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Leung Chun-ying gets Shenzhen to delay issuing multi-entry permits

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

Hong Kong doesn't have the capacity to allow more visitors, says green advocate

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

Businesses count the cost of decision to block extra Shenzhen visitors

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 Kai Tak sites chosen for HK-only buyers in pilot property scheme

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

Expect 'overwhelmed' Hongkongers to find voice at Sunday's election

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

Development that would benefit locals and mainland visitors

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

More land bought by Chinese Estates to be voided in Macau graft probe

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 becomes global hub for auction houses

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

Economic development plan for Zhuhai's Hengqin Island doubted

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

Hong Kong can't ignore social impact of mainland integration

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