A decision to give millions of non-permanent Shenzhen residents easier access to Hong Kong will not be implemented until the city has examined its capacity to receive more visitors, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says.Saturday, 8 September, 2012, 2:41am
There are worrying signs that Hong Kong's tourism appeal is stronger than its capacity to accommodate visitors, according to standards adopted overseas.8 Sep 2012 - 2:52am
Restaurateurs anticipating an influx of visitors from across the border have reduced their forecasts of extra earnings by HK$1 billion.
Retailers' hopes of better business were also dashed yesterday when Hong Kong secured agreement from Shenzhen to delay the issuing of multiple-entry visitor permits to 4.1 million non-permanent residents.8 Sep 2012 - 2:44am
Two sites at the former Kai Tak airport have been selected for a pilot scheme in which homes will be sold only to Hong Kong permanent residents for 30 years.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday the "Hong Kong property for Hong Kong residents" policy was finalised.10 Sep 2012 - 11:33am
Can Hong Kong take more visitors? The answer depends on who you ask. The truth is that there are limits and, arguably, Hong Kong has reached its capacity - and not just physical capacity, either. The ballot box will give us an important answer on Sunday.
Hong Kong received nearly 42 million visitors in 2011, 28million of whom came from the mainland, with 14.5million day visitors.7 Sep 2012 - 1:47am 1 comment
There was a time when mainland tourists were seen as nothing but good news for Hong Kong's economy. But at some point, the numbers and the impact on residents started to be seen as a burden. A few weeks ago, it became a hot topic in the run-up to the Legislative Council election. Two news stories created confusion, panic and even anger.7 Sep 2012 - 2:26am
The sale of eight more plots of Macau land bought by property developer Chinese Estates for its planned luxurious residential project La Scala will be declared void by the Macau government, it was revealed yesterday.6 Sep 2012 - 4:22am
Hong Kong's prowess in the global art market is growing, as more Asian auction houses utilise the city as an international launch pad.6 Sep 2012 - 3:31am
Hong Kong and Macau analysts have criticised as wishful thinking mainland authorities' plan to develop seven pillar industries on Zhuhai's sleepy Hengqin Island and boost economic co-operation with Macau.5 Sep 2012 - 2:41am
The latest relaxation of travel controls for millions of non-permanent residents of Shenzhen to visit Hong Kong has led to a public outcry about its possible effects on our already overloaded city. This is not a single case of inadequate planning on mainland-Hong Kong integration; rather, it's part of a fraught process that began over 10 years ago.4 Sep 2012 - 10:08am 1 comment