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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Unscrupulous taxis drivers overcharging Peak Tram tourists in off-meter scam

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:27pm by Bryan Harris

    ... with an influx of mainland tourists providing "easy pickings" for dishonest drivers. An employee at the Peak Tram terminal, who identified herself as management staff, insisted ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Cabbies are quoting prices four times the metered fare- right under the nose of the police Taxi drivers taking Peak tram tourists for a ride One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581964/taxis-overcharging-peak-tram-tourists-quadruple-fares-under-polices
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - China - MACAU

    Macau tightens restriction on mainland Chinese tourists

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 12:23pm by TIFFANY AP, Lai Ying-kit, Mimi Lau

    ... the restriction, which comes into effect on July 1, was intended to stop mainland tourists supposedly transiting through Macau from overstaying there. "To avoid Chinese tourists holding Chinese ... mainland tourists who re-enter Macau within 30 days of a previous overstay will only be allowed to stay in the former Portuguese enclave for one day- down from the current two days. If tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534599/macau-tightens-restriction-mainland-tourists
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 18, 2013

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... off late at night. This would be inconvenient for tourists who might still be out shopping. Also, inadequate street lighting can lead to more crime and therefore poses a threat to pedestrians. ... the present situation. We all need to do our best to protect our lovely home of Hong Kong. Xenia Au, Sha Tin   Chinese differences easy to spot In the letter "Boorishness of tourists hurts all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1263212/letters-editor-june-18-2013

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