that some mainland tourists are poorly behaved- the internet videos that have gone viral attest to that. But it is wrong to paint every traveller from China ... SCMP Editorial Forbearance for rude travellers Global tourism is being driven by mainland visitors, their numbers surging annually by double-digit percentages. Chinese are expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1187272/forbearance-rude-mainland-chinese-travellers
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    City needs a statutory tourism authority more than ever

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... if there was no real need for it, which would have pleased many vested interests in the industry. Any hope of that has surely been dashed by tales of the latest experiences of mainland visitors to Hong Kong. ... on the council. But they have not prevented what the council calls a "serious violation" of the rules. This time, according to mainland travellers, a local travel agent who took over a cheap ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151889/city-needs-statutory-tourism-authority-more-ever
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It's a familiar pattern the world over: in Hong Kong, mainland tourists have been criticised for letting their children urinate in public; in Egypt, for defacing ancient monuments; ... SCMP Editorial Travel manners will come in time First-time overseas travel can be daunting, particularly if it is to a place with an unfamiliar culture. Explosive mainland Chinese tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1597604/chinese-will-develop-better-travel-etiquette-time
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let reason prevail when nature calls

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to weigh in. Once again, mainland tourists had been painted in a poor light, in part due to the discrimination towards them by Hongkongers. A commentary in the overseas edition of the People's ... understanding and civil. Hostility by some Hongkongers towards mainland tourists ceased being civil some time ago. Tolerance also is wearing thin beyond the border, with a threatened campaign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1497816/let-reason-prevail-when-nature-calls
  6. 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 ... Growing intolerance has seen a rise in prejudice against mainlanders in recent years, and sometimes verbal and even physical clashes. This has prompted the Equal Opportunities Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Urinating on MTR shows more education needed

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... be tolerated. It is uncivilised, illegal and unacceptable. But it would be wrong to stereotype all mainland tourists as lacking self-discipline. Like every society, there are those who do not conform. ... time misbehaviour in public premises has made headlines. A video clip showing a couple allowing their child to defecate in a train station went viral in April. That mainlanders were involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1294368/urinating-mtr-shows-more-education-needed
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Striking lifeguards must get back to work

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of mainland swimmers. This follows news reports claiming our pools have become overcrowded because of an increase in the number of visitors from across the border. There is no doubt that our swimming pools, hiking trails and other quality recreational facilities attract as many locals as foreign and mainland tourists. But the lifeguard union's suggestion that mainland swimmers have poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567219/striking-lifeguards-must-get-back-work-and-negotiating-table
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong benefits from stricter tourism law

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... thanks to an influx of solo tourists. Given the enormous potential arising from the mainland market, there is much to be gained by offering quality tour services. Hong Kong is not alone in tuning itself to the new paradigm. The growth in individual tourists suggests the group-tour business needs to be adjusted. Our neighbouring countries are also trying hard to attract mainland tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1328145/hong-kong-benefits-stricter-tourism-law
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for another five years. But the safe victory belies the challenges ahead. While Chui continues to benefit from the robust economic growth buoyed by an influx of mainland tourists and strong gaming ... 2009. The city is also having to put up with an influx of mainland visitors. The negative sentiment took yet another turn in May, when tens of thousands took to the streets condemning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1584012/after-easy-re-election-macau-leader-now-faces-many

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