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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Mainland tourist fined for assault on guide

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by ARTHUR CHAN AND AMY NIP

    ... Arthur Chan and Amy Nip Mainland tourist fined for assault on guide A mainland tourist who grabbed a female tour guide by the neck has been fined HK$3,000 and ordered to pay HK$1,000 ... Tseung's neck, inflicting injuries that required hospital treatment. It was one of two attacks on tour guides on Tuesday. The other involved a scuffle between a 38-year-old tourist and a male guide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578651/mainland-tourist-fined-assault-guide
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Letters

    Hongkongers see few benefits from influx of mainland tourists

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... Hongkongers see few benefits from influx of mainland tourists I refer to the article by Shirley Yuen, CEO of the General Chamber of Commerce (" Limiting mainland visitors counters ... of these visitors are mainlanders, and it is this geographical proximity and small physical size that should prompt the SAR government to limit tourist numbers. Hongkongers do not discriminate against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1570133/hongkongers-see-few-benefits-influx-mainland-tourists
  10. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Lifeguards in Hong Kong strike over influx of mainland tourists to pools and beaches

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 01:52pm by Phila Siu, Lai Ying-kit, Calivin Liu and Brian Yap

    ... as about 100 lifeguards across the city went on strike. The lifeguards are protesting a staff shortage and what they say is an increased workload due to an influx of mainland tourists. Some staged ... Park Swimming Pool had seen a group of 40 mainland tourists visit the pool on a "swimming tour" last month. "They had a flag that said 'Hong Kong one-day swimming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1566141/lifeguards-public-pools-and-beaches-hong-kong-strike-over-staff

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