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  1. Taiwan pledges to improve tourist safety after Beijing shows concern

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan has vowed to improve tourism safety after a senior mainland official expressed concern over the rising number of accidents involving mainland tourists. 'With so many mainland tourists visiting Taiwan every year, their safety is an issue of concern for both sides of the Taiwan Strait and we will step up efforts to improve tourism safety,' ...

  2. Unsung tourist attractions and energy resources bode well for Shanxi's future

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Shouyang and Qinshui, Shanxi Shanxi may not be the first mainland destination overseas travellers would think of, as images of the smog-filled skyline of its capital, Taiyuan, ... and autonomous regions has climbed three notches to 14th place, and it welcomed 737,790 overseas tourists last year, an increase of 28.62 per cent from 2006. The government has set a target to raise ...

  3. Study eyes 'quake lakes' as tourist attractions

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A feasibility study is under way to determine whether the Beichuan lakes created by Sichuan's May 12 earthquake have the potential to be tourist attractions. Yang Liming, ... produce immense torrents, which, from experience, may wash away many of the landslide dams, as they are composed of mud and stone,' Professor Fan said. To ensure the safety of tourists ...

  4. Tourist attraction under the microscope

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hygiene officials yesterday collected samples of bird faeces for tests from one of Hong Kong's leading tourist spots as part of tightened measures to prevent the spread ... with wild birds imported from the mainland and overseas. Yesterday morning, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officers arrived at the market equipped with ladders and water jets. ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of the tourist hordes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH BECKER

    ... Elizabeth Becker Elizabeth Becker says the global passion for travel today is threatening to overwhelm- and destroy- that which attracted us in the first place Tourist crush The world has ... its growth rate has rebounded faster than manufacturing and financial services. A chart of the rise of international tourist trips is a thumbnail history of globalisation. The modern era ...

  6. Three of its sturgeon died, yet Ocean Park will get giant salamanders from mainland

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... expert advice. It is not known how many will be offered. Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman welcomed the news. 'The mainland has lots of rare animals. Because Ocean Park has so many tourists ... Cheung Chi-fai and Dennis Eng Despite the recent deaths of rare Chinese sturgeon, the mainland will offer Ocean Park new additions to its display animal collection- Chinese giant ...

  7. Concern over Tibet tourism boom

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The number of tourists flocking to Tibet this year has exceeded its entire population, a year after the secluded region was linked to the rest of the world by railway - making it the No1 tourism destination on the mainland, and raising fears about the preservation of its unique culture and ecology. A woman from Shanghai who arrived in Lhasa by train on Thursday ...

  8. Working to make mainland projects flow

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... agreed that water pollution was serious on the mainland and in some parts of Asia. But he is confident it is not at a stage where it cannot be resurrected. 'Almost all of the surface water ... In the early 1990s, when Mr Mora arrived in Beijing, few people on the mainland understood sustainable development and water management, which involves producing and distributing drinking water, ...

  9. Trade ban is lifted but wildlife still off mainland menus

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Domestication will have to be approved, with stricter precautions on quarantine The mainland ban on trading in wild animals, brought in after they were linked to the worldwide Sars ... the lifting of the ban, which was imposed at the peak of the Sars outbreak on the mainland. The committee's director, Liu Mingzu, said wildlife domestication should be allowed to increase ...

  10. Unesco 'endangered' list for mainland sites denied

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Committee's 10-day annual meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand, Jiangmen Daily in Guangdong said yesterday that six of the mainland's most renowned tourist attractions were likely to be removed ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing World Heritage delegate cites threat to six spots Unesco and Beijing have denied a mainland media report that the international cultural body was considering ...




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