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  1. Tsang vows to curb mainland birth tourism

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wanting to come to Hong Kong. And he sidestepped a question as to whether he would seek a reinterpretation of the Basic Law to deny right of abode to babies born to mainlanders 'The existing strategy is effective,' he said. 'It not only tackles the 'symptoms' but also the root of the problem. It can get at the root if they are barred from entering Hong Kong ...

  2. Solution to birth tourism promised

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... giving birth here might have before it decides whether to seek a reinterpretation of or amendment to the Basic Law. Zhu, who was in the city to attend a reception of the Federation of Hong Kong ... Chi-yuen said the city's government had proposed to Guangdong that they co-operate to stamp out the middlemen and agencies that arrange for pregnant mainlanders to come to Hong Kong. Tam said ...

  3. Novel boost for tourism

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mukul Munish The Hong Kong Tourism Board is making a concerted effort to get cash-rich Indians to visit Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong Tourism Board statistics, the number of Indian ... that with a greater number of flights between India and Hong Kong, tourism from both sides should increase in the coming year. Muthu Arunachalam, chairman of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, says ...

  4. Help for small businesses and tourism applauded

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprises. To promote tourism, the 3 per cent hotel tax paid by guests will be waived. The financial secretary said this would enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong's hotel industry ... year, cutting government revenue by HK$1.6 billion. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce said that of all the budget measures, it particularly welcomed the cut in profits tax. Acting ...

  5. Vietnamese PM to visit Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years. Two-way trade and tourism is soaring, with Vietnam's small but emerging middle class coming to the city for private banking and investment, and shopping. Hong Kong - the closest big ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will visit Hong Kong next week in the first official mission to the city by a government leader from modern ...

  6. Hong Kong's 8 natural wonders - you choose

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong has one of the world's most spectacular urban landscapes. Though less well known, its rural landscape boasts some world-class natural architecture, too. Now ... Officials have said Hong Kong might have the world's largest cluster of hexagonal rock pillars. 'These pre-selected wonders are important and unique in Hong Kong in terms of not just ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... when President Hu Jintao said at a banquet organised by Hong Kong to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the handover that importance should be placed on national education in the city. Hu said: "I have something special to say about young people in Hong Kong because they represent the future of Hong Kong, indeed, the future of China … We should foster a strong sense ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More pressing needs for Hong Kong than 'city of lifts' plan

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial A 'city of lifts' is just not enough Leung Chun-ying must have surprised many in the community when he announced a multi-billion-dollar spending spree to improve the city's access for the elderly, disabled and children. Dubbe ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must act now to create a comprehensive population policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The latest population projections from the Census and Statistics Department put into sharp focus challenges for Hong Kong that we are well aware of but have done little to address. Society ... in Leung's zero-quota policy for mainland women not married to Hong Kong men giving birth here. That there will be so few wage earners financially responsible for so many without incomes ...

  10. Maritime museum has high hopes for new home

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... about HK$12 million to run each year and the government will provide about a third of this for the first five years. Professor Bert Becker, a maritime historian at the University of Hong Kong, said the new location would 'help to further shape and strengthen Hong Kong's own identity in relation to mainland China, and enhance the territory's reputation ...




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