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  1. Guangdong free-trade zone plans criticised

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... five-year plan for 2011 to 2015 as testing grounds for new free-trade-zone plans, signed the agreement in Nansha on Monday. They plan on strengthening communication on industrial strategies, ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com The three experimental development zones in Guangdong have agreed to set up joint conferences to solve problems ranging from vicious competition among them ...

  2. Free-trade status for delta zone approved

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com A sleepy island in the Zhuhai special economic zone is poised to become a free-trade zone modelled on Hong Kong after Beijing approved pilot co-operation ... at the 15 other free-trade zones set up in the mainland since the early 1990s. 'However, unlike previous free-trade zones that were set up only for manufacturing, Hengqin island will also ...

  3. Shenzhen zone may pioneer measures under free-trade deal

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung A zone in Shenzhen could be used to try out pilot measures under the free-trade pact between Hong Kong and the mainland, a Hong Kong official said yesterday. The official said Qianhai, a 10 square kilometre zone in Shekou, could provide a 'smaller door' to implement early and pilot measures under the Closer Economic Partnership ...

  4. Free-trade zone, twin cities ideas floated

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Guangdong's party boss, Wang Yang , has floated the idea of a free-trade zone between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. A feasibility study would soon begin on setting up a Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau special co-operation zone aimed at lower customs barriers and smooth cargo and capital flow between the three regions, said Liang Guiquan, head of the Guangdong Academy ...

  5. City firms fail to reap free-trade benefits

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung in Beijing The potential benefits of the free-trade pact between Hong Kong and the mainland are not being fully realised, according to a prominent mainland economist. Zhang ... their focus in the Pearl River Delta or big cities like Shanghai,' he said. Professor Zhang said Hong Kong enjoyed advantages in service industries while the sector was underdeveloped in many ...

  6. Common market

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A government think-tank wants Hong Kong to join a prospective free-trade zone covering the mainland and Southeast Asian countries. Do you agree and, if so, what contribution could we make? Write to us. ...

  7. Macau and Taiwan 'needed in Cepa deal'

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of goods and people. 'The free-trade zone is an inevitable trend. An extended Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement [Cepa] should create prosperity for all the four areas,' Mr Zhang ... to join such a free-trade zone, but stressed it was not impossible. 'Look at the European Union - some of the countries there are even former enemies,' Professor Zhang said. ...

  8. Free-trade deal benefits professionals

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Dennis Eng

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou and Dennis Eng Hong Kong and Guangdong sign 11 supplementary agreements on Cepa Town planners, architects, surveyors, social workers, language teachers, headhunters and doctors are major beneficiaries of the 11 supplementary agreements signed between Hong Kong and Guangdong yesterday on how to implement the latest phase of the Cepa free-trade pact. In order ...

  9. Pan-delta economic zone 'to boost Cepa'

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Cepa free-trade pact. It could also form a free-trade area with the 10 Asean nations, one expert said. A bigger hinterland would put the Pearl River Delta in a better position to compete ... to Asean. Since we can't make the whole of China a free-trade area, we are thinking in terms of a Pan-Pearl River Delta economic area.' The Greater Pearl River Delta, comprising Hong Kong, ...

  10. Free trade, rule of law vital attractions

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong With its institutional advantages such as the rule of law and free trade, Hong Kong could cement its position as an international trading hub simply by making itself 'inviting' for people, businesses and goods from the mainland and overseas, according to a panellist on the 11th five-year plan summit. 'We still have the rule of law and free trade, so if we ...




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