Recently, Hong Kong
puppet government has forecast that there will be 70M tourists (mostly from China) in 2017 and in 2023 there will be 100M tourists.
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In 2013, Japan only had 10M tourists. And that is already record high. When the TV anchor said Japan will have 30M tourists in 2030, his jaw dropped!
Hong Kong is smaller than Japan millions of times. In 2013, we already had 50M tourists. Now, it is even said that the number of tourists will hit 70M in several years. Later, the number will even hit 100M. It’s unbelievable but it’s true!!!
It’s freaking time to cancel Individual Travel Scheme!!!
Yet, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, simply said, “To be honest, (the massive influx of Chinese) will affect some aspects of local people’s daily life, like they can’t get on MTR train immediately and have to wait for another train. It brings some inconvenience. However, we should see the whole picture. You also have to consider the contribution of tourist industry to employment and economy. There should be some balance.”
Gregory So’s speech provoked many locals as MTR train is already so crowded that one has to wait for as many as 13 trains to get on one during peak hour. And due to the large number of passengers, MTR train constantly breaks down.
Hong Kong MTR train in 1993.
Anti-Chinese Tourists Protest
The reason of holding this “Drive Out Individual Travel Scheme Tourists (Chinese Tourists)” protest is that the government fails to respond to the people’s request of reducing the number of Individual Travel Scheme tourists and even wants to increase it. The government says Hong Kong can accept 70M Individual Travel Scheme tourists and tells people to wait for several more trains.
Therefore, we hold this “Drive Out Individual Travel Scheme Tourists” protest to drive out locusts and show how we are unhappy with Chinese tourists.
If violence happens in this protest, it is all because of the government ignoring the will of the people!
Pro-China groups also held pro-Chinese tourists rally on Canton Road on the same day.
[More reports and analyses later]