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  1. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs leadership to help its people cope with rising tourism

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... We need leadership to help our city cope with madding crowd It is obvious to everyone that, indeed, there are far too many visitors coming to Hong Kong from the mainland. Our once ... and streets are now in a very bad state. Spitting is also on the rise. It is understandable that many Hong Kong people are frustrated. We have to go about our daily lives as normal, but are faced ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Mainland tour groups in Hong Kong for Golden Week expected to drop 30pc

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Amy Nip

    ... for mainland visitors to Hong Kong. The China Tourism Academy predicted that 480 million people would be holidaying during the period, an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year. Tse said that apart from ... were in Hong Kong each day during the golden week, a slide of 44 per cent from 2012. Tourism veterans attributed the drop to stricter rules in the mainland on group tours. A new law, approved ...

  3. News - China

    Hong Kong protesters are 'challenging highest state authority and will fail'- People's Daily

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... government The Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily on Friday condemned the organisers of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests for challenging the state’s “highest authority”. A front page ... Standing Committee. “The real goal of some Hong Kong people who use illegal means such as damaging Hong Kong’s rule of law and order is not so called genuine universal suffrage, ...

  4. News - China - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Chinese state media step up rhetoric on 'illegal' Hong Kong demonstrations

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 12:15pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com At first, reports about Occupy Central were scant, then, as they grew, took on an increasingly negative tone Hong Kong’s caring and well-behaved protesters ... Media Project, backed by the University of Hong Kong, reported only 20 mainland newspaper articles had appeared on the subject after the first two days, and most of them were based on official ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Waiting times at Hong Kong theme parks rise as tourism increases

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Amy Nip

    ... Kong continues to rise, the biggest challenge for the city's theme parks is to ensure everyone has their share of fun without having to wait too long. Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland saw their annual attendance figures exceed six million in 2012, but both had yet to reach their maximum capacity, a government assessment of Hong Kong's tourism capacity concluded. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing suspends tour groups to protest-hit Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:37am by Staff Reporters

    ... to HK Mainland authorities have suspended visits by tour groups to Hong Kong as the city's democracy movement threatens to become an international diplomatic issue. The China National ... a week from now," said Hong Kong Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung. The chairman of the Hong Kong Inbound Tour Operators Association, Ricky Tse Kam-ting, ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Land-hungry tourism a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... a 'pillar' that short changes Hong Kong [Secretary for Development Paul] Chan called for a thorough review of the development of the tourism industry. "Where should it stand among other ... detailed studies of how important tourism really is to the Hong Kong economy but, on a net basis, I would think it contributes little more than 2.5 per cent of GDP, rather than 12.5 per cent, ...

  8. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Umbrella Revolution won't dump heavy rain on Hong Kong economy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:22am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... for Hong Kong but also for China. For a group of disorganised students to take matters into their own hands, after Occupy Central had run out of ideas, was dramatic. For the government ... is the likely impact on the economy? A review of Hong Kong government economic statistics together with some dangerous fieldwork in the streets of Wan Chai provides us with a good indication. Hong Kong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong guest-house owners say new licensing rules will run them out of business

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:20pm by Amy Nip

    ... tourism' Proposed changes to hostel licensing laws threaten the survival of Hong Kong's guest houses and will affect tourism in the city, guest-house operators say. In a special meeting ... the role of guest houses in developing the tourism industry before introducing a policy that has the potential to affect the market, they said. The government began reviewing the laws governing ...

  10. News - China - TOURISM

    Shoppers' paradise on Hainan Island gives Hong Kong a run for its money

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:14am by He Huifeng

    ... a holiday in Hong Kong, but changed her mind on hearing of big promotions offered at the Haitang Bay mall. Following the mall's opening on September 1, Sanya has set itself up to rival Hong ... "In future, we will make sure our prices are competitive with Hong Kong by launching promotions frequently at times such as Christmas and Lunar New Year." Customers shopping ...




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