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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Mainlanders' spending in Hong Kong doesn't show up in our GDP- that's statistical reality

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that Hong Kong residents have spent abroad. Thus if mainland tourist spending here now crashes, our economy will march on untroubled. But I hear you. This is all wrong, you say. Things should ... tourists buy in our shops is imported. But consider some other things. You may say that a drop in mainland tourism will put a number of people out of work and push up our unemployment figures. Yes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1532890/mainlanders-spending-hong-kong-doesnt-show-our-gdp-thats
  2. Comment - Blogs - HONG KONG

    Who's really allowed to squat on the MTR floor?

    Posted May 29th 2013, 04:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... compartment floor. Legs stretched, smartphone out and headphones on, not a single passenger on the train tells her off. It turns out the woman wasn't a mainland tourist but an attractive ... of banter on the subject of appropriate tourist behaviour. Some pointed out that Hongkongers had double-standards. If the woman was a mainlander, netizens pointed out, she would have had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1248989/whos-really-allowed-squat-mtr-floor
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Does race matter in bad behaviour?

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer wonders why Hongkongers seem indifferent to loutish Westerners but outraged over the conduct of mainlanders here Bad behaviour I am partial to sharing ... shocked, did not become outraged as they may have done had it been someone of another ethnic persuasion. Alex has his take; here is mine. YouTube is awash with videos of mainland Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1215389/does-race-matter-bad-behaviour
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    NeoDemocrats call for end to multi-entry permits for Shenzhen residents

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by AMY NIP AND CALVIN LIU

    ... for a cap on mainland visitor numbers. Residents in the New Territories have complained that tourists are placing a strain on pools in Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Tuen Mun during the summer period, ... for mainland tourist Luo Yitian and a few of his friends. "This swimming pool is bigger and cleaner than those in Shenzhen," said Luo. Taxi driver Tin Ka-sin said he swam there daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562956/neodemocrats-call-end-multi-entry-permits-shenzhen-residents
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    We all need a little light relief …

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and argues we each should give our take in our respective columns. As you know, YouTube is full of misbehaving mainlanders and their children caught on camera doing just that, and many such clips go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1215520/we-all-need-little-light-relief
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Bring children to pee in Hong Kong': Mainlander starts campaign after public urination clash

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 01:39pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Call for action may break mainland law; call of nature may cost HK$2,000 Pee protest could land proponents in poop Internet users calling on mainlanders ... with anyone who takes part in the protest. Mainland law prohibits encouragement of such disruptions of public order even if it takes place elsewhere, a veteran lawyer with experience in both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496617/bring-your-children-pee-hong-kong-mainlander-starts-campaign-after
  7. Comment - Letters

    Problems created by mainland Chinese tourists cannot be ignored

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... Problems created by mainland tourists cannot be ignored Hong Kong people's dissatisfaction over aspects of their livelihood such as rising prices and overcrowding have been widely discussed in the past months. The overcrowding problem has been exacerbated by the increasing number of mainland tourists, In February, there was an "anti-locust" protest whose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1492243/problems-created-mainland-chinese-tourists-cannot-be-ignored
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Crackdown launched on travel agents offering 'forced shopping' trips

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:25pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Unscrupulous mainland travel firms now using fake tourists to bully tour groups into spending in shops after receiving cheap or free accommodation ... and often unlicensed mainland agencies were increasingly using a new tactic to get around the law. "It's no longer the tour guide who forces [tourists] to shop. Now it is often someone who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554133/travel-industry-council-step-checks-amid-resurgence-forced-shopping
  9. Business - Economy - TOURISM

    Riding the new wave of solo Chinese travellers

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Younger, well-heeled tourists from the mainland are abandoning the group tour and increasingly striking out on their own overseas holidays Riding the new wave of solo Chinese travellers A new breed of younger, internet-savvy Chinese tourists is emerging, and their spending power is being targeted around the globe, industry players say. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1159227/riding-new-wave-solo-chinese-travellers
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong can accommodate growing number of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:06pm by CHEAH CHENG HYE

    ... of the local labour force. If we successfully take up the challenge of accommodating the mainland tourists, we would have made meaningful progress in reversing the ill winds that have blown against ... Cheah Cheng Hye Cheah Cheng Hye says it's possible for Hong Kong to successfully accommodate the growing number of mainland visitors, with some imaginative thinking and a return ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1463179/how-hong-kong-can-accommodate-growing-number-mainland-visitors

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