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  1. Boom in mainland visitors to HK

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The number of mainland tourists visiting Hong Kong on individual travel permits rose by nearly 30 per cent to more than 7.5 million in the first 11 months of last year, ... G2000 and U2, said he was surprised by the figures, which surpassed those for mainland tourists to Macau. 'A 30 per cent increase, that's quite surprising since we all have ...

  2. Tourism chief expects fewer visitors

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... encouraging, with the number of mainland visitors shrinking about 15 per cent year on year during the first 15 days of this month. Over half of Hong Kong's visitor arrivals are from the mainland. Last year, visitors from Guangdong accounted for 78 per cent of the 16.8 million mainland arrivals. ...

  3. Visitor protests?

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How should pro-democracy lawmakers regard the advice to 'communicate' with mainland officials when all legislative councillors visit Guangdong later this month? Should they avoid radical actions? Write to us ...

  4. Rent-a-child scheme helps Macau visitors beat the border queues

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The human logjam at Macau's major border checkpoint has spurred a search for ways to cross the border more rapidly, including the option of renting a child. Visitors hiring ... take an hour for visitors to cross the border during peak hours, but a journey through channels for residents usually takes less than 20 minutes. A new business of renting children has appeared ...

  5. HK wary of Guangdong backlash

    Posted Jan 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Foshan. Despite the deficit from last week's first leg the mainlanders are expected to mount a strong challenge on home turf. 'We are not 100 per cent sure of a victory although we go into the match with a big advantage,' said Hong Kong captain Li Haiqiang. 'They should be improved from the first leg. With the support of the home crowd and the help of a mainland referee, ...

  6. Mainland checkpoint sought for HK airport

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Elaine Chan in Beijing The Airport Authority has proposed that the Hong Kong and central governments set up a mainland immigration checkpoint at Chek Lap Kok. Authority chief executive ... integrate with the mainland, seeking to ride on its phenomenal economic growth. 'Hong Kong needs to integrate with the mainland for sustainable growth,' Mr Pang said in Beijing. '[We ...

  7. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... to downright amusement. Remember, it was barely four months ago that the mainland's first free-trade zone was launched in Shanghai, modelled on Hong Kong's free port. "If you are going ... as Shanghai's success has always stirred jealousy. But there are downsides for the ongoing free-trade zone movement on the mainland, as the foreign consultant points out. Eventually, if every city ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China is like the EU; provinces are its member states

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... not appreciating perhaps that it is not "one" but many different markets. Even taking on a province can be a daunting proposition. Five of the mainland's provinces have populations bigger ... of independent economies that have similar rules but can operate quite differently. Part of the reason for misunderstandings over the scale, size and nature of the mainland's different economies ...

  9. The Swan that made a splash in mainland investment

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... are a reminder of colonial times. Among them is a conspicuous, 34-storey, modern white building whose atrium, opened 28 years ago, still attracts crowds of visitors keen to take photographs of an elegant ... Swan Hotel, the first joint-venture five-star hotel on the mainland, whose story is inseparable from the economic opening and reform policy conceived 30 years ago. It also represents ...

  10. Business - China Business - LOGISTICS

    Hong Kong faces mainland China challenge as ports expand

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Guangdong's ambitious plan to boost its shipping infrastructure poses risk to city's terminal operators but creates an opportunity for exporters Hong Kong faces mainland challenge as ports expand Guangdong's plan to spend billions of yuan to create a network of ports, railways and waterways will pose a competitive threat to Hong ...




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