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  1. Issues with mainlanders 'inevitable', official says

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Beijing's top man in Hong Kong says people should not 'make a fuss' about conflicts between city residents and mainlanders, which are inevitable given the large number of tourists arriving. The remarks by Dr Peng Qinghua, director of the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, came a day after chief executive-elect ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism boss James Tien in warning over Shenzhen entry permit influx

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Olga Wong

    ... prosecution of illegal workers. Executive councillor Bernard Chan said the government should inform its mainland counterpart of the city's maximum capacity for handling mainland tourists ... million Shenzhen permanent residents who are already allowed to apply for multi-entry permits for Hong Kong worked as parallel traders, buying goods in the city and selling them on the mainland ...

  3. Museum shining a light on June 4

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung Tony.cheung@scmp.com Most mainland tourists head to Hong Kong for the shops, but a few are venturing away from the malls to see something they won't find at home. ... Lee Cheuk-yan said about 7,000 people had visited the museum since it opened in April, and about 1,400 were mainlanders. 'We have not done a lot of publicity, but many mainland tourists ...

  4. Mainland influx will cause holiday chaos, warns DAB

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The government has been warned of serious confusion when tens of thousands of mainland tourists troop across the border during the national day holidays in October. The warning came after ... Kong-wah said the government had yet to come up with long-term plans to cope with the influx of mainlanders after opening its borders to individual travellers. He said civilian staff would ...

  5. Case of the covert cops should not be left unsolved

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tung Chee-hwa was right to be greatly concerned when two mainland security officers were caught apparently conducting a covert operation in Hong Kong. When they were arrested along with five other mainlanders last June, the chief executive said the situation, if confirmed, was 'absolutely unacceptable'. It was a rare- and refreshing- example of Mr Tung defending ...

  6. Central government is not doing Hong Kong any special favours

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... process that later also allowed the mainland's growing middle class easier access to Malaysia and Thailand. As with Hong Kong, while the policy was welcomed by the tourist trade in those two ... Peter Lok ('We were bailed out by Beijing', May 12) accuses me of trying to drive a wedge between the mainland and Hong Kong ('Any benefits from Beijing's policies ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and control. Mainlanders eager for Taiwan travel The Dragonboat Festival's long weekend starts today but residents of Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen may already be dreaming of another holiday later this month- in Taiwan. Mainland travel agencies have seen a sharp increase in inquiries in the past few days since Taipei hinted it would open to individual tourists from these three cities by the end ...

  8. Mainland hands over suspect in restaurant hit

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... happened on February 3. The middle-aged victim, identified as a tourist from the Netherlands, was shot dead at point-blank range, twice in the chest and once below his left armpit. He was dining ...

  9. Thousands on the move at end of holiday week

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... practices turning mainland visitors away. Tour guides said agencies had attempted to recover lost income by forcing tourists to spend more on shopping, so they could earn more commission. A Xinhua report yesterday said after eight years, people's attitudes towards the 'golden week' had changed. Many mainlanders chose not to travel because of the crowds. Secretary ...

  10. HK team back in Manila for release of report on tourist shooting inquiry

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A team of Hong Kong police investigating the Manila hostage tragedy returned to the Philippine capital yesterday in time for the expected release today of the report of the official inquiry into the incident. It was their second trip to the city since eight Hong Kong tourists died and seven were injured when a disgruntled ex-policeman who had hijacked their tour bus ...




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