Pearl River Delta Economic Zone

Shenzhen reform plan still just talk

News that Shenzhen is pushing for financial reforms, including allowing its companies to take out yuan loans from Hong Kong banks and vice versa, pushed up stocks on Wednesday but the euphoria may have been premature.

Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

Neighbours set to eclipse city's GDP

The economies of Shenzhen or Guangzhou will surpass Hong Kong's in the coming decade unless the city speeds up its development, a research institute close to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen says.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen hospital a model for reform

The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between Hong Kong and the mainland has delivered the benefits to the city of more integration. But resistance from various interests and outdated regulations on the mainland have slowed progress in an area of big potential - co-operation in services.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Shenzhen aims to draw even with HK in 10 years

Forging closer ties is key to moving forward, officials say

Shenzhen, which was just a fishing village 30 years ago, aims to catch up with Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul in 10 years.

Shenzhen authorities, in a statement outlining the city's goals, called on residents to focus on putting the city on par with the world's most advanced cities.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bridge hits bump over checkpoint locations

Construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was unlikely to start this year because the location of the three checkpoints had yet to be decided, a Guangdong planning official said yesterday.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Pearl River sector looks to neighbour

The Pearl River Delta logistics industry believes proximity to Hong Kong can help beat off challenges from other mainland regions.

Thanks to its strong export-led manufacturing industry and a freer business environment, the Pearl River area has been the forerunner of the mainland's fledging logistics industry over the past decade.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Delta restructuring brings HK challenges

Fourth regional conference attended by more than 500 government and business leaders highlights new opportunities opening in western areas, with voices mixed on city's traditional service role

24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

City of status sits at a crossroads

Like many native Shenzhen residents, Tang Wenbiao has his own rags-to-riches story to tell.

The 45-year-old was one of 80,000 people living in the area that was to become one of China's four special economic zones in 1980.

22 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Shenzhen tech lacks resources

Shenzhen needed to make better use of resources and develop indigenous research for its hi-tech industry to flourish on the international stage, the vice-mayor said.

The city is one of the nation's key technology centres, second only to Shanghai in hi-tech industrial output.

18 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Shenzhen runs out of room to grow

Shenzhen, which once led the mainland in attracting foreign investment, is losing its appeal, members of the Shenzhen People's Congress Standing Committee have been told.

25 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

241b yuan in deals inked at symposium

Deals worth 241.2 billion yuan were signed on yesterday's opening day of the pan-Pearl River Delta regional trade symposium in Guangzhou.

The deals covered 473 projects, including infrastructure and transportation agreements.

The four-day event is being attended by representatives of nine mainland provinces, Hong Kong and Macau.

15 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Closer delta ties vital, says Donald Tsang

Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday described the formation of a Pan Pearl River Delta region and further co-operation with the Yangtze River Delta as the way forward for the region's economic development.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Shenzhen ready for joint push on tourism

You have the run of 10 golf courses. When you've swung enough clubs you can relax on a cruise among coral-fringed South China Sea islands. If boats of a different kind are more your game, spend a day aboard an aircraft carrier - then flash your passport for a fantasy tour to Disneyland.

12 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Dwarfed Zhuhai playing catch-up

Zhuhai special economic zone hopes to catch up with Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou in high-technology development by offering investors friendly services and strengthening ties with prestige mainland universities.

Dwarfed by other major cities, Zhuhai is trying to drum up investor interest by paying special attention to hi-tech start-ups.

28 May 2001 - 12:00am

Work with us to grab trade chances, businesses told

Businessmen should work with the Government to grab trade opportunities offered by the mainland, in particular those offered by the Pearl River Delta region, Mr Tung said yesterday.

He said China's imminent entry to the World Trade Organisation would provide many business openings, and Hong Kong could benefit from China's economic expansion.

23 Feb 2001 - 12:00am