The arrival of mainland tourists at The Boxes shopping centre is giving hope to shop owners. Photo: Winson Wong

Arrival of mainland Chinese tourists brings hope to struggling Hong Kong border mall The Boxes

  • After a quiet year, shop owners beginning to feel some momentum as tour guides start bringing visitors to complex
  • From Wednesday, more than 1,500 mainland tourists a day are expected to be ushered to the site for dining and shopping
Topic |   Tourism

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The arrival of mainland tourists at The Boxes shopping centre is giving hope to shop owners. Photo: Winson Wong
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The Boxes opened in February last year but business has been slack. Photo: Edward Wong

Talks to bring hungry mainland Chinese tourists for lunch at struggling Hong Kong shopping centre near border before starting shopping trips

  • The Boxes opened last year to offer goods including food, drugs, cosmetics and jewellery but business has been poor
  • Government hopes plan will reduce crowds gathering for lunch in downtown areas of city
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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The Boxes opened in February last year but business has been slack. Photo: Edward Wong
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