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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Business chambers liken Occupy Central to Thai protests, say tourism will plummet

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JEFFIE LAM, Austin Chiu

    ... … occupying certain parts of Bangkok, tourism numbers began to drop quite quickly," General Chamber of Commerce chairman Pang Yiu-kai said. But the civil disobedience movement rejected comparison ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561449/business-chambers-liken-occupy-central-thai-political-protests
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Questions raised over credibility of planned anti-Occupy signature campaign

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:27pm by Joyce Ng

    ... come up with something much stronger … since they attacked our referendum so vigorously." Meanwhile, Tourism Board chairman Peter Lam Kin-ngok warned that Occupy Central could harm tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551059/questions-raised-about-credibility-planned-anti-occupy-signature
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Barristers too sensitive on white paper, says Beijing official

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... yesterday with four core members of his party to discuss political reform and tourism- including the flood of mainland visitors that has irked Hongkongers. "[Wang] agreed that we should not cut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1532141/barristers-too-sensitive-white-paper-says-beijing-official
  4. News - China - POLITICS

    Government handouts at China holiday resort spark debate

    Posted May 07th 2014, 05:07pm by Zhang Hong

    ... coffers. Last year, its tourism income alone was 23.3 billion yuan, and its total GDP was 37.3 billion. "The subsidy is positive as it shows the government is concerned about the general ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506634/government-handouts-china-holiday-resort-spark-debate
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central to hit Hongkong Land, Wharf Holdings hardest, UBS says

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:48pm by Jeffie Lam and Peggy Sito

    ... and the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. The impact of the movement would not be confined to Central because if it was prolonged it would also discourage tourism, the report said. As a result, Wharf, which owns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462791/occupy-central-hit-hongkong-land-wharf-holdings-hardest-ubs
  6. News - China - POLITICS

    HK delegates eye greater links with motherland

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... brushed off the suggestion. "We won't shut our door and … restrict tourists." He insisted tourism development would be "healthy". Peter Wong Man-kong, another NPC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1439647/hk-delegates-eye-greater-links-motherland
  7. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    President Xi Jinping braves smog in surprise visit to popular Beijing tourist zone

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:45pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com President Xi Jinping has been photographed walking along one of Beijing’s most well-known streets, two months after his last surprise appearance turned a steamed bun restaurant into a tourism attraction. Xi earned praise among internet users for taking the stroll as air pollution had reached hazardous levels on Tuesday. The level of PM2.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1434801/president-xi-jinping-spotted-out-and-about-popular-beijing
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    National People's Congress deputy seeks quota for mainland travellers to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Tony Cheung

    ... to about 3 to 5 per cent a year. Tourism-sector lawmaker Yiu Si-wing believed the idea was unlikely to be accepted. "Tourists are now concentrated in Kowloon, Sha Tin and Sheung Shui," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428019/national-peoples-congress-deputy-seeks-quota-mainland-travellers-hong
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Can trade-based seats continue to function?

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:33am by Stuart Lau

    ... instead put forward 10 directors as voters. But tourism sector lawmaker Yiu Si-wing believes such a change would be the wrong approach for his seat. Some 80 per cent of the 1,000 votes in the tourism sector are in the hands of corporations, and Yiu said that changing to a director-based approach would leave too much power in the hands of big travel agencies, not small and medium-sized ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1423279/can-trade-based-seats-continue-function
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Anti-mainlander protest urging curbs on visitor numbers tarnished city, say top officials

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 01:38pm by Phila Siu

    ... and passers-by opposed to the march. So said: "The government understands that growth in the number of tourists has a certain level of impact on the lives of Hongkongers. But tourism has contributed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429558/locust-protest-urging-curbs-mainland-visitors-tarnished-city-say-top

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