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  1. Comment - Debates

    Should Hong Kong now curb the number of mainland Chinese visitors it lets in?

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 05:50pm

    ... Anger continues to increase among Hong Kong people towards the rising number of mainland visitors coming to the city each day. The latest crackdown on parallel trading has fuelled further resentment towards mainlanders. Last year saw a 24 per cent rise in mainland visitors coming to Hong Kong from 2010 – bringing the total figure in 2011 to 28 million. Many commentators and government ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Shenzhen closes loophole on mainland visitors to Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen shuts loophole on solo visitors to HK Shenzhen has closed an apparent loophole involving mainland tourists travelling to Hong Kong, by requiring those ... (HK$61.50) to obtain a fake group-travel certificate from travel agents at the border. More than 100 mainland tourists who tried to use fake group-travel certificates were stopped at the border ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New Territories businesses, residents are split over more mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong and Amy Nip New Territories businesses and residents are split over letting in more mainland visitors One man's windfall is another man's irritant New Territories businesses and residents remain divided on whether more mainland visitors would be good or bad for them. Worries about next month's opening-up of multiple-entry permits to 4.1 million ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Businesses count the cost of decision to block extra Shenzhen visitors

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Fiona Tam, JOLIE HO

    ... an additional HK$1 billion turnover for the industry," Wong said. Mainland visitors spent HK$5 billion on food last year, 5 per cent of the catering industry's overall turnover. Per capita spending by mainland visitors on food dropped from about HK$1,000 in 2003 to HK$200, he said, reflecting changes in consumption patterns. "People would rather shop than dine," he said. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    C.Y. Leung says HK will control number of visitors from Shenzhen

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that will allow millions more mainlanders to pay multiple visits. "On the one hand we will control the number of people coming in," Leung said. "At the same time we will also step up ... strain on infrastructure. Green Sense protested outside the Immigration Department yesterday, demanding controls on the number of visitors crossing the border. The Democratic Party will protest ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Development that would benefit locals and mainland visitors

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says new housing with shopping malls may ease the crunch Development that would benefit locals and mainland visitors There was a time when mainland tourists were ... capacity if the number of mainland visitors simply continues to rise. And anyway, there are limits to what Hong Kong people can accept in terms of the impact on their quality of life. Retailers ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New mainland visitor plan must benefit all

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial New visitor plan must benefit all Hong Kong can temporarily heave a sigh of relief after the mainland authorities put on hold their plans to relax travel restrictions ... not have any control over the number of mainland visitors. Although growing integration is an irreversible trend after reunification, the controversy underlines the need for more liaison. ...

  8. Anger at mainland visitors escalates with 'locust' ad

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... towards mainlanders will only worsen. A full-page ad featuring an image of locusts- a label used to refer to mainland visitors among sections of the city's web community- appears ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A row between Hongkongers and mainlanders is reaching boiling point after internet users raised more than HK$100,000 in less than a week to finance ...

  9. Don't condemn mainland visitors for knowing little about our unique culture

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... frustrations with mainland visitors. I find the rose-tinted nostalgia for the British bemusing, however, and would like to remind everyone that it is not only mainlanders who are capable ... their anger at mainland visitors, but this usually only escalates the problem. Unfortunately, many mainlanders are simply ignorant of Hong Kong's unique culture, and who can blame them when ...

  10. Mainland visitors tipped to take a breather

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... year. Last week's Lunar New Year holiday saw the number of mainland visitors grow 3 to 4 per cent from last year, although the number of foreign visitors for the holiday was down by 2 to 3 per cent. The number of mainland tour groups rose 1.5 per cent. 'We are concerned about the slight drop in foreign visitors,' Tung said. 'We have to pay attention ...




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