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  1. Visa rules relaxed for Taiwanese tourists

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah announced yesterday that Taiwanese passport holders with mainland travel permits would have their maximum stay extended from seven days to a month. Taiwanese ... those without the mainland permits need to apply for Hong Kong visas through travel agencies in Taiwan. The changes were announced yesterday after the second meeting between two high-level ...

  2. Tsang vows to curb mainland birth tourism

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... checks as more tourists came for the Lunar New Year holiday. More immigration officers and medical staff would be deployed at border checkpoints to help stop pregnant mainlanders without bookings ... of pregnant mainlanders to the city to give birth. Those were two of four pledges he made in a question-and-answer session with lawmakers as anger grows over competition for the city's public ...

  3. Democrats to raise 'key issues' in talks on mainland

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Democratic Party leader yesterday expressed uncertainty about a meeting with mainland officials during the ice-breaking Pearl River Delta visit today, but vowed to raise political and economic issues whenever possible. Party chairman Lee Wing-tat was unsure how the meeting with mainland officials would be set up. But he said he would try to raise key issues- ...

  4. Solo travel scheme will cover five more cities

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... boost awareness of the city, especially among residents of second and third-tier mainland cities. A spokesman added that with the additional cities under the scheme, the influx of tourists would ... Dikky Sinn in Beijing and Dennis Eng Residents from five more mainland cities will be added to the individual traveller scheme in Hong Kong from May 1, Premier Wen Jiabao revealed ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang said this approach was often used overseas and he would urge the relevant departments to do the follow-up work. Penalties ruled out for guides who pressure tourists to spend Commenting on recent scandals involving tourist guides coercing mainland tourists into making purchases at shops, the chief executive said the Tourism Commission had been urged to clarify with guides ...

  6. Tsang downplays hopes of mainland political post

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the mainland's top political advisory body. Tsang had been tipped to become a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), along with former chief executive Tung ... Information Services lunch, turning it into his farewell meeting with the media. Tsang stressed that he planned to pursue activities that would benefit the mainland and Hong Kong. However, they must ...

  7. Donald Tsang's 'Santa Claus' legacy

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... University, said mainland tourists flocked to Hong Kong because of the heavy taxes levied on consumer goods on the mainland. Any change in the mainland's tax regime could reverse this trend, he ... year, up 87 per cent from 2010. Indeed, Hong Kong remains the top destination of yuan deposits outside the mainland. But Tsang has done little to foster development of the 'six new pillar ...

  8. Fung Shui Masters reflect and look ahead

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... destination with mainland tourists due to the weakening of the star of wealth. 'The growth in the number of mainland tourists is already calming down, with many choosing to visit France or Japan ... For Tsang, 2009 was the year when he drew public ire by telling lawmakers to 'move on' from the Tiananmen Square crackdown of 20 years earlier because the mainland economy had brought much ...

  9. Mainland mums, stay away

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Wong Yat-hei Issues Private hospitals exploit the public Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's decision not to allow mainland women to give birth in local private ... in the face. But Federation of Trade Unions member Chan Yuen-han disagreed. He said private hospitals' practice of making profits by catering to mainland mothers was a disservice to Hong Kong ...

  10. 'Zero' quota for mainland mums

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying said yesterday mainland women who have not got a Hong Kong husband will not be allowed to give birth at private hospitals next year. He also said children born to mainland parents would not be guaranteed residency. The influx of mainland mothers-to-be, who are accused of squeezing resources available to Hong Kong ...




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