Changing demographics, tightening labour laws and competitive offers elsewhere are combining to make the Pearl River Delta, the "world's factory", a less attractive place for many migrant workers to return for work.Friday, 8 February, 2013, 3:53am
Hong Kong manufacturers operating in the Pearl River Delta may speed up relocating their factories elsewhere as the minimum wage in Guangdong is expected to nearly double the province's gross domestic product growth this year.6 Feb 2013 - 5:58am
Guangdong governor Zhu Xiaodan told provincial people's congress deputies yesterday that the provincial government would unleash a new multi-year initiative to speed up the delta's integration.26 Jan 2013 - 5:05am
I have news for the Qianhai authorities. People I know in the investment business in New York either congratulate themselves on having long moved out of Manhattan or are grousing at being stuck there.24 Jan 2013 - 4:58am
Heavy smog has been smothering the Pearl River Delta for the past week, with air pollution readings in the region hitting their highest levels of the year.
The lingering haze yesterday prompted the Guangzhou Central Meteorological Observatory to issue its first "heavy fog" warning of 2013 as visibility in Guangzhou fell to 700 metres.23 Jan 2013 - 4:59am
An association of Hong Kong stockbrokers has agreed to co-operate with the authority administering Qianhai - a 15 square kilometre special zone west of Shenzhen - to help develop the area into the "Manhattan of the Pearl River Delta".23 Jan 2013 - 3:55am
An exodus of factories from the Pearl River Delta has led some to question whether China can remain the so-called factory of the world, but even if the delta loses its pre-eminent status, the mainland will remain a manufacturing powerhouse, thanks to the rise of new manufacturing bases in interior provinces, analysts say.14 Jan 2013 - 3:01am
The Pearl River Delta, once regarded as the factory to the world, will lose 10 per cent of its Hong Kong-owned factories over the next two years.
The warning came from Stanley Lau Chin-ho, a deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, who added that in the past few months, several factories making watch components had closed down.11 Jan 2013 - 3:56am
In 1992, Deng Xiaoping with his entourage came south and made an inspection tour of the Pearl River Delta. He liked what he saw and the rest is history.
Hong Kong and Guangdong province joined forces and with the blessing of Deng Xiaoping and the central government, Hong Kong industry moved en masse into the delta.18 Dec 2012 - 2:03am
Port Everglades, on the US east coast, is considering plans to appoint a trade representative in the Pearl River Delta to boost cargo volumes between the region and southern Florida.
The port is the latest on the US east and Gulf coasts to confirm it is targeting Chinese and other Asian exporters, especially with the opening of the expanded Panama Canal in early 2015.12 Dec 2012 - 3:51am
In this exclusive piece, Hong Kong Chief Executive C.Y. Leung reveals how the city will enhance its role as a channel bringing capital, talent and technology into the mainland from all over the world29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Hong Kong has a wide network of global connections that can support provinces in the pan-Pearl River Delta across southern China link up with the rest of the world, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says.10 Dec 2012 - 9:13am
Sixteen-year-olds in the United States can hold a driver's licence, and in Germany they can legally buy wine and beer.10 Nov 2012 - 11:31pm
Guangdong authorities have finally approved a 55-kilometre bridge-and-tunnel project to provide Shenzhen a direct route to the western side of the Pearl River Delta.
The provincial Transport Department has released its plan for the link between Shenzhen and Zhongshan , which would reduce travel times to less than 30 minutes in clear traffic, down from about 90 minutes.8 Nov 2012 - 4:02am
When Emma Sherrard Matthew joined Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle group and concierge service, there were only a handful of offices worldwide and a staff of four in Hong Kong.12 Nov 2012 - 1:35pm