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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Does HK$1.38m per sq ft make sense for a shop in Causeway Bay?

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:53am by Yvonne Liu

    ... been the most popular purchases among mainland tourists. But in January, sales of electrical goods and photographic equipment slipped 18.2 per cent year on year, compared with a 20.4 per cent ... on capital growth in the long term as the shop is close to Times Square- a "must-go" destination for mainlanders. Nearby Russell Street has been the most expensive shopping street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1456056/does-hk138m-sq-ft-make-sense-shop-causeway-bay
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must see beyond the worry of a mainland influx

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says historic forces are at work that we shouldn't ignore Hong Kong must see beyond worry of a mainland influx Friction between Hong Kong people and mainlanders continues. We hear complaints about the effects of the influx of mainland tourists, especially about crowding and high rents driving local businesses off our streets. There were reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1260079/hong-kong-must-see-beyond-worry-mainland-influx
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must manage mainland visitor flood before a bust-up occurs

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... a breaking point. Do we kid ourselves that we'll never reach that point, or dare we ask the tough questions that need to be asked? How many more mainland tourists can we handle or actually need? ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says we must find more sensible ways to cope with the flood of mainland visitors before a bust-up does us real harm Fit to burst Another fire has been put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1146152/hong-kong-must-manage-mainland-visitor-flood-bust-occurs
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for an honest debate about Hong Kong's place in the nation

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says the vitriol directed at mainlanders signals a need Time for an honest debate about our place in the nation I was born in London, north London to be exact, ... prejudices, ethnic differences and linguistic divides. Yet what is so remarkable about the current debate in Hong Kong over the influx of mainlanders is how little people acknowledge that the response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1141253/time-honest-debate-about-hong-kongs-place-nation
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Stop driving Chinese visitors away, tourism chief warns

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Stuart Lau

    ... DRIVING TOURISTS AWAY, BOARD WARNS Hong Kong could become "very dull" if the backlash against mainland tourists continues- and they might just spend their cash in Paris instead, ... there is too much noise about this anti-mainland sentiment and mainlanders stop coming here, Hong Kong will become very dull. Don't forget that nowadays these mainland tourists can easily go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138164/tourism-chief-warns-mainland-tourists-might-stop-coming-hk
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Chinese tourist jumps from casino ship after tough night of gambling

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 01:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com A mainland tourist, who lost HK$120,000 gambling on board a casino ship on Wednesday night, attempted to escape from alleged “loan-sharks” by jumping into Victoria Harbour, Ming Pao reported on Thursday. His escape plan was short-lived as he was quickly pulled from the water by a passing boat. Passengers on board called police and he was escorted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1190573/chinese-tourist-jumps-casino-ship-after-tough-night-gambling
  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 1, 2013

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... with the mainland-built carriages during a recent inspection. The government is seeking greater co-operation with the mainland. It also approves all aspects of the corporation's finances, such as revision of fares and subsidies to passengers. It is not too much to ask for a probe into the Yuen Long accident by a third party independent from the Hong Kong administration and from the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1250957/letters-editor-june-1-2013
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's stop aiming at Leung and let him do his job

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by NK LAU

    ... of mainland tourists to this pillar is also undeniable. But as always, too much of a good thing will deteriorate into a nuisance at some point. The economic value of tourism is now on a relentless ... rising, there is no incentive- in fact, no room- to diversify into other trades. Like me at the checkpoint, Hong Kong is stuck in the swell of mainland tourists, and there seems to be no way out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1109237/lets-stop-aiming-leung-and-let-him-do-his-job
  9. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Jump in mainland visitors boosts price of gaming stocks

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... Paul Soh paul.soh@scmp.com Investors push up prices of casino shares after 36pc more mainland visitors holiday in Macau Surge in tourist numbers boosts gaming chips Macau gaming stocks ... and share prices duly went up. On Wednesday, 114,500 mainland visitors were estimated to have arrived in Macau, according to data from the government's tourist office, up 36 per cent from last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1150470/jump-mainland-visitors-boosts-price-gaming-stocks
  10. Business - Companies - CASINOS

    Private equity house Permira sells Galaxy stake at shares' peak

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... in 2007. Macau's casino sector has profited from the rising middle-class and affluent mainland visitors in recent years. Casino revenues have jumped more than five times that of Las Vegas primarily because of mainland tourists. But the slowdown of the mainland economy has cast doubt on the gaming industry. Casino stocks went into a tailspin after disappointing revenues in September. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1078238/private-equity-house-permira-sells-galaxy-stake-shares-peak

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