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

    No excuse for using slurs against mainlanders

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 05:59pm by LING WOO LIU

    ... of all foreign investment now stemming from the mainland, and mainland tourists now comprising three-quarters of all visitors. But those aren't reasons to resort to name calling. Even ... for Hong Kong to stop the degrading name-calling Cutting words The "locust" protests in Hong Kong underscore long-fomenting resentment among some who feel that mainland Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1451647/no-excuse-using-slurs-against-mainlanders
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must have zero tolerance for anti-mainlander hate campaigns

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:28am by John Young

    ... souring relations Zero tolerance Last month's protests against mainland visitors in Tsim Sha Tsui cast a shadow over Hong Kong's reputation as a world city and international tourist ... for fear of damage by the protesters, forcing many of the tourists to seek safety in the shops that remained open. None of this was brought on by anything any individual mainland visitor had said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1441654/hong-kong-must-have-zero-tolerance-anti-mainlander-hate
  9. 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
  10. 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

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