Mainlander crimes tipped to rise with more visitors More mainlanders are expected to commit crimes in Hong Kong after residents of a further 13 cities in Guangdong are allowed to visit on individual basis next year, a Chinese official said. Guangdong Public Security Bureau spokesman Luo Juan said the trend was inevitable. She said 758,749 people from Guangdong had applied to visit Hong Kong as individual travellers. More than 5,000 people applied for the visa everyday. Drivers complain illegal workers taking jobs Hong Kong container truck drivers complained that their jobs had been grabbed by illegal mainland drivers. The Container Transportation Employees' General Union said Guangdong authorities had approved many drivers to work for cross-border transport companies over the past two years. The union estimates 300 to 500 mainland drivers have been regularly working for local firms, with wages just 60 per cent of those paid to local drivers. Filipinos march against mandatory ID card fee About 500 people yesterday protested against the Philippine government's mandatory $200 fee for electronic identification cards for overseas Filipino workers. The protesters, who marched from Chater Garden in Central to Harcourt Garden, also criticised the Philippine consulate for banning demonstrations and gatherings outside its premises in a commercial building in Admiralty. Colonel yang inspires patriotism in HK youth China's first astronaut, Colonel Yang Liwei, has inspired Hong Kong youths to become more patriotic, according to a survey by youth group Hok Yau Club. More than 40 per cent of more than 400 respondents, aged 11 to 25, said they would love the country more because of his achievement. More than 60 per cent said they were proud of Colonel Yang.