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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let the free market determine flow of tourists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let the market guide tourism Tourism from the mainland has become such a sensitive issue in Hong Kong that the merest hint of government intervention to curb growing numbers ... workers and investors don't need such uncertainties; an approach centred on our free market spirit has to be clearly articulated. Growing anti-mainland sentiment makes a response a necessity. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523483/let-free-market-determine-flow-tourists
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Tourist trap

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:27am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Tourist trap Mainland tourists are a sensitive subject of conversation in Hong Kong. Fresh data suggests they should be an even more important focus, as a slump in their spending is weighing more heavily on the city's economy than first thought. Bank of America Merrill Lynch has crunched the numbers to show that the slowest annual growth in mainland tourist arrivals since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1577950/chart-day-tourist-trap
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for hateful finger-pointing in a truly civil society

    Posted May 05th 2014, 03:01am by Alice Wu

    ... been too much on our minds in Hong Kong. Almost everyone has weighed in and pent-up emotions have been gushing out over the now infamous video of a mainland couple allowing their child to urinate in a busy Mong Kok street. The cultural divide between Hongkongers and mainlanders is already dangerously wide, and continues to grow. Previously deemed too unsavory a topic for the dinner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1504279/no-place-hateful-finger-pointing-truly-civil-society
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - COMMERCIAL

    Landlords forced to lower asking rents as mainland tourist spending falls

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Decline in number of big-spending mainland tourists has hit sales of luxury goods, forcing owners to be more realistic in their rent demands Retail landlords ... cent when the old leases expired. The changing habits of mainland tourists put paid to such hopes; now, these landlords are adjusting to a more sober outlook. International luxury brands... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1549705/landlords-forced-lower-asking-rents-mainland-tourist
  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Local concerns complicate hopes of a cap on visitors

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Tammy Tam

    ... of Hongkongers wanted to see the number of mainland tourists capped, Leung gave his clearest hint yet that controls could be imposed, saying his administration was speaking to Beijing on the issue, without offering details. Earlier last month, Beijing's top official on Hong Kong, National People's Congress chairman Zhang Dejiang, told the HKMAO and mainland tourist authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480936/local-concerns-complicate-hopes-cap-visitors
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elite clueless about the pain of coping with tourist flood

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:14pm by Michael Chugani

    ... with fear-mongering talk of efforts by Singapore and others to snatch tourists away. Hong Kong had 54.3 million tourists last year, 41 million of them mainlanders. Do you know how many Singapore had? Just ... the commerce secretary, insisted Hong Kong could handle millions more mainland visitors while haughtily telling passengers who complained about MTR overcrowding to wait for the next train. Last week, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1569100/hong-kongs-elite-clueless-about-pain-coping-tourist-flood

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