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  1. Financial crisis keeping tourists away from the mainland

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an exceptionally cold and long winter,' she added. The number of mainland tourists going overseas rose 10 per cent last month, the administration said. ... Stephen Chen The global financial turmoil is taking its toll on the mainland's tourism industry, with the number of overseas visitors dropping significantly last month. The numbers ...

  2. HK must prepare for challenges of integration

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland tourists have made their presence felt in Hong Kong since the door was opened to individual travellers last year. By spending freely in our shops, hotels and restaurants ... repercussions. Our maternity wards, we are told, are being swamped by pregnant women from the mainland, putting a strain on resources. Increasing numbers of mainland tourists are committing crimes ...

  3. Mainlanders frequent a memorial to Tiananmen

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung 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: a museum for a dark chapter in modern Chinese history. The museum was set up by the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China in a first-floor flat in Yu Chau Street, Sham Shui Po. It remains ...

  4. Beijing upgrades travel to Taiwan

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai and Danny Mok The mainland's ties with Taiwan received a significant boost yesterday as Beijing announced individual tourists and more direct flights would ... of Fujian province to visit Taiwan's outlying islands Quemoy, Matsu and Penghu as individual tourists. In earlier talks with Beijing, Taipei had proposed that up to 500 mainlanders a day ...

  5. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo 'Lying by the pool at the Venetian, you will enjoy the view of the construction of the Cotai Strip. Dust plumes, jackhammers and piledrivers enhance the resort experience. On a positive note, a mainland tourist commented that it was no different to the pool he used in Beijing.' Citigroup analyst Anil Daswani, after visiting the newly opened resort ...

  6. Tourist crowds threaten heritage

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Mainland tourists jammed the country's world heritage sites during the 'golden week' holidays amid concerns that the crowds could inflict permanent damage ... complained that the huge crowds and noise affected their trips. 'Many tourists said they didn't see many of the cultural relics but only a lot of people's backs. It was like a living ...

  7. Mind your manners, party tells travellers

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been increasing complaints of mainlanders spitting and engaging in unruly behaviour. An increasing number of tourists are heading farther afield as more countries and regions open up ... outbound mainland tourists about 'civilised behaviour'. 'These brochures were soon snapped up after being put at major exit ports and outbound travel agencies,' senior ...

  8. Unusual end to Fat Choi run draws criticism

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... ceremony had to be staged on the podium of the Peak Galleria among a throng of visiting mainland tourists, many of whom wondered what the fuss was all about. 'The LCSD issued us a permit ...

  9. Mainland hints at direct flights across strait

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Conditions are ripe for direct flights to Taiwan and opening up the island to mainland tourists, Beijing's Taiwan affairs authority said yesterday, hinting at an imminent breakthrough in cross-strait relations. Taiwanese president-elect Ma Ying-jeou and his running mate, Vincent Siew Wan-chang, both of the relatively mainland-friendly Kuomintang, have ...

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    Crusade for Hong Kong to keep its distance from Beijing picks up steam

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... affected by things like the disturbances caused by mainland tourists, there are also impacts at the political level." Critics have faulted the HKAM for using a colonial emblem on its flags: ... the city with the mainland. Associate Professor Chan Kin-man, a Chinese University sociologist, said the support highlighted Hongkongers' discontent with what they see as Beijing's ...




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