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  1. Taiwanese officials get nod for trips to mainland

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and county-level exchanges across the strait. More than 750 mainland visitors- comprising 662 tourists, a 31-member delegation led by China National Tourism Administration director Shao Qiwei and 60 ... of the deal signed on June 13 to operate cross-strait weekend charter flights and open the island to 3,000 mainland tourists a day. The deal, which signals a warming of relations after decades ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there is room for improvement, especially if people realise that the true value of heritage goes beyond money. Preserving heritage can boost tourism in Hong Kong. Today's tourists want ... Chau's annual bun festival attracts thousands of tourists and thousands of dollars to the island. Heritage is also a symbol of our cultural identity. It forms part of our collective memory ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. letters

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for tourists. You can find every sort of cuisine- you're sure never to go hungry. It's also a shopping paradise. From the latest gadgets in Mong Kok, to designer brands in Pacific Place ... you where to go. Hong Kong is a great city and I'm so happy to live here. Jim Lau Show your love for the mainland The Beijing Olympics re-established China as a great country in the eyes ...

  5. Alert over air quality at tourist spots

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So A green group and a newly elected legislator have warned that worsening air quality at tourist spots could put off visitors, and are urging the government to adopt stricter ... the poor air quality would damage the city's image in the long run. Greenpeace said an earlier survey found 48.8 per cent of local tourist guides had received complaints from visitors about ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Most mainland tourists rate HK highly in surveys Forty-three per cent of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong said they spent $5,000 or more on clothes and shoes, jewellery, cosmetics, electronics and photo equipment, according to a survey conducted by the Chinese University's Department of Marketing. The researchers interviewed more than 300 mainland visitors. Most rated ...

  7. Ecology must be part of tourism planning, UN travel envoy says

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... development for other mainland resorts as it establishes itself as an international tourist destination. 'This island has a beautiful natural environment,' he said. 'I would invite ... Will Clem The mainland needs to embed ecological issues into tourism development at the planning stage to ensure the industry plays its part in creating a 'green economy', ...

  8. Public wants more focus on climate, survey shows

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong's public opinion programme was responsible for the part of the survey in the city. Research was also done in Macau and Taiwan and on the mainland. A total of 1,016 respondents ... Mainlanders showed that they thought Beijing was placing a high priority on the matter, giving it a score of 7.31 the highest among all the regions covered. Respondents were also asked to rate how ...

  9. Office deal bolsters cross-strait thaw

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the introduction of regular weekend cross-strait chartered flights and the opening up of Taiwan to mainland tourists. In their historic meeting yesterday morning, Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation ... Chien-kuo, SEF deputy secretary general, confirmed that in future Hong Kong would no longer be needed for visa applications. 'Mainland tourists now have to go to Hong Kong to apply for visas. ...

  10. Disturbing reactions to a tragedy

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... the danger of inciting too much xenophobia and closed down mainland media discussion of the issue. But it does want to see more national and ethnic consciousness in Hong Kong, so it was no surprise ... public mourning was organised for the 19 unfortunates killed in the 2008 bus crash on the road to Sai Kung? Where was the official outrage and calls for travel bans when 14 tourists died in Egypt ...




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