A shopping center designated for selling Hong Kong goods will be set up at the Qianhai economic zone in Shenzhen in a move aimed at reducing the flow of mainland individual travelers crossing the border, Sky Post reported on Wednesday.
Hong Kong companies will provide the goods in the center, which could help ease the pressure brought about by the huge volume of mainlanders travelling to the city, Wang Jinxia, an official with Qianhai Zone administrative bureau, was quoted as saying.
Legislator Yiu Si-Wing, who represents the Tourism functional constituency, said the plan could help divert some of the traffic of mainland travelers buying their daily necessities in Hong Kong, but will have little effect on luxury goods buyers.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been reported as considering a proposal to cut the quota for mainland travelers under the solo travel scheme by 20 percent.
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