Latest news and updates on the reopening of the border between Hong Kong and mainland China amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Survey of 30,000 local people has come up with some inside information on city sights, sounds and tastes visitors will find invaluable.
Heartbreak for families with the bodies of at least 200 people from Hong Kong who wanted to be buried in mainland China still in storage.
Visitors from across the border are of course welcome, but herding them around like sheep and disrupting local life are issues that must be looked at.
Harassment of visitors is intolerable and city’s equality watchdog is right to propose extending anti-discrimination law to arrivals from across the border.
Hong Kong needs more out-of-the-box ideas to rebrand itself as place people from the mainland and elsewhere want to visit.
The return to Hong Kong of those trafficking goods across the border is not only raising tensions locally, but also hurting the tax take of mainland China.
Big day showed health declarations system for travellers going north and transport connections are in need of improvement.
Economic setbacks and political uncertainty have dented the city’s confidence, but it remains a world-class hub for business and finance. Now is not the time to shy away from free-market practices or simply accept a supporting role in China’s development.
Life insurance sales to mainland Chinese visitors rose by 28 times in the first quarter, as the reopening of the border unleashed a wave of pent-up demand, data from the Insurance Authority showed.
Authorities have fixed quota of 200 cars per day in first week and 300 daily in second to ensure smooth start.
Mainland China boosts capacity to inspect vehicles of Hong Kong drivers wanting to travel to Guangdong.
As China’s Shenzhen looks to strengthen its economic foothold in the Greater Bay Area, Bao’an International Airport claims bragging rights as the world’s most beautiful airport, despite far fewer passengers than in Hong Kong.
Chief executive says such same-day missions will do away with need to assign acting officials while increasing efficiency.
Coach loads of visitors arrive one after another at jewellery shop in Hung Hom after breakfast at To Kwa Wan restaurant.
Tour group from mainland e-commerce company Yobesta say they plan to hit high-end stores for luxury items.
Eight publicly funded universities employ 1,815 mainlanders, with quarter in science, compared with 1,670 Hongkongers.
More detailed data on imported pets needed to check origins of exotic, endangered animals, expert says.
Homebuyers claimed nearly all 160 flats available at Sun Hung Kai Properties’ University Hill project in Tai Po on Saturday amid heightened economic confidence.
Commercial real estate deals in the rival business hubs grew in the first quarter, defying a regional rout in investment as rising financing costs sidelined potential buyers, according to financial data company MSCI.
Post looks at what’s on offer from budget mainland tours to city, finds one-day, whistle-stop visits with jam-packed itineraries.
The Star Ferry Pier Ferris wheel in Central tops the poll for favourite tour group attraction, followed by Ocean Park.
Tourism figures from February to this month show 86 per cent of tour trips from mainland China lasted one to two days and 54 per cent cost less than 500 yuan.
During the five-day May Day holiday last week, long queues and crowds were seen at the country’s theme parks, a sign they have become ‘early beneficiaries’ of a tourism recovery after Beijing abandoned its tough pandemic restrictions.
The war chest used to defend the local currency continued its comeback in the first quarter, posting a return of HK$97.9 billion (US$12.5 billion) on the back of rising stock markets after the city and mainland China reopened their borders.
New policy by Beijing aimed at easing crunch since border between city and rest of country reopened in February after years of pandemic shutdown,
‘Strong fiscal policy support has helped economy navigate through multiple shocks over last few years’, international body says.
Economists say recovery should continue to gain traction in months ahead, given stronger than expected number of mainland Chinese tourists visiting city.
Motorists with Hong Kong identity cards, home return permits from mainland and licences will be allowed to drive across border starting on July 1.
Tourists head to Tsim Sha Tsui to recreate picture of tycoon Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man.
Operators enjoy stronger-than-expected figures compared with same period last month as mainland Chinese tourists flock to city during holiday.
City leader John Lee on Tuesday acknowledged bottleneck concerns ahead of launch of cross-border drivers scheme, hints mainland to update own policies to adapt.
City leader hails ‘golden week’ tourism as another boost for economy, projecting 600,000 mainland visitors to converge on city by Wednesday.
Registrations to open a month before launch of scheme that will allow residents to explore Guangdong province in comfort of own vehicles.
Tourists from across border who eschew crowded streets and shopping take to scenic island for signature snacks.
Hotel room rates in Hong Kong surged ahead of the long holiday.
Investors are likely to snap up more hotels in Hong Kong as tourism slowly rebounds from Covid-19 and many owners are still prepared to offer discounts, say analysts.