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  1. Lifestyle - Travel - TAIWAN

    Medical cosmetic tourism in Taiwan lures high-end mainland Chinese travellers

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 09:05am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Post, is typical of the mid- and-high-end mainland tourists that Taiwanese tour providers are targeting to cushion the drastic impact that a new travel law implemented on the mainland has had on their business. The law, the first introduced by the mainland to address such issues as tourist safety, unfair competition and “forced shopping”, has certainly taken a rapid and heavy toll on Taiwan’s ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Pop-up shows wow visitors at Disneyland

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:39am by ALAN YU

    ... producing classic plays in Ireland and Scotland. In 2005 he joined Mackintosh's company as general manager in charge of its operations on the mainland. Four years later Lightbody set up his own company to produce the Chinese version of hit musical Mamma Mia!, which opened in 2011 and has since being performed in 20 cities across the mainland. He will be introducing two new features ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... and political captives apparently lose their "retail organs" to transplant tourists from countries including France and Japan. A harvested kidney fetches about US$62,000, according ... in shape, Gutmann says. Opposed to mainland "spin control", he pans the perception that Falun Gong imaginatively paints "torture tableaux straight out of a Cultural Revolution ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Treatments on the fly: Asia a top destination for medical tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:52pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... to the Medical Tourism Association. Once enticed by the prospect of combining discounted health care with a holiday, medical tourists are now being lured abroad by the quality and broad range ... of the top 10 world's best hospitals for medical tourists are based in the region, according to Medical Travel Quality Alliance. Travelling abroad in the name of health is not new. The ancient ...

  5. Lifestyle - Travel

    Anger towards mainland visitors likely to worsen unless problems addressed

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:01am by Bernice Chan

    ... Bernice Chan bernice.chan@scmp.com With mainland tourist numbers forecast to rise, local resentment towards the visitors is likely to worsen unless problems are addressed, writes Bernice Chan Crowds on thehorizon Feelings that ordinary residents' interests are being ignored in pursuit of the mainland tourist dollar have not abated in the two years since users of the Golden ...

  6. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by Annabel Jackson

    ... there are many good restaurants outside five-star properties. The local restaurants, she says, are quite simple, serving local fare. "They cater to normal tourists who want simple Chinese food ...

  7. News - China Insider - INTERNET

    Battle of the geeks: China's first live tech debate clicks with 2.5 million viewers

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 08:24pm by Chris Luo

    ... and his companies advertised. The T1 is the first product Smartisan released in the mainland. It launched months ago and sells for 3,000 yuan (HK$3,775) each. The entire debate dragged ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Ancient manuscripts tell of proud, independent people

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Mark O'Neill

    ... shrine was restricted and, during the Cultural Revolution, brought almost to a complete halt." Also, the tomb was changed from a place of pilgrimage to a tourist site controlled by a private ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - MUSIC

    Hardcore punk festival Alive 4 shows the alternative scene is growing in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Richard Lord

    ... And the mainland is starting to catch up, too. Hardcore is starting to build momentum: the whole of Asia's ears will be bleeding soon.   Alive 4, September 8, 9pm, Backstage Live, 1/F Somptueux ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Roam alone: tips for the single traveller

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:22pm by MARISSA CARRUTHERS

    ... Stick to open and public places, especially at night, and try not to stand out as a tourist. For example, when asking for directions say, "Where is the museum? I'm meeting a friend ... Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand, are popular destinations for solo travellers. "They see tons of tourists and backpackers go in and out of their countries every day so they're used ...




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