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  1. Sophisticated strategy needed to woo tourists

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for persuading mainland residents to take holidays in Hong Kong. The government has put a lot of effort into promoting our city as a tourist destination as we seek to bounce back from Sars. But the advertising blitz was primarily aimed at countries overseas, rather than at the mainland. The need to sell Hong Kong to the rest of China should not be overlooked. Mainlanders have been flocking here ...

  2. Surprised tourists treated to state banquet in Beijing

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Beijing Tourism Bureau last night hosted a banquet at the Great Hall of the People for more than 500 tourists, among the first foreign tour groups to have arrived in the capital since ... as a gesture of thanks for returning to the mainland so soon after Sars had passed. It said 396 visitors had come from Hong Kong, 110 from South Korea and 33 from Australia. Tourism ground to a halt ...

  3. Mainlanders shun HK as visitor numbers fall

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Hong Kong recorded 1,145,551 mainland arrivals and a total of 2,147,926 arrivals, board figures show. 'We found that tourists from around Asia and the mainland are mostly concerned about ... Nicola Li and Dennis Eng The number of mainland visitors this month has shrunk by about 10 per cent year on year, preliminary figures show, while total arrivals in the past four weeks fell ...

  4. Confirmed case puts dampener on mainlanders' May Day mood

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen The confirmed swine flu case in Hong Kong is causing jitters among mainland tourists aiming to spend the May Day holiday in the city. As the Hong Kong government raised the flu alert to the highest level and the mainland authorities further tightened border checks, some holidaymakers said they would cut short or cancel their visits. Those who chose to go ...

  5. 5b yuan set aside to stop virus hitting mainland

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The central government has set aside a 5 billion yuan (HK$5.7 billion) war chest to prevent the deadly swine flu virus from entering the mainland, Premier Wen Jiabao announced yesterday. Mr Wen also pledged closer co-operation with international organisations to contain the disease and ordered mainland health authorities to work closely with their counterparts ...

  6. Blame the real Sars villain- the mainland

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vigour as they pick on our own overworked and under-appreciated health-care professionals, death and disease will continue to come to us from the mainland. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED Fest ... was awarded one developer (without tender). It would also give us a homegrown cultural icon to market to tourists instead of an imported one like Disneyland. WENDY MC TAVISH, Central A little more ...

  7. Tourist island offers a deadly souvenir

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar, Indonesia Prostitutes on the tourist island of Bali say they are being unjustly blamed for the spread of Aids into the mainstream community, after a recent report said as many as one in four sex workers there had HIV. According to a survey by Udayana University epidemiologist Professor Dewa Nyoman Wirawan- an expert on HIV/Aids and founder of local ...

  8. Forty HK tourists quarantined in Beijing after flying with flu patient

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A tourist who gave her name as Ms Wong said they were not allowed to go anywhere except to walk around a small garden with masks on. Another tourist, a Mrs Lo, feared she might get sick ...

  9. Tourist critical with meningococcal infection

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A tourist, 48, was critically ill with a meningococcal infection, the first confirmed case this year. The Centre for Health Protection said he developed headache, muscle pain and a cough on October 12 when he arrived in the city from a trip in England and Ireland. He consulted a private doctor two days later and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital the next day. Tests ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland's organ donation system to be made fairer to recipients

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of Health, though experts say it will do little to address the mainland's organ donation crisis. Health ministry spokesman Deng Haihua said the agency would soon publish a draft regulation ... mainland media said could happen in as little as three years, the system would enable health officials to match the most needy cases with available organs from the country's 164 accredited ...




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