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  1. Academic backs 'tourist mothers'

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... mainland mothers who gave birth in Hong Kong did not have prenatal checks. Hospitals in the city, and Guangdong, where most 'tourist mothers' come from, should exchange information. ... Ella Lee Hong Kong should capitalise on the rising trend of mainland mothers giving birth in the city as the phenomenon could slow the ageing of the population, a senior lecturer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561857/academic-backs-tourist-mothers
  2. Solutions needed on influx of tourist mothers

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's low fertility rate desperately needs a boost to energise an ageing population. But an influx of tourist mothers from the mainland giving birth here is delivering the wrong ... this is clearly unsustainable. From leaving without paying bills to abandoning newborns afflicted with congenital diseases, the mainland women are challenging our health system and core societal values. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561829/solutions-needed-influx-tourist-mothers
  3. Influx of tourists 'will not lead to crime wave'

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong is worrying too much about the problems an increase in mainland tourists may bring, Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said yesterday. Speaking on radio, Mr Lee said an influx in mainland tourists after travel measures are relaxed would not result in a surge in illegal workers, prostitutes and beggars. 'Of every 10,000 people we arrest for working here ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425340/influx-tourists-will-not-lead-crime-wave
  4. Asia growing as gay tourist hotspot

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... out in record time. Following this success, it planned another cruise last month from Shanghai to Taiwan, which marked the first all-gay cruise to leave from the mainland. The 10-day cruise visited South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. Purple Dragon focuses solely on Asia with tours in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, the mainland, India and Bhutan, with Sri Lanka ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711323/asia-growing-gay-tourist-hotspot
  5. Disabled access to tourist sites overlooked, say experts

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... were unclear for blind tourists. With the increasing popularity of individual travellers from the mainland, Rehabilitation Alliance chairman Cheung Kin-fai was concerned that Hong Kong's ... is the first stop for many mainland tourists with a bit of savings. But families will stop coming if they know that their elderly family members cannot come with them to certain sites.' A short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444285/disabled-access-tourist-sites-overlooked-say-experts
  6. Troubled island to entice tourists

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... the island's image of dysfunction and despair and entice tourists with horse treks, Aboriginal artwork, snorkeling, swimming and second world war wrecks. One of Australia's largest indigenous ... away from that bad image.' Mrs Shortjoe and her husband Shaun plan to round up some of the island's 300 wild horses, tame them and take tourists on treks across the mountainous atoll, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587891/troubled-island-entice-tourists
  7. Visa office to open in Shenzhen for migrant residents

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... (Holdings) Hong Kong assistant general manager Wang Fu-gang yesterday, a week after the announcement of a pilot scheme to bring in tourists from among Shenzhen's estimated 12 million migrants. ... and transferring them to the mainland authorities- as well as accepting their enrolments for group tours to Hong Kong,' Mr Wang said. The pilot scheme is part of the package for closer economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647968/visa-office-open-shenzhen-migrant-residents
  8. News - China - TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

    Ministry eases passport restrictions for non-locals in six mainland cities

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Migrant workers in six mainland cities will be able to apply for travel passes, even without local household registration, from next month PASSPORTRULES ARE EASED FOR NON-LOCALS The Ministry of Public Security is to ease restrictions on passport and travel permit applications by non-local people working or studying in six mainland cities. From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1022139/ministry-eases-passport-restrictions-non-locals-six-mainland-cities
  9. Mainlanders who break law face ban

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Three-year visa prohibition aims to limit the damage caused by illegal workers Mainland tourists caught working illegally or engaging in prostitution in Hong Kong would lose their right ... Yok-sing said the three-year entry ban would be imposed on mainland tourists with criminal records in Hong Kong. DAB security affairs spokesman Lau Kong-wah said the delegation had voiced concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427222/mainlanders-who-break-law-face-ban
  10. Mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tourist destination in the world that accepts mainland tourists faces this risk, be it Sydney, Bangkok or San Francisco. Hygiene issues (and dietary predilections) are an issue on both sides ... I refer to the letter 'Border restrictions' (August 19). William Eisenberg echoes the concerns of some Hong Kong Chinese about an increased inflow of mainland residents. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425620/mainland-visitors

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