Saturday, September 1, 2012


Please see this - it is already so crowded here - please try to keep the numbers low.

See here fro HK Gov news page:

Mainland visitor plan delayed

August 31, 2012
Mainland authorities have deferred for three weeks the new arrangement that allows non-permanent residents living in Shenzhen to apply for multiple-entry permits to visit Hong Kong without returning to their home provinces.
Briefing the media today, Chief Executive CY Leung said the Government will discuss the arrangement with Mainland authorities so an influx of visitors will not adversely affect Hong Kong services and facilities.
Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok and Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So will lead a group of officers to discuss the issue with Mainland authorities. 
Mr Leung said he notes public views on the new arrangement, adding he has conveyed them to the Central Government.
The Central Government agreed that Hong Kong’s capacity for handling an influx of visitors should be considered, while still allowing for more visitors to come to Hong Kong.
He said the number of visitors to Hong Kong will be adjusted according to the situation.
Meanwhile, Mr Lai said he hopes a mechanism can be established which takes Hong Kong’s capacity for visitors into account when issuing entry permits to Mainland visitors.

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