Travellers getting through Immigration Department’s examination at Chinese border. Photo: Handout

Some Hongkongers have phones checked for protest photos at mainland China border amid anti-government unrest

  • Residents say they have been asked to unlock their mobile phones when trying to cross the border, and officers have checked their messages
  • In one case a Hongkonger was not allowed to return to the city, while another claims he was forced to delete all relevant videos and images
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Travellers getting through Immigration Department’s examination at Chinese border. Photo: Handout
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters, in scenes that have become increasingly regular. Photo: Felix Wong

Mainland Chinese tour groups shun ‘violent’ Hong Kong, survey says

  • Tour operators report drastic fall in bookings, with 90 per cent losing more than half their income, although number of mainland visitors rose in June
  • Latest sign that city’s tourism sector is being hit by the ongoing unrest
Topic |   China Society

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters, in scenes that have become increasingly regular. Photo: Felix Wong
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