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  1. News - China - AVIATION

    Chinese tourist hub Sanya wants to reclaim land for new airport projects

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23pm by Alice Yan

    ... on reclaimed land Sanya is considering building a new airport by reclaiming land from the sea, to cope with the massive influx of tourists to the southern resort, according to a mainland media report. ... However, the local government has predicted that tourists to the city would soon number 20 million a year. The proposed Sanya airport would be built with enough capacity to handle the tourist boom. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF AND WIRE

    ... Staff Reporters and Agencies Designated hospitals to handle cases, local authorities to keep and share databases Mainland orders Ebola review The mainland's health commission has ... and share databases of people who had been in close contact with suspected and confirmed Ebola patients and designated hospitals to handle such cases. The order came as a mainland drugmaker ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JUNE 4

    Mainland tourists fuel donations to pro-democracy groups at Hong Kong's June 4 vigil

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM, Ada Lee

    ... Jeffie Lam, Ada Lee and Tony Cheung Near-record sum of donations pours in for pro-democracy groups at Tiananmen memorial event, including HK$40,000 from mainlanders Mainland tourists fuel ... on last year. "From our fundraising work and observations, we believe there were many more mainland tourists attending the vigil than a year ago," alliance vice-chairman Richard Tsoi ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New Chinese tourism rules promise politer visitors, but will they work?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Teddy Ng

    ... Ernest Kao and Teddy Ng Mainland tourists keen to behave themselves when enjoying their holidays in Hong Kong New rules promise politer visitors Mainland tourists pouring into the city ... a 64-page rulebook containing regulations forbidding mainland tourists to behave in "uncivilised" ways while overseas on Wednesday. The rules, which went into force yesterday, urged ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Tradition or tourist spectacle? Safeguarding Hong Kong's culture comes at a price

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... such as Lai Tai-sing and his wife, Chan Kam-mui. During the festivities, they stay locked inside their public housing apartment, finding the event irrelevant. "It's true that tourists make ... and the community's sense of belonging are most important to intangible cultural heritage," said Liu, a cultural anthropologist. "But when a tradition becomes a show for tourists, it is taken out ...




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