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  1. Board in bid to boost visits from Taiwan

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The Hong Kong Tourism Board opened an office in Taipei yesterday, to attract more family and overnight travellers from Taiwan. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung said at the opening ceremony ...

  2. Shut out

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in May 2008, President Ma Ying-jeou has improved cross-strait relations in a way no other leader has done, opening direct air, sea and postal links and signing 15 economic and trade agreements. ... Communist Party or People's Liberation Army. 'The PLA has many firms in Hong Kong and elsewhere. We ban people with links to such companies.' If a potential buyer wins approval from ...

  3. Solo mainland tourist numbers disappoint

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the three cities- Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen- from where residents are allowed to visit Taiwan individually, and some operators cited unavailable plane seats, as well the hot Taiwanese summer, ...

  4. New lease of life for Taipei's airport

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taipei Taipei's 'in-town airport' was once almost thrown out of town. Criticism of the airport and growing support for investment in a high-speed rail network almost led to the downtown Songshan International Airport being ...

  5. Skies set to open for new runway

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Civil Aviation Department said officials from Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau had finally reached a consensus on relaxing airspace boundaries after three years of talks. No formal agreement has yet been signed, but it is seen as a vital step if the three cities are to meet the demands of growing air traffic in the region in the next two decades. Airlines in the greater Pearl River ...

  6. Six decades of suspicion finally over

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... from Beijing and Shanghai also took advantage of the latest easing of visiting restrictions. Taiwan says it will review the scheme in three months before deciding whether to raise the quota and open up to more mainland cities. The purposes of yesterday's visits- from as short as three days to as long as nine- ranged from simple sightseeing to medical check-ups and property market ...

  7. HK, Taiwan clear way for more flights

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Lawrence Chung in Taipei Hong Kong and Taiwan are ready to sign a new civil aviation agreement that is expected to increase daily flights between the two places. It is the first deal between them since the handover in 1997. The travel ...

  8. Battle to stop Yangtze dam and save fish heats up

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Analysts say the struggle is another example of the way political interests and economic growth trump environmental concerns. The Xiaonanhai dam, proposed 700 kilometres upstream from the Three ... the necessary environmental approval.' The Ministry of Environmental Protection has quietly posted the proposed change to the park on its website for public scrutiny, without mentioning the link ...

  9. Could city still fly without runway 3?

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Is the HK$136.2 billion third runway project our only choice to remain competitive? The barrage of information in the three weeks since the proposal's ... quite reached breaking point yet, we are no longer the up-and-coming economy we were three decades ago, when development ruled above everything else. For those who find Mong Kok and Causeway Bay ...

  10. Cross-over events taking their toll on Class Three

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken It has been difficult not to notice the hole appearing in Class Three lately, with 16 races over the past months failing to fill fields at declaration time. Even one extended Class Three didn't manage to fill up, and the grade must be a concern at Sports Road, given the clear link between full fields and betting turnover. The season has seen 258 Class Four races ...




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