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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Trips to mainland China eye-opening experiences for many Taiwanese

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Many Taiwanese still consider the mainland to be backward but more frequent travel has proved to be an eye-opener for the visitors Rapid cross-strait exchanges have helped dispel some urban myths and misunderstanding about the mainland and its people in the eyes of some Taiwanese residents. James Wang, a Taiwanese engineer who was recently stationed to work at his ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public want controls on mainland visitors: poll

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Amy Nip

    ... 1.47 million in 2009 when the scheme was introduced. More than three in five participants supported a quota for travellers under the Individual Visit Scheme that allows residents of 49 mainland ... taken previous growth trends into consideration when estimating visitor numbers. But a change in mainlanders' travel patterns in future might cause the growth rate to slow.   ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Star Ferry captain serves harbour travellers for three decades

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 01:59pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Chan Tsu-wing has served the Hong Kong community for nearly 30 years aboard the Star Ferry Every day the Star Ferry’s fleet of eight boats carry almost 60,000 people between Tsim Sha Tsui, Central and Wanchai. The boats travel a daily average of 708km between 6.30am and 11.30pm. From staff training down to the smallest screw on deck, Chan ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Subsidised travel will help needy children

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Subsidised travel will help needy children More than half of the children from families that receive monthly Comprehensive Social Security Assistance handouts did not travel outside the city in the past three years, a survey found. Among those who did, two out of five only visited relatives on the mainland, the Concerning CSSA and Low Income ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Most people both sides of the border oppose anti-mainlander protests, finds survey

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:51pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... watchdog weighed in on the furore. "Just as we don't want to feel unwelcome when travelling elsewhere, staging protests targeting tourists to make them feel threatened or uncomfortable ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I think of her as a mother as well': Hong Kong-born British man searches for long-lost nanny

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:04am

    ... three years. His parents took Ah Yuet with them during one of these periods of home leave, around 1954. They travelled across Geneva in Switzerland and the French coast, crossed the English ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Mao Zedong's Great Famine of 1958-62 still blights rural lives, scholar says

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:40am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Mao's Great Famine of 1958-62 continues to blight lives in impoverished rural areas, historian says Hungry past still haunts In 2010, historian Dr Zhou Xun travelled to a community dubbed Dwarfs' Village in Jianyang county, Sichuan. She found about 20 villagers suffering from a crippling disorder that they called "big bone disease"; all ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Chinese tourists carving out a bad reputation abroad

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... richer, and more people are going abroad, but they go with their bad habits." Shi and several other frequent travellers said the top two problems with Chinese tourists were that they were ... never giving waitresses a chance to guide them to be seated in order", Shi said. Shen Xiaoning, a travel enthusiast from Beijing, said mainland tourists could quickly be identified ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Debate over behaviour on Beijing's subways

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Rules conferring rights on mainlanders who travel for leisure take effect next week. Can they also change public behaviour? Debate over behaviour on Beijing's ... was so crowded. Why would the mother need three seats to change a diaper?" Song said. "If I become a mother, I will never do that. Or I would try to avoid travelling with a baby during ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Performers and traders clash over special street in Mong Kok

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 06:42am by Candy Chan, JEFFIE LAM

    ... music while they shop," Lau said. The band claims to have nearly 1,000 loyal fans, and many travel to see them in Mong Kok every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Chan said things ...




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