Hong Kong tourism chief warns against anti-mainland sentiment

Hong Kong's head of tourism is concerned that anti-mainland sentiment will drive Chinese tourists away. Tourism is the city's only industry that posts sustained growth, and tourists spent HK$305 billion there last year. "If there is too much noise about this anti-mainland sentiment and mainlanders stop coming here, Hong Kong will become very dull," the Tourism Board's chairman said. "Don't forget that nowadays, these mainland tourists can easily go to Paris to shop instead."

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