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  1. Taiwan opened to all mainland tourists amid warming ties

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Beijing is now allowing tourists from all parts of the mainland to visit Taiwan, in a move tipped to further boost the island's tourism industry amid warming cross-strait ties. Beginning yesterday, mainland tourists from four autonomous regions, including politically sensitive Tibet and Xinjiang, as well as Inner Mongolia and Ningxia, can join mainlanders ...

  2. Ma unveils plan to open island to mainland tourists

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou has unveiled his timetable for direct transport and tourist links with the mainland by July ... mainland tourists a day would visit before July 1. That number would swell to 5,000 in the second year, 7,000 in the third year and to 10,000 by 2011. Visits by mainland tourists should be able ...

  3. Mainland tourists have spent $9m in HK since solo travel scheme began: reports

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 6.36pm: Mainland tourists have spent $9 billion in Hong Kong since the introduction of the solo travel scheme last July, the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said on Wednesday. Speaking in the Legislative Council Budget debate, Mr Ip said 1.65 million mainland visitors had come to Hong Kong under the individual visit scheme ...

  4. Taiwan to admit solo mainlanders

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Mainland tourists will be able to travel to Taiwan on their own from next year, in yet another sign of warming cross-strait ties. The plan, announced by Taiwanese ... in a landmark trade pact late last month. Mainland tourists have been able to visit the island since 2008 as a result of ground-breaking talks between the two former rivals, but only in tightly ...

  5. Our safari tourists in the political jungle

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... is about. It's a jungle out there; alas, these people behave like safari tourists. A case in point is the embarrassing threat that Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan ... the government is loath to commit. For one thing, it would probably involve mainland authorities, because it would have diplomatic implications. For another, it would provoke Lehman's US creditors ...

  6. Alumni, tourists flock to site of Democracy Wall

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... became a site for a memorial at the weekend. Alumni and tourists flocked and took pictures on Saturday in memory of the site, describing it as an important symbol of academic freedom and freedom ... there for similar kinds of free exchanges. Over the years it had become a breeding ground for many political events on the mainland. It was where the first big character poster was posted during ...

  7. Taiwan to ease curbs on mainlanders

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei More business professionals and tourists will soon be allowed to visit island Taipei will allow more business professionals and tourists from the mainland to visit ... up the island for mainland tourists, saying it would create security problems. But Mr Wu said permission for visits by mainland tourists would help increase mainlanders' understanding ...

  8. Rallies are added attraction for scarce mainland visitors

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the 89th floor because it is usually packed with mainland Chinese tourists,' a guide leading a group of Japanese tourists said. 'But for the past three weeks, they were told not to come so as not to affect the election result. That is why it is half empty here.' For the most part, the few mainland tourists in Taiwan have enjoyed the fevered campaigning ...

  9. Tourism industry looks forward to solo visitors

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's tourism industry has reacted positively to the planned opening of the island to visits by individual mainland tourist from ... incentive programmes yesterday to attract mainland tourists. Even southern Taiwanese cities, including Kaohsiung- the traditional base of supporters of Taiwanese independence- are eager to get ...

  10. Long list of don'ts for solo visitors

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and don'ts being issued to solo mainland tourists in Taiwan. To prevent this new class of mainland tourists- who are not part of group tours- from 'getting into trouble' during their brief visits to the island, Taiwanese authorities have issued 11 taboos for them to observe. The restrictions, issued after Taiwan lifted its ban on visits by solo mainland tourists late last month, ...




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