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
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
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 But resistance from various interests and outdated regulations on the mainland have slowed progress in an area of big potential - co-operation in services.15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
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
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
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
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 role24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
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 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, 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
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
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
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
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
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