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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must find a way to resolve dilemma of mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:54pm by Bernard Chan

    ... was widely welcomed when Hong Kong was recovering from an outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome. However, total mainland tourist or shopper arrivals have increased hugely since, helping ... economy slowed in the second quarter of the year. Analysts say a marked drop in mainland visitors' spending on luxury goods is part of the reason. Representatives of the retail sector have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578370/hong-kong-must-find-way-resolve-dilemma-mainland-visitor-numbers
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Curbs on mainland tourist numbers may backfire on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... on the relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong, whether the quota for individual mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong should be cut by 20 per cent. The suggestion immediately triggered howls ... to drop by 3 to 4 per cent. For those local people long annoyed by congestion on MTR trains swelled by mainland tourists, or the displacement of popular cha chaan teng by luxury retailers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1574242/curbs-mainland-tourist-numbers-may-backfire-hong-kong
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tourists need manners reminder

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tourists need a gentle reminder The huge influx of mainland tourists has given rise to conflict over their impact on our shopping neighbourhoods. But if there is one issue ... and practices to deter it. Now, however, the boot is on the other foot. Three times last week tour guides were attacked, following a case last month in which a court fined a tourist HK$1,500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1580682/tourists-need-gentle-reminder-about-good-manners
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Scrapping multiple-entry permits would allow Hong Kong to breathe again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:32pm by Albert Cheng

    ... hailing the water quality and low entrance fees of the public swimming pools in Hong Kong. As a result, the amenities are now attracting mainland families eager for a splash. Similar tourist ... numbers of mainland visitors to come to Hong Kong do not seem to resonate with the general public. First implemented in 2003, the scheme was hailed as a panacea for our ailing economy in the wake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1578502/scrapping-multiple-entry-permits-would-allow-hong-kong-breathe-again
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Blogs - HONG KONG

    Who's really allowed to squat on the MTR floor?

    Posted May 29th 2013, 04:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... compartment floor. Legs stretched, smartphone out and headphones on, not a single passenger on the train tells her off. It turns out the woman wasn't a mainland tourist but an attractive ... of banter on the subject of appropriate tourist behaviour. Some pointed out that Hongkongers had double-standards. If the woman was a mainlander, netizens pointed out, she would have had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1248989/whos-really-allowed-squat-mtr-floor
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Does race matter in bad behaviour?

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer wonders why Hongkongers seem indifferent to loutish Westerners but outraged over the conduct of mainlanders here Bad behaviour I am partial to sharing ... shocked, did not become outraged as they may have done had it been someone of another ethnic persuasion. Alex has his take; here is mine. YouTube is awash with videos of mainland Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1215389/does-race-matter-bad-behaviour
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    We all need a little light relief …

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and argues we each should give our take in our respective columns. As you know, YouTube is full of misbehaving mainlanders and their children caught on camera doing just that, and many such clips go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1215520/we-all-need-little-light-relief
  9. 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
  10. 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

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