China caps visits to Hong Kong by Shenzhen residents

April 13, 2015 9:46 AM

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BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China will limit the number of visits that residents of the southern city of Shenzhen can make to neighboring Hong Kong, state media said on Monday, to ease the flow of mainland visitors in the former British colony that have stirred up tensions.

The Ministry of Public Security's Exit-Entry Administration Bureau will restrict residents to one Hong Kong visit a week with immediate effect, compared with an unlimited number of daily trips previously, Chinese state news agency Xinhua said.

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