'golden week' mainland visitor total hits 415,000 Hong Kong attracted 415,000 mainlanders during the Labour Day 'golden week', 5,000 less than forecast, Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip Shu-kwan said. He said that while mainland visitors continued to rise, Hong Kong had to compete with other destinations. In the same week last year 390,000 mainlanders crossed the border. Economic confidence soars to record levels Public confidence in the economy is at an all-time high despite uncertainties over how much longer the robust recovery can last, a survey has found. According to the results of a poll of 1,945 respondents by New Forum, the quarterly Index of Economic Confidence rose to a new high of 106 in the first three months of this year, underpinning a remarkable turnaround since the 2003 Sars outbreak. views sought on venues in west kowloon complex A public forum and radio phone-in programmes to seek views about what type of performance venues should be included in the West Kowloon Cultural District is to be hosted by the performing arts and tourism sub-group of the consultative committee on the district's core arts and cultural facilities, convenor Selina Chow Liang Suk-yee said.