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  1. Birth tourism ban makes a nonsense of government plans

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... If the government is now to ban birth tourism, babies born to mainland mothers will have to be excluded from official population forecasts entirely, which will reduce the city's birth rate by around 40 ... family reunions in the future. So if C. Y.'s ban on birth tourism goes ahead, it looks highly likely that the forecasts on which government policies are based overstate the population ...

  2. Bigger and better

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sanya, the top resort destination on the mainland, is accelerating tourism development with the central government's blessing as part of the 'Hainan International Tourism Island' initiative. ...

  3. Tourism conquers the great divide

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com National Day also marks the split between the mainland and Taiwan, but 62 years later the divide between Beijing and Taipei is shrinking thanks to tourists and students. Setting the scene for improved cross ...

  4. Plan to push red tourism a non-starter, writer says

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... David Eimer Beijing has proclaimed this year as the year of red tourism. Earlier this year, the National Tourism Administration selected the Long March, the epic, year-long retreat ... March's route. Jocelyn's experiences have left him unconvinced about the viability of red tourism. 'There's a lot of stuff about it in the papers, but I don't see a lot ...

  5. Tourism industry looks forward to solo visitors

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan's tourism industry has reacted positively to the planned opening of the island to visits by individual mainland tourist from ... a slice of the lucrative market. Tourism operators in Kaohsiung are ready to offer hotel room discounts of up to 50 per cent for individual mainland tourists, and the city government said it had ...

  6. Desire for reform of tourism regulation

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Nearly half the 521 respondents to a Democratic Party survey want the government to set up a department to regulate the tourism industry, now the job of self-regulator the Travel Industry Council. Another 32 per cent would like a statutory body to take up the role. The government earlier announced it would launch a consultation in April. Tourism Commissioner Philip Yung ...

  7. Activist applies to lease Diaoyus

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Diaoyu Islands, said his investment company submitted an application on May 30 to the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) to lease the disputed chain for tourism development. 'I want to protect the Diaoyu Islands by developing tourism there,' he told the South China Morning Post yesterday. Tong applied to lease the islands from the SOA in 2003, before heading the civilian ...

  8. News - China - LEGACY

    Mao Zedong's hometown Xiangtan to spend billions on his 120th birthday

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LOUISE HO

    ... are planned, including construction of a highway, a school and drainage in Shaoshan. There will also be three tourism projects, including renovation of scenic spots in Shaoshan and the building of two ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Beijing finds Hongkongers' nostalgia for colonial era hard to fathom

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung From colonial-flag waving to tourism overkill, officials show they don't yet understand the city The flag waving Beijing finds hard to fathom Four years after Chen Zuoer retired from the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, he dominated Hong Kong's newspaper headlines again two weeks ago when he lamented the waving of British flags during recent demonstrations ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... in universal suffrage in the next five years. Voters' resentment at 15 years of Beijing ignoring calls for universal suffrage, the massive influx of Chinese tourism and the ever-ballooning wealth ...




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