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  1. Business - Money

    Chinese to become biggest spending tourists

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainlanders are poised to become the biggest-spending overseas tourists, writesTania Branigan Wanders never cease Mainlanders are on the verge of leapfrogging the Germans and Americans ... on average less than Western tourists, the number of travellers means the total is high- and rising. Mainland travellers overseas spent US$54 billion in 2010 and US$72 billion last year, compared ...

  2. Tourist held over theft of medal

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese police said yesterday that their mainland counterparts had arrested an elderly tourist from Heilongjiang province accused ... nationalist forces to Taiwan after their defeat by the communists in 1949. Quemoy has become a popular destination for mainland tourists due to its location less 2 kilometres from Xiamen. Taiwanese ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Mainlanders go home after railway crash

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung More than 30 mainlanders- injured tourists and some relatives of those who died in an accident on a scenic railway in southern Taiwan last month- returned home yesterday. They were the first family members and tourists from the tour group to leave Taiwan following the Alishan train accident that killed five mainlanders and injured 84, along with 29 other people, ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. The next big export from Asia - travellers

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for western tourists, but that Asians, especially those from India and the mainland, will be a new and powerful force to be reckoned with in global tourism. These days, most good travel books include ... the region who are travelling abroad. Last year, 34 million mainland Chinese alone paid visits to other countries. With increasing affluence and freedom from want comes a desire to travel and see ...

  7. Building bridges

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Measures that have or will be adopted by Ma Ying-jeou's government to improve cross-strait ties Senior officials can visit mainland on case-by-case basis Mainland tourists can use credit cards in Taiwan by end of August Mainland tourists can convert yuan into new Taiwan dollars by end of next month Taiwanese funds to be invested in mainland shares before end of this month ...

  8. News - China

    Briefs, 6 October, 2012

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... 2 arrested for stabbing tourists at sacred site Two men turned themselves in to police yesterday for stabbing tourists at a sacred mountain near Huayin city, Shaanxi province. Villagers ... Japan, China, South Korea and the US. Pham says Asean and China are discussing possible activities to finance. AP Wang Dan worried by attitude to mainlanders Exiled dissident Wang Dan said closer ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Cosmetics firm says it plans to open more stores across regionas best growth in world comes from mainland market Estee Lauder to expand in Asia Estee Lauder, ... The company has 38,500 staff worldwide. "Hong Kong and mainland China are very important markets to us," Lauder told the South China Morning Post, adding the mainland market was showing ...

  10. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... with the mainland. At present, the mainland spends only 5.1 per cent of its gross domestic product on health care (the global average is 9.4 per cent). Decades of one-child policy has had its effect. China is producing fewer young people relative to its elderly, who are tending to live longer thanks to rising income and improved treatment. Over the next 20 years, the mainland will see 200 million people ...




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