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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must find a way to resolve dilemma of mainland visitor numbers

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:54pm by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan notes the effect of Beijing's crackdown on corruption HK must find a way to resolve dilemma of visitor numbers Recent figures show that Hong Kong ... the mainland's corruption problem is extensive, but is it right for Hong Kong to capitalise on it? You could argue that Hong Kong is no different from many other destinations who attract high-spending ...

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    Limiting mainland visitors counters Hong Kong's open doors policy

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:18pm by SHIRLEY YUEN

    ... Shirley Yuen Shirley Yuen says discouraging mainland visitors constitutes trade protectionism and discrimination, which could damage Hong Kong's economy and its international standing ... as to encourage more people to stay an extra day. It is worth noting that the number of mainland visitors to Hong Kong during the Dragon Boat Festival in early June dropped 2.5 per cent, the first decline ...

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    Scrapping multiple-entry permits would allow Hong Kong to breathe again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:32pm by Albert Cheng

    ... numbers of mainland visitors to come to Hong Kong do not seem to resonate with the general public. First implemented in 2003, the scheme was hailed as a panacea for our ailing economy in the wake ... of the influx of mainlanders can be seen, as social and cultural conflicts with local residents dominate the headlines. Three-quarters of the 54.3 million visitors to Hong Kong last year were from ...

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    West Kowloon park needs a life of its own to attract people

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:49pm by CARINE LAI

    ... roads from nearby neighbourhoods. One major benefit of Foster's forest would have been the effect on the microclimate. Hong Kong's climate is swelteringly hot from June to September, ... people can do that won't break the rules, the authority should go further to expand the list of possibilities and plan for the activities. Hong Kong has a rare chance to create a world-class ...

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    Creative Hong Kong must not sell itself short

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:49pm by Paul Yip

    ... Indians and many others, people still live in enviable peace. In contrast, Hong Kong's clashes with mainland migrants and visitors are witnessed every day. We face an acute shortage ... system, flexibility and creativity- to make Hong Kong vibrant and appealing again. Adopting a flexible approach to attracting foreign talent without compromising standards is essential ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong reading habits a mixture of fact and fiction

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... book fair held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre tells a different story. The seven-day event attracted a record crowd of more than one million, up from 980,000 last year. Buyers were also more willing to loosen their purse strings, with average per capita spending rising by a quarter to HK$987, according to a survey of 805 visitors. People were also said to be reading just ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Worrying times for Hong Kong's retail trade as mainland visitors' spending falls

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... conspicuous consumption. They are one group who would be alarmed by suggestions that Hong Kong regulate the flow of tourists to reduce ill-feeling among some residents towards mainland visitors ... in Hong Kong's retail sales in five years, as the rate of growth in the number of visitors slowed from 26.7 per cent in March to 14.7 per cent. Sales fell in March too. The two straight ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let's not be duped by fake economic argument for no limits on mainland visitors

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:29pm by Michael Chugani

    ... makes up less than 5 per cent of our economy. Hong Kong had 54 million visitors last year, 41 million of them mainlanders. They contributed to a tiny percentage of our economy but caused misery ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says the facts don't support vested interests' warning of an economic collapse if we try to curb mainland visitor numbers Fear and fiction ...

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    Curbs on mainland tourist numbers may backfire on Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by Regina Ip

    ... as visitors, appear to be hedging their bets, watching which way Hong Kong's economy might go. Both the chief executive and Beijing appear to be caught between a rock and a hard place. Should ... the government should focus its efforts on overcoming the constraints, not sending negative signals to drive away visitors. Considering that Hong Kong has failed to restructure its economy since ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Making local Hong Kong a main tourist attraction

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... arguably, one of the most attractive cities in the region- at least for first-time visitors. Travellers do return to their favourite places from time to time, but, as the saying goes, "been ... to a public housing estate in southern Hong Kong Island. For foodies, there is nothing better than to sample some of the local specialities, such as shrimp roe noodles, steamed sugar pudding and salty ...




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