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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beware the power of racial slurs to dehumanise

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 12:13pm by CHARLTON MCILLWAIN

    ... racialised social distance between Hongkongers and mainland tourists goes hand in hand with working-class Hongkongers' widespread sense of economic dissatisfaction. Both are reflected ... Charlton McIlwain Charlton McIlwain picks apart the 'locust' slur directed at mainlanders, warning that Hong Kong is on a slippery slope, given the power of such insults ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1446961/beware-power-racial-slurs-dehumanise
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Mainland Chinese tourist plunges 11 metres to his death in Ocean Park accident

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:46pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Tourist falls to his death from Ocean Park railing A mainland tourist fell about 11 metres to his death after he apparently lost his balance while sitting on an Ocean Park railing yesterday. Cao Tao, 50, arrived from Hubei province on Wednesday and was visiting the theme park in Aberdeen alone at the time the fall took place at about 10.30am, police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1476453/mainland-tourist-plunges-11-metres-his-death-ocean-park-accident
  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    An arrivals tax would hit locals too, says CY Leung

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 06:55pm by Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... executive also said the proposal, floated by politicians as a way of curbing the influx of mainland tourists, was not feasible as the government could not tax non-locals without taxing returning ... Emily Tsang, Tony Cheung and Olga Wong Government can't tax mainlanders without taxing Hongkongers, says chief executive as he rebuffs plan to charge mainlanders an entry fee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426041/cy-leung-dismisses-arrival-tax-proposal-unfeasible
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - INSURANCE

    Chinese tourists buy 16pc of life insurance sold in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... insurance to buy list More mainland tourists are buying insurance in Hong Kong- spending HK$15 billion last year- a trend industry insiders fear could lead to complaints if sales are not handled carefully. Mainland tourists' share of new life insurance sold in the city grew to 16 per cent last year from 13 per cent in 2012, 9 per cent in 2011 and 4 per cent in 2010. Hong Kong insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466841/mainland-tourists-buy-1-6-life-insurance-policies-sold-hong
  7. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Daily items top mainland China tourists' Hong Kong shopping list

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Unlike big spenders, visitors with limited budget go for medicines, milk powder and snacks Daily items top mainland tourists' HK shopping list Medicines ... tourists, Lu said he did not buy any designer label goods. "I came here for fun," he said. "Luxury items are beyond my budget." Another mainland tourist said he had come from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1466495/daily-items-top-mainland-china-tourists-hong-kong-shopping-list
  8. News - China - TOURISM

    Rise in Chinese tours to Antarctica causes alarm

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by WU NAN

    .... Zhang Yifan, a freelance travel writer, joined a tour of 200 mainland tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday last year that counted many businessmen among the passengers. Depending on the length of the tour, an all-expenses-paid, one-week to two-week trip costs between 100,000 yuan and 500,000 yuan. "I don't think mainland tourists behaved differently compared with those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1419467/rise-chinese-tours-antarctica-causes-alarm
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why are Hong Kong people last in line in their own city?

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:39pm by Michael Chugani

    ... along by a human tide. I fought my way out and fled after 15 minutes but got trapped in an even thicker tide of locals and mainlanders across from the Sogo store. This time, I actually feared for my life. On the third day of the Lunar New Year, I gathered enough nerve to test So's claim again. Riding the Peak Tram was out of the question. The line of mostly mainlanders stretched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1422781/why-are-hong-kong-people-last-line-their-own-city
  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourist numbers projected to continue growing, but at a slightly slower rate than last year, as city is urged to plan ahead Hong Kong will see about 59 million ... of visitors from the mainland is expected to increase 10.8 per cent to 45.1 million; 60 per cent of those are projected to be same-day visitors. Last year arrivals from the mainland surged 16.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430215/tourism-board-expects-59-million-visitors-hong-kong-45-million-mainland

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