Chinese tour groups to Hong Kong slide amid protests

March 13, 2015 8:53 AM

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Chinese tour groups to Hong Kong slide amid protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The number of mainland Chinese tour groups visiting Hong Kong plunged about 80 percent in early March as rising anti-mainland sentiment and a series of protests deterred many from crossing the border, underscoring a deepening divide between both sides.

Tensions have escalated in recent weeks, with local activists accusing mainland visitors of crowding public transport and buying up everything from infant milk formula to diapers.

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