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    Economic development plan for Zhuhai's Hengqin Island doubted

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... flopped The island fantasy next door to Macau Hong Kong and Macau analysts have criticised as wishful thinking mainland authorities' plan to develop seven pillar industries on Zhuhai's sleepy Hengqin Island and boost economic co-operation with Macau. The 106 square kilometre island with a population of just 7,000, next to Macau's Taipa and Coloane islands, is poised ...

  2. Treasure Island

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong's odyssey from a fishing village to a global finance centre began in Victoria City, now Central, where British merchants started trading with China and the rest of the world. With its political and commercial power base, Hong Kong Island has always been the area of choice for the rich and powerful, and luxury homes at prestigious addresses are as precious ...

  3. Reclamation plans put at risk unique ways of life on outlying islands

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I agree with the many people who have objected to the Hong Kong government's proposed land reclamations around numerous outlying islands. In particular, I refer to the comment ... to the identity of Hong Kong. Reclaiming land around the outlying islands will be another nail in the coffin of Hong Kong's identity, as well as destroying fishing and breeding grounds ...

  4. Tax rates cut to woo talent to island

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung and Fiona Tam in Guangzhou and Charlotte So Companies investing in a newly opened free-trade island in Zhuhai will enjoy a profits tax rate that is 40 per cent lower than elsewhere on the mainland, while Hong and Macau residents working there will be granted salaries tax rebates. The benefits are among measures aimed at turning Hengqin, a 106-square-kilometre island ...

  5. Tang to persuade HK entrepreneurs to tap Hengqin island development

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong entrepreneurs will be encouraged to take part in the development of Hengqin, a Guangdong island earmarked as a key base for cross-delta co-operation, Chief Secretary ... exhibition, leisure and cultural industries. Guangdong officials said in December that the province would spend 72.6 billion yuan (HK$82.4 billion) to transform Hengqin, an island off Macau, from ...

  6. Palm Island

    Posted May 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicholas Walton What is it? Palm Island is not an island but a luxurious golfing complex some two hours from Central. It consists of three nine-hole courses designed by Jack Nicklaus Jnr, ... Resort package, valid for the rest of the year, one night's stay with two rounds of 18 holes, plus breakfast for two, costs 1,500 yuan on weekdays and 2,350 yuan at the weekend. Palm Island ...

  7. Heady plans for pristine island

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Officials of the central and Guangdong governments unveiled an ambitious plan yesterday to transform a sleepy island next to Macau into an international tourist destination and hi-tech centre. It aims to turn Hengqin, which has three times the land area of Macau but just 4,000 residents, into an island of high-class resorts and luxury villas, golf courses ...

  8. Shenzhen is granted jurisdiction over Inner Lingding Island

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen, scared of being marginalised by the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, has been granted jurisdiction over an island that has been the subject of a tug-of-war between it and Zhuhai for 19 years, according to local media. Inner Lingding Island, located on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary between Hong Kong's Yuen Long ...

  9. Man's body recovered off Green Island

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police are appealing for information to help identify a body found off Green Island. The corpse of a man believed to be about 60 years old was found floating to the north of Green Island, off the northwestern tip of Hong Kong Island, on Saturday. An identity card bearing the name Li Kwok-on was found with the body. Anyone with information about the man should ...

  10. Zhuhai and Macau reveal grand plan for the island they will run

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam in Zhuhai A more detailed blueprint for the island, Hengqin, that will be jointly developed by Zhuhai and Macau, was revealed by Zhuhai authorities yesterday, targeting a gross domestic product of 56 billion yuan (HK$63.5 billion) by 2020. The scale of that ambition is apparent when it is considered that the bleak 106 sq km island has only 4,000 residents and recorded ...




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