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  1. 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 ...

  2. Tsang's bragging in Beijing falls flat at home

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of mainland tourists visiting the city had risen 7 per cent. 'In November, the figure had exceeded 13 million, among them 5.5 million individual travellers,' he said. But the chief ... including the demolition of the Star Ferry pier and the influx of pregnant mainlanders were part of the reason. His low-key response to the campaign mounted by Civic Party challenger Alan Leong ...

  3. Do we need to go to Beijing, cap in hand?

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... for Hong Kong firms on the mainland. Others include further expansion of the individual visit scheme for mainland tourists. Mr Tsang's list reportedly contained more than 100 suggestions. One ... per cent said Hong Kong should strengthen integration with the mainland in its economic development. Only 3 per cent thought otherwise. After meeting Hu Jintao at the Asia-Pacific Economic ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. A wealth of opportunity for raising prosperity

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... obsolete as Hong Kong has become a service economy. The tourism industry is a major employer of low-skilled workers. As more mainland travellers arrive under an expanding individual traveller scheme, perhaps planning rules could be modified to facilitate the setting up of more budget hotels. Many mainland tourists do not want to spend a lot on accommodation. Apart from meeting ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and we are physically swamped by all manner of mainland tourists and visitors, not just the well-mannered cultured ones who are very welcome. Wing Lee, Tai Hang More cars last thing we need ... Accident issue cause for concern Transport and Housing Secretary Eva Cheng cited various statistics to defend implementation of the cross-border driving scheme ('Mainland cars ...

  8. Shoestring budget will not help Hong Kong's ailing economy

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and long-term jobs and promote Hong Kong as a tourist destination abroad and on the mainland the sooner we will get out of the recession. I saw nothing in the budget that would help to increase tourist ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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