Major political parties have called on Beijing to relax restrictions for mainland visitors travelling to Hong Kong as an immediate measure to help revive the economy. Democrat Sin Chung-kai said Beijing should allow any Chinese passport holder to make unrestricted visits to the SAR. Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee of the Liberal Party, who is also chairman of the Tourism Board, said simplifying procedures for mainlanders to visit the SAR would greatly help. She said the present procedures were too complicated and had deterred mainland visitors. Ip Kwok-him of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong said Beijing should issue a new permit for mainlanders with stable income to travel to Hong Kong without restrictions on length of stay and frequency of visits. Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan agreed allowing more mainlanders to travel to Hong Kong could help revive the economy, but he and Mrs Chow said it would not be appropriate for Beijing to provide assistance to Hong Kong directly. 'The economic condition in many mainland cities is far worse than in Hong Kong,' Mr Lee said. Eric Li Ka-cheung, convenor of the Breakfast Group of seven non-affiliated legislators, hoped the mainland government could provide a set of better investment conditions for Hong Kong investors.