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Mainland Chinese tourists view the Hong Kong skyline at the Peak in Hong Kong January 14, 2014. Launched by the Hong Kong government over a decade ago to stimulate an economy battered by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis, the Hong Kong Capital Investment Entrant Scheme has proved a hit with mainland Chinese who, though technically barred, see it as a means to invest money near home without the tight controls imposed by Beijing. Although governed by Beijing, Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy. Picture taken January 14, 2014.   REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CITYSCAPE TRAVEL)

Hong Kong is the world's most visited city for the ninth year in a row. Image: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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