Pressured shopping on tours is continuing in Hong Kong despite the government's efforts to promote trips that avoid such activity. Yesterday afternoon, Zhejiang tourist Zheng Wenjun stood outside a chain jewellery store in Hung Hom and complained about his tour guide's arrangements with several other tour members. 'This is already the fifth shop we have been to today, and at each place we had to stay for one hour or so,' said Mr Zheng, who paid HK$1,000 to a tour agency in Shenzhen last week for a three-day Hong Kong and Macau trip. He said all the tour members were asked to get up at 6.30am yesterday and visit designated shops from 8am. Tourists had no free time. 'We haven't got the itinerary so far,' Mr Zheng said. 'I am not sure if I still have a chance to buy what I really want before I leave tomorrow.' His view was echoed by another tourist, Ms Wang from Shanghai. 'We have visited two jewellery shops and two watch shops today,' said the visitor, who bought two cartoon watches from Expo Global, a jewellery shop featured in the recent programme on fakes shown by China Central Television. 'Our tour guide will blame us if we don't buy anything, so I bought some cheap watches,' she said. The retired teacher said she dared not buy any expensive goods, such as jewellery or watches, because the 'platinum bracelet' she bought in Hong Kong last time turned out to be made of gold. 'We thought Hong Kong was a counterfeit-free place, but I don't believe it anymore after being fooled once.' But Jilin businessman Mr Li said he felt lucky he had chosen a 'no-shopping tour' in Shenzhen despite a slightly higher charge. Joining a shopping tour was the equivalent of agreeing to be duped, said Mr Li, who spent HK$1,200 for the three-day tour. 'Some friends complained to me that the problem of pressure-shopping was even worse in Hong Kong than on the mainland. I think it is time for the government to do something.' Ms Huang, 28, from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said she had abandoned her shopping plan after watching the CCTV report. 'I also heard from some friends that they had bought fake watches from Hong Kong, which has given me an impression that shopping here is a bit dangerous.' Asked if she knew how to protect her rights, Ms Huang said she remembered the Consumer Council's hotline clearly. 'But since I'm just staying here for two days, I prefer to shop less rather than bother calling the hotline.'