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  1. 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
  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No excuse for using slurs against mainlanders

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 05:59pm by LING WOO LIU

    ... of all foreign investment now stemming from the mainland, and mainland tourists now comprising three-quarters of all visitors. But those aren't reasons to resort to name calling. Even ... for Hong Kong to stop the degrading name-calling Cutting words The "locust" protests in Hong Kong underscore long-fomenting resentment among some who feel that mainland Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1451647/no-excuse-using-slurs-against-mainlanders
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland Chinese visitors bemused

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by Ernest Kao, LO WEI

    ... Ernest Kao and Lo Wei Demonstrators dressed as Red Guards urge mainlanders to spend their cash at home 'Patriotic' protest leaves mainland visitors bemused Revolutionary music blared through the streets of Causeway Bay yesterday as dozens of people dressed in Red Guard uniforms staged a tongue-in-cheek protest against the influx of mainland visitors to Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450190/patriotic-protest-leaves-mainland-chinese-visitors-bemused
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    'Parody' protesters march to urge mainlanders to 'reignite their patriotism... and shop at home'

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:54pm by Johnny Tam, JOANNA CHIU

    ... Johnny Tam and Joanna Chiu Latest protest sees marchers dressed as Red Guards, equating patriotism with staying home More hostility for mainland visitors Dozens of protesters, some dressed in Red Guard uniforms, marched through Mong Kok yesterday urging mainland visitors to "love their country and party"- and stay at home. They waved copies of Mao's "little red ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444313/parody-protesters-march-urge-mainlanders-reignite-their-patriotism
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must have zero tolerance for anti-mainlander hate campaigns

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:28am by John Young

    ... souring relations Zero tolerance Last month's protests against mainland visitors in Tsim Sha Tsui cast a shadow over Hong Kong's reputation as a world city and international tourist ... for fear of damage by the protesters, forcing many of the tourists to seek safety in the shops that remained open. None of this was brought on by anything any individual mainland visitor had said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1441654/hong-kong-must-have-zero-tolerance-anti-mainlander-hate
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Few turn up for protest in Hong Kong against mainland Chinese tourists

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao

    ... Samuel Chan and Ernest Kao Few turn up to rally against mainland tourists Only about 20 people turned up yesterday for a protest against mainland tourists after a much larger demonstration ... people had signed up on Facebook for the protest, but most failed to materialise. Commenting on protests targeting mainland tourists yesterday, the chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433884/few-turn-protest-hong-kong-against-mainland-chinese-tourists
  9. 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
  10. 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

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