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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Direct rage at officials, not mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Philip Bowring

    ... Next is the traffic chaos caused by busloads of mainland tourists clogging streets in Wan Chai, Repulse Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, and so on. It is not the tourists' fault that officials make ... at officials, not the visitors The proposal to limit or tax mainland visitors is absurd and can only create ill will, not only among mainlanders but the wider world. Yet, while government officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432714/direct-rage-officials-not-mainland-chinese-visitors
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bigotry is bigotry as some Hongkongers tell mainland tourists to go home

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 04:39am by Alex Lo

    ... influx of mainland visitors. That has caused serious tensions and problems in our society and economy. So instead of opening the floodgates, the right response ought to be: you are welcome here like any other visitors but unlike before, there is now a regulated queue for you to join. I believe mainland officials and would-be visitors would understand and accept that. There is another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431250/bigotry-bigotry-some-hongkongers-tell-mainland-locusts-go
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Regulating flow of mainland Chinese tourists is only sensible option in short term

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 12:05pm by Paul Yip

    ... Paul Yip Paul Yip says imposing some caps on the overwhelming number of visitors to Hong Kong, most of them mainlanders, makes sense. In fact, some shops and theme parks already set limits Regulate the flow The 54 million people who visited Hong Kong last year included 41 million from the mainland, about half of whom arrived under the individual visit scheme. Some 10 million of those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1430979/regulating-flow-mainland-chinese-tourists-only-sensible
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-mainlander protest urging curbs on visitor numbers tarnished city, say top officials

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 01:38pm by Phila Siu

    ... image. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor condemned the protesters for disrupting public order, "directly affecting" the relationship with the mainland and harming the tourist ... regrettable. We strongly condemn this sort of action." About 100 protesters called on the government to curb the number of mainland visitors. They called tourists "locusts" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429558/locust-protest-urging-curbs-mainland-visitors-tarnished-city-say-top
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protests targeting mainland Chinese visitors put Hong Kong to shame

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... year, mainland tourists at high-end shops were the victims this time. The participants in Sunday's protest hurled abuse at Putonghua-speaking shoppers on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui ... campaigns if the government fails to tackle the problems arising from an influx of mainland tourists. Clearly, the public remains unconvinced about the city's capacity to take in more tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429630/protests-targeting-mainland-chinese-visitors-put-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hongkongers should see the bigger picture on mainland Chinese visitors

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A small-minded view of mainlanders When you are narrow-minded, mean-spirited and ignorant, you end up being one of those 100 or so people rallying in Tsim Sha Tsui against mainland visitors. Yeah, yeah, I know. I have heard all the arguments about how mainland visitors don't benefit the average Hongkonger, only those in property, retail and high-end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429880/hongkongers-should-see-bigger-picture-mainland-chinese
  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Restrict Shenzhen visitors to one trip per day, says lawmaker

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... the government many times whether we can try the ‘single visit’ [model],” Fang said on TVB yesterday. Residents in the northern New Territories have complained about mainland tourists and parallel-goods ... Shenzhen visitors: lawmaker The lawmaker representing the city’s retail industry has backed calls for a restriction on mainland visitors. Vincent Fang Kang, from the pro-business Liberal Party, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509931/restrict-shenzhen-visitors-one-trip-day-retail-industry-lawmaker
  9. News - China - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    Macau reduced to a shuffle as mainland Chinese tourists flood in

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:59pm by Stuart Lau

    ... of frustration prevailed among Macau residents over the Lunar New Year as hundreds of thousands of mainland tourists swamped the city. About 2.7 million people, mostly mainlanders and a smaller portion ... one-way pedestrian system to ease the flow of people along the main thoroughfare, the Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. Local pro-Beijing media and mainland tourists said the crowd-control measure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1419945/macau-residents-complain-city-being-suffocated-lunar-new-year-surge
  10. News - China - TOURISM

    Over 100,000 mainland Chinese tourists squeeze onto tiny Gulangyu

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 01:50pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Notes from a small island: there's not much room left More than 100,000 tourists squeezed onto tiny Gulangyu, an island off the coast off Fujian province, in one 24-hour period as mainlanders made the most of the Lunar New Year holiday, albeit it with the least amount of elbow room. A massive 100,500 tourists boarded ferries to Gulangyu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420605/225-million-chinese-tourists-expected-travel-during-lunar-new-year

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