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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR jams caused by local workers, not mainland tourists, says government adviser

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR jams 'caused by workers, not tourists' The peak-hour jams on the MTR are due to the city's record number of workers rather than the increasing number of mainland visitors, a government adviser says. "People complain that mainland travellers are making our traffic very busy. But the major reason is that the number of employees [in ...

  2. News - China

    Tourists to mainland hotspots leave massive litter problem

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Mainland tourists have dirty weekend Popular mainland tourist destinations, such as Tiananmen Square and public beaches on Hainan, reported a sharp ... report blamed the enormous rubbish increase on good weather and the proximity of the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, which attracted more tourists than usual. Meanwhile, more than ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Mainland tourists forced to shop for fake products

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... He Huifeng and Johnny Tam A mainland tourist tells of being steered into buildings and pressured to buy fake products Visitors locked in stores 'til they buy Kou Qian, ... "There were several counters selling diamonds and jewellery, of unknown brands, but costing thousands, even tens of thousands, of Hong Kong dollars. The room was full of mainland tourists ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Does HK$1.38m per sq ft make sense for a shop in Causeway Bay?

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:53am by Yvonne Liu

    ... been the most popular purchases among mainland tourists. But in January, sales of electrical goods and photographic equipment slipped 18.2 per cent year on year, compared with a 20.4 per cent ... on capital growth in the long term as the shop is close to Times Square- a "must-go" destination for mainlanders. Nearby Russell Street has been the most expensive shopping street ...

  5. Comment

    Let's not be duped by fake economic argument for no limits on mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:29pm by Michael Chugani

    ... visits a year. That's a visit a week. How can that possibly not be enough for genuine tourists? Singapore had just 2.3 million mainland Chinese visitors last year but its economy hasn't ... restricts the number of tourists. Let's get the record straight. Most places do, with their visa system. The bulk of mainland visitors who come here do not qualify to enter places like the US, ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Prime rents under pressure as mainland China tourist numbers decline

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Peggy Sito, TIFFANY AP

    ... Peggy Sito and Tiffany Ap Changes in shopping habits of mainland tourists will see a fall off in prime rentals, offset by shift to northern districts Rents to fall on slide in tourists A decline in retail sales, combined with an unexpected drop in mainland tourist arrivals for this month’s Labour Day holiday, are signals pointing to a reversal of rising retail rents in Hong Kong. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BORDER CONTROL

    Mainland tourists 'exploiting' transit loophole

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Mainlanders who 'can't be bothered' with permits claim to have onward plans to exploit permit-free period, say immigration officials Tourists exploit transit loophole A growing number of mainlanders are trying to exploit a loophole by travelling to Hong Kong without permits and pretending to be in transit. The Immigration ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Tourism Board expects 59m visitors to Hong Kong this year, 45m from mainland

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:06pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Tourist numbers projected to continue growing, but at a slightly slower rate than last year, as city is urged to plan ahead Hong Kong will see about 59 million ... of visitors from the mainland is expected to increase 10.8 per cent to 45.1 million; 60 per cent of those are projected to be same-day visitors. Last year arrivals from the mainland surged 16.8 per ...

  9. Business - China Business - TOURISM

    Taiwan emerges as new playground for mainland China tourists

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Chinese visitors to the island tripled last year after Taipei relaxed rules Taiwan new playground for mainland tourists Taiwan may ... of mainlanders. A Nielsen survey shows that more than 95 per cent of independent Chinese tourists who visited Taiwan in the past year want to make a return trip and more than half plan to revisit ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case of the missing hordes of misbehaving Chinese tourists

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton blames Hong Kong stereotype on bias and misperception The misbehaving mainland hordes of our imagination The criticism of mainland Chinese tourists has now ... read" web pages of local newspapers. Mobile phones often capture these images and the story goes viral through social networks. Recently, stories have appeared asking why mainland tourists ...




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