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Flight delays top 40 hours; baggage lost

Golfer Urvashi Sethi's holiday to New Delhi got off to a rough start thanks to Severe Typhoon Vicente, and the ordeal got worse when she reached her destination but her bags did not.

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

Beijing offers sweeteners to Taipei

Beijing offered a series of economic sweeteners to Taipei yesterday, pledging 600 billion yuan (HK$734.4 billion) in bank loans to investors, while promising to import rice from the island, in a bid to enhance cross-strait ties.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Court agrees to take Jordan's copyright lawsuit

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Flying the nest

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK-Taiwan ties solid regardless of poll outcome

Hong Kong-Taiwan relations will continue to improve regardless of the outcome of next week's presidential election on the island, says the new director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hong Kong.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Shut out

On a mountaintop north of its capital, Taiwan has begun a new and perilous experiment - the construction of the island's first residential skyscraper aimed at investors from the mainland. Even before the ground is broken, 20 units have been sold.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Board in bid to boost visits from Taiwan

The Hong Kong Tourism Board opened an office in Taipei yesterday, to attract more family and overnight travellers from Taiwan.

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung said at the opening ceremony that the Taiwanese market - the second-biggest source of tourists to Hong Kong - was important for tourism in the city.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Solo mainland tourist numbers disappoint

Wang Tsung-wei, a cab driver in Taipei, has yet to give a ride to a single mainland tourist, despite expectations of a surge of visitors after a ban on individual travellers was lifted on June 28.

'The government said our business would increase when it allowed solo mainland tourists to visit, but where are they?' Wang asked.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Skies set to open for new runway

A major obstacle to the proposed new third runway at Chek Lap Kok could be about to be removed with the opening up of airspace over the Pearl River Delta.

The Civil Aviation Department said officials from Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau had finally reached a consensus on relaxing airspace boundaries after three years of talks.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Could city still fly without runway 3?

Is the HK$136.2 billion third runway project our only choice to remain competitive?

The barrage of information in the three weeks since the proposal's release would make you think so.

The Airport Authority has argued that the investment would bring a huge return: an economic benefit of HK$912 billion over 50 years.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Six decades of suspicion finally over

Some came for medical check-ups, some to check out the property market. One planned to collect her father's ashes.

Close to 300 'solo' mainland tourists arrived in Taiwan yesterday, the first mainlanders in more than six decades to be allowed to make visits, individually or in small groups, to the island following a warming of cross-strait relations in recent times.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK, Taiwan clear way for more flights

Hong Kong and Taiwan are ready to sign a new civil aviation agreement that is expected to increase daily flights between the two places. It is the first deal between them since the handover in 1997.

The travel industry hopes the deal will help Hong Kong to see off competition from mainland cities and attract more Taiwanese visitors.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

New lease of life for Taipei's airport

Taipei's 'in-town airport' was once almost thrown out of town.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

More delays in flights to mainland

The proportion of flights from Hong Kong to mainland destinations that were delayed rose from 3.6 per cent to 6.7 per cent in the space of 12 months, Civil Aviation Department figures show. In June, 395 of the 5,932 mainland-bound flights were delayed, compared with 203 out of 5,680 in July last year.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Xiamen Airlines increases direct flights, cuts fares

Xiamen Airlines has fired the opening salvo in what promises to be a bruising price war on increasingly lucrative flights between the mainland and Taiwan, a battle that can hurt Hong Kong carriers.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am