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  1. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    12 new free-trade zones to follow in Shanghai's footsteps

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 01:40am by George Chen; Denise Tsang; Daniel Ren

    ... better with nearby economies including Hengqin in Zhuhai; Qianhai in Shenzhen; Nansha in Guangzhou and Macau. Guangdong and Shanghai were the leaders in free-trade zones on the back of developed ... George Chen, Denise Tsang and Daniel Ren 12 new free-trade zones approved The central government has agreed in principle to approve 12 new free-trade zones (FTZs), three months after ...

  2. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... to downright amusement. Remember, it was barely four months ago that the mainland's first free-trade zone was launched in Shanghai, modelled on Hong Kong's free port. "If you are going to have 12 free-trade zones in China, then how can you make Shanghai special and attractive when the whole thing is still on trial?" asked a foreign business consultant, who declined ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Shenzhen delegation touts free-trade zone

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to the Shenzhen River into a free-trade zone. Le Zheng, director of the Shenzhen Academy of Social Sciences, proposed making it an area where mainlanders and Hong Kong people would enjoy visa-free access ... Gary Cheung Shenzhen and Hong Kong leaders are expected to discuss the joint development of a 100-hectare border zone during Shenzhen Mayor Li Hongzhong's four-day visit to the city. ...

  6. Think-tank proposes free-trade zone near Daya Bay

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Huizhou should join forces in setting up a free-trade zone on a peninsula near Daya Bay, according to a leading think-tank in Guangdong. The Macroeconomic Research Institute under the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences suggests developing Renping peninsula in Huizhou, east of Daya Bay, into an economic experimental zone based on Hong ...

  7. 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, ...

  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. HK, Macau, Guangdong should form megalopolis: party boss

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'special co-operation zone' would assemble a free-trade area with its own tariffs, and administrative limitations under 'one country, two systems' would be lifted to enhance the free ... said. 'For example, are there any possible contraventions with the World Trade Organisation's regulations if 'free-trade arrangements' are introduced? What is the central ...

  10. Rising regional trade an opportunity for HK

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is not surprising: Guangdong is the location of many of the factories that have driven China's growth as a global manufacturing base. What's more, the free-trade zone negotiated between China ... Hong Kong has always worn its status as a free-trade port on its sleeve. The city became one of the world's most prosperous entrepot economies by playing up its advantages over ...




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