mainland shoppers

Hong Kong’s lower prices for high-end medicine lure mainland Chinese buyers

A drug store in Beijing. Some cancer drugs cost thousands of Hong Kong dollars more expensive on the mainland than across the border. Photo: AFP

Could medicine become the next milk powder for cross-border traders?

Wednesday, 14 August, 2013, 5:28pm 1 comment

Chinese consumers to get better protection

A model poses with the mainland-made Great Wall H7 SUV at the recent international automobile exhibition in Shanghai. Photo: AP

Mainland shoppers can look forward to greater buyer protection, including being granted "the right to regret", under an amendment to the 1994 consumer rights law currently under review.

27 Apr 2013 - 5:33am 2 comments

Mainland shoppers make a cookie dash in Hong Kong

Hundreds of people queue outside Jenny Bakery in Tsim Sha Tsui for cookies to take home for Lunar New Year. Photo: Edward Wong

Hundreds of mainlanders, some clutching empty suitcases, lined up outside Jenny Bakery just after sunrise. Their aim was simple: to buy the famous cookies from the outlet in CKE Mall on Nathan Road to take home for this week's holidays.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Shenzhen shoppers in Hong Kong buy food and daily items over clothes

A store in Sheung Shui sells milk formula, a favourite pick of parallel traders from Shenzhen. Photo: Felix Wong

Shenzhen tourists are increasingly seeking daily necessities and food when they shop in Hong Kong, according to a survey carried out in the city across the border.

24 Jan 2013 - 7:39am 1 comment

Beware the golf ball racket at the Philippines airport

Persona grata

Sympathetic though we may be to the Philippines in the face of the Hong Kong government's absurd and surely racist attitude to the country, the Philippines can be its tourism industry's own worst enemy.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Mainland shoppers falling out of love with logos, says Asprey

Formula One driver Mark Blundell, Adrienne Ma and William Asprey.

When mainland shoppers spend on fashion, they like a designer logo to tell the world about it.

But William Asprey believes that is about to change.

The seventh-generation member of the Asprey family, which specialises in bespoke luxury items, was in town to promote his London-based brand, William & Son.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:19pm

No golden week for retail stocks

Sasa's sales for the early part of the golden week holiday may show double-digit growth compared with last year. Photo: Felix Wong

Retailing stocks declined yesterday in Hong Kong on worries that fewer mainland shoppers are visiting the city during the golden week holidays and consuming less.

4 Oct 2012 - 2:43am