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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Fighting prejudice is a long-term battle

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... such as tensions with mainlanders and job benefits for unmarried heterosexual and gay couples. This does not justify sensational attacks. Recently, rational discussion has been drowned out by criticism, some of which apparently stems from misconception or bias. For instance, critics say outlawing discrimination against mainlanders will provoke locals and fuel more cross-border tension. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575677/fighting-prejudice-long-term-battle
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Thais need free hand to determine their future

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... caused violent protests and slowed an economy that had been growing at 6.5 per cent. Businesses and jobs have disappeared along with the investors and tourists who have been scared off. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1565704/thais-need-free-hand-determine-their-future
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... among mainlanders. That is regrettable, because the extraction of the bile through permanently open wounds prone to infection must involve cruel suffering and does nothing for modern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568572/traditional-chinese-medicine-doesnt-have-be-cruel-animals
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There's a silver lining even as retail sales take a downturn

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Silver lining in retail downturn The city's retail scene stood to win or lose from policies that impact on mainlanders who throng our shopping malls. On one hand, ... and will be reversed by the measures to underpin economic growth. These may already be having a positive impact on the mainland, but not in Hong Kong yet, going by anecdotal evidence like shuttered shops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1567221/theres-silver-lining-even-retail-sales-take-downturn

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