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Hong Kong's growing network of walkways

Photo: Bloomberg

Depending on where you live in Hong Kong, you could walk to work, stop off afterwards to pick up groceries, have a jacket made and then head home without leaving the comfort of an air-conditioned environment; you can even make your way to the airport, catch a flight and r

Tuesday, 19 March, 2013, 10:09am

Cheap fares lure Kangaroo Route fliers to China

China Southern Airlines is undercutting Qantas Airways by as much as 34 per cent on the cost of Sydney-to-London tickets.

China Southern Airlines is undercutting Qantas Airways by as much as 34 per cent on the cost of Sydney-to-London tickets and from April 1 will operate more flights to Europe than the Australian carrier.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

Lunacy of Lunar New Year travel must spur hukou reform

According to initial estimates, some 3.4 billion passenger trips were made during the Lunar New Year, an increase of 8.6 per cent from last year. Photo: Xinhua

The Lunar New Year travel crunch this year was worse than ever. It's deeply worrying because it underlines the distortions in China's urbanisation.

21 Feb 2013 - 5:46am

City Digest, February 18, 2013

About 30 Civil Human Rights Front members protested outside Stanley Prison yesterday in support of activist Koo Sze-yiu, who was jailed this month for nine months for desecrating Chinese and Hong Kong flags at two separate rallies last year.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

Book review: Myanmar, Burma in Style, by Caroline Courtauld

Book review: Myanmar, Burma in Style, by Caroline Courtauld

Myanmar is the kind of guidebook you read before embarking on a trip, more than the kind you carry with you as a real-time reference book.

18 Feb 2013 - 3:59pm

Heavy traffic congestion for end of week-long holiday

Heavy traffic on a Wenzhou highway. Photo: Xinhua

Transport systems in cities across the country were put to the test yesterday when passenger flows peaked at the end of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday. Authorities stepped up the frequency of services, but many people were complaining about how difficult it was to buy train tickets and the heavy traffic congestion.

16 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Trips to mainland China eye-opening experiences for many Taiwanese

Trips to mainland China eye-opening experiences for many Taiwanese

Rapid cross-strait exchanges have helped dispel some urban myths and misunderstanding about the mainland and its people in the eyes of some Taiwanese residents. James Wang, a Taiwanese engineer who was recently stationed to work at his company's mainland office, said it had been an eye-opening experience since moving to Suzhou, Jiangsu.

15 Feb 2013 - 4:47am 6 comments

China Digest, February 12, 2013

Travel agencies in Jiangsu say their business has suffered after the central government waived highway tolls during the Lunar New Year holiday.

12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

Two teenagers yesterday appeared in Tuen Mun Court on a joint charge of arson for allegedly setting fire to umbrellas and other items at a Tin Shui Wai estate on Friday. 

12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am

Record number of outbound Chinese tourists during Lunar New Year

A record number of Chinese consumers are expected to spend their Lunar New Year holidays travelling overseas this year. Photo: EPA

The strengthened economy, newly added air routes, more chartered flights during the Lunar New Year and a simplified visa application process to many countries have all helped boost the market this year, said Niu Yue, a spokesman at China's largest online travel agency Ctrip.com.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:08am

Talking points

The maximum weight limit for passengers' luggage on the MTR's East Rail Line drops from 33kg to 23kg.

The maximum weight limit for passengers' luggage on the MTR's East Rail Line drops from 33kg to 23kg today. This is one of the measures announced last week to crack down on mainlanders buying milk formula in Hong Kong, which has led to a shortage.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:02am

Motorbikes best option for migrants on Lunar New Year trek

A migrant family preparing for their motorcycle journey home from Wuzhou, Guangxi, for the Lunar New Year holiday. Photo: Xinhua

Increasingly more migrant workers are riding motorbikes home from Guangdong for the annual holiday. In 2010, 100,000 people rode home for the Lunar New Year holiday, local media reported. The figure doubled to 200,000 in 2011 and doubled again to 400,000 last year.

4 Feb 2013 - 8:24am

Lunar New Year travel scramble gets under way

A paramilitary policeman stands firm as crowds pack Yinchuan railway station, Ningxia Hui. Photo: Xinhua

In big cities such as Guangzhou, huge queues formed at the entrances to main train stations, as shown by texts and photos posted on Sina Weibo.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:33am

HK, Singapore co-operate to attract more cruise lines to Asia

Hong Kong will work with Singapore to draw cruise lines to Asia, including promoting cruise tourism and coming up with new itineraries tailored for the Asian consumer, said organisers of a forum that ended yesterday.

25 Jan 2013 - 4:13am

Kai Tak cruise hub 'not in best location' but expansion is timely

A view of the Kai Tak cruise terminal. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong is not in the best geographical location to serve as a cruise hub, considering mainlanders' travel preferences, a cruise operator says.

24 Jan 2013 - 4:08am