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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... anti-discrimination ordinances. But it understandably stands out, as the influx of mainland tourists and immigrants continues to fuel social tensions. That the review has drawn mixed reactions ... Growing intolerance has seen a rise in prejudice against mainlanders in recent years, and sometimes verbal and even physical clashes. This has prompted the Equal Opportunities Commission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mainland tourist fined for assault on guide

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by ARTHUR CHAN AND AMY NIP

    ... Arthur Chan and Amy Nip Mainland tourist fined for assault on guide A mainland tourist who grabbed a female tour guide by the neck has been fined HK$3,000 and ordered to pay HK$1,000 ... Tseung's neck, inflicting injuries that required hospital treatment. It was one of two attacks on tour guides on Tuesday. The other involved a scuffle between a 38-year-old tourist and a male guide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578651/mainland-tourist-fined-assault-guide
  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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