Mainland Chinese visits to Hong Kong drop amid tensions

February 24, 2015 4:56 AM

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Mainland Chinese visits to Hong Kong drop amid tensions

HONG KONG (Reuters) - The number of mainland Chinese visitors to Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holidays fell for the first time in about 20 years as they have felt increasingly unwelcome amid political unrest in the city.

The drop comes as Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying said he would raise the issue of large numbers of mainland Chinese visitors with Beijing at a parliamentary meeting next month.

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