Visa restrictions on Taiwanese visitors to Hong Kong will be relaxed next month under as part of efforts to improve ties between the city and the island.Thursday, 11 August, 2011, 12:00am
Beijing has tightened its visa policy for officials from consulates and global institutions stationed in Hong Kong since the Nobel peace prize ceremony for jailed mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Some foreign officials have claimed the change is a deliberate attempt to make travel to the mainland more difficult following their organisations' support for Liu's award.18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Concerns over the mainland's pre-Olympic visa curbs deepened yesterday as European business leaders in Hong Kong and across the border complained about difficulties in obtaining travel visas.26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Businesspeople are calling for further clarification of visa requirements for visiting the mainland after the central government confirmed that all travellers must apply for a visa from the country they live in.25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
I would like to add my voice to the growing number of people who find the current mainland visa restrictions unacceptable. These are people who have travelled to and from the mainland over a number of years, quietly going about their business and making significant contributions to the burgeoning Chinese economy.24 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The American Chamber of Commerce has been flooded with letters from members complaining about the new conditions on obtaining mainland visas, with members describing the situation as 'ridiculous' and 'a complete mess'.21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Business travel st arts to suffer
Pressure is building on China's foreign affairs ministry to explain new restrictions on issuing visas to foreign visitors - a move the American Chamber of Commerce calls a 'significant step backwards'.21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The American Chamber of Commerce has sent a dossier of complaints from businesspeople to the central government over the imposition, without notice, of new conditions for obtaining mainland visas.19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu yesterday denied reports that Beijing had stopped granting multiple-entry visas ahead of the Olympic Games.
'The Chinese government has not stopped issuing multiple-entry visas to foreign visitors,' she said.9 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Hurdle to mainland trips for frequent travellers
Beijing has stopped issuing multiple-entry visas, risking major inconvenience to foreigners who travel to the mainland regularly, especially on business. Hong Kong travel agents say the ban will stay in place until after the Olympic Games.6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
I have been a Hong Kong resident for the past 38 years and have a permanent ID card. When travelling to the mainland, I need a visa, unlike local-Chinese permanent residents. I think it would be only fair for the Beijing authorities to give us the same visa-free privilege as our local-Chinese counterparts.
Kowloon2 Aug 2001 - 12:00am
The Immigration Department pledged to step up security yesterday after lawmakers were told of more blunders at checkpoints.
In a paper submitted to legislators, the Security Bureau said three cases had been reported in which three men successfully slipped past the Immigration checkpoint at the airport and entered the territory.23 Mar 2001 - 12:00am
I read with great amusement Vincent Lau's letter (South China Morning Post, October 14) regarding legislator Margaret Ng.
I just want to ask Mr Lau: Can a person with a People's Republic of China passport be a member of the United Kingdom parliament or can a person with a Taiwanese passport be a member of the United States Congress? F Y WONG Pokfulam26 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
There's nothing like a warm welcome to make tourists want to come back for a second trip. That's what the Hong Kong Tourist Association has been telling television viewers via its long-running courtesy crusade. But the campaign has hit a snag.17 Jul 1998 - 12:00am
Taiwanese who want to visit Hong Kong for less than two days can apply for visas from overseas ministry offices or consulates.30 Jul 1997 - 12:00am