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  1. Birth tourism ban makes a nonsense of government plans

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland I am not sure about mainland mums flooding into Hong Kong's maternity wards. But the invective certainly flooded into my e-mail inbox yesterday after I suggested that incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying has not fully thought out his proposed ban on mainlanders giving birth in Hong Kong's private hospitals. To judge from some of the more immoderate ...

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    Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The book went viral and the movie could be a hit: 'Due West' lifts the lid on Hong Kong men seeking sex and solace in a Guangdong factory town A clutch of scantily clad young ... Journey , a screen adaptation of an online erotic novel about a young Hong Kong man's adventures in seeking sex services, and more, in Dongguan, Guangdong. While many know about ...

  3. HK can learn from Irish who voted in referendum to end 'citizenship tourism'

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to reports on the influx of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong's private and public hospitals, and the resulting pressure on the health-care and education system. ... Unfortunately, Hong Kong people are not given the choice to change what is an extremely unfair and dangerous situation. It is unfair to mothers in the SAR who are unable to access what should be regarded ...

  4. Easing of visa rules in Shenzhen next month set to boost tourism

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... or 12 months. With the scheme to be launched 10 days before Christmas, Wu expects significant benefits for Hong Kong's tourism and hospitality sectors. 'I expect 90 per cent of them ... as the average mainlander, Wu said. The Tourism Commission and Hong Kong Tourism Board said they hoped the scheme could be implemented as soon as possible. The board said it would promote Hong ...

  5. 7m figure for untapped Shenzhen visitors too high, says tourism boss

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tourism Board chairman James Tien Pei-chun has raised doubts over whether the number of Shenzhen visitors who would be eligible to visit Hong Kong under relaxed visa regulations is as high as the administration claims. The number of non-permanent Shenzhen residents visiting Hong Kong might be lower than the government's 7 million estimate, Mr Tien said. Many migrant ...

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    Where's Hong Kong's diversity pledge?

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... in any government policies, despite the fact that the Tourism Commission highlights the "cultural diversity and cosmopolitan lifestyle" of Hong Kong. This description is probably meant ... Kerry Kennedy says ethnic minorities in Hong Kong won't see their potential fully developed- for their own benefit and society's- if multiculturalism remains a policy ...

  7. Asia growing as gay tourist hotspot

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Atlantis Events has also opened its market to Asia. Last year, the largest gay and lesbian tour operator in the US offered for the first time an all-gay cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore that sold ... visited South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. Purple Dragon focuses solely on Asia with tours in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, the mainland, India and Bhutan, with Sri Lanka ...

  8. The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... committed people from all walks of life to help organise visits and outings for people with physical disabilities. Teen volunteer: Angel Yeung Ngai-kwan, 22, is an student at City University of Hong Kong. She has been doing volunteer work for over six months. 'I joined the volunteer team when doing an internship at Easy-Access Travel Limited, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Society ...

  9. Hong Kong sees blue skies ahead, 3 surveys reveal

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... and retail, and property, business services and telecommunications sectors, where positive sentiment far exceeded the negative. 'You can see that global economic growth and Hong Kong economic growth have been quite strong in recent months and this has made people a bit more positive,' said Hong Kong Productivity Council general manager Vincent Li Kai-lun, whose organisation ...

  10. Budget that's right for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by James Tien

    ... James Tien Financial secretaries delivering their budget speeches in Hong Kong have too often appeared like stern mothers addressing unruly children- whom they love dearly but don't ... to create a warm and fuzzy atmosphere ahead of the chief executive election. While it was certainly a 'feel-good' budget, such accusations are unfounded and ignore Hong Kong's fiscal ...




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