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Pearl River Delta

Jobs in world's factory lose allure

Recruiters are finding it tougher to lure workers to the Pearl River Delta's factories. Photo: AP

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

Wage increase to push Hong Kong factories out of Pearl delta

A factory in Guangdong. The province's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security will announce its wage increase plans after the Lunar New Year. Photo: Reuters

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 to boost Pearl River Delta integration project

Guangdong governor to boost Pearl River Delta integration project

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

Qianhai as the 'Connecticut' of the PRD

An aerial view of Qianhai area. Photo: Reuters

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

Air pollution leaves China's Pearl River Delta region choking on smog

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

Hong Kong brokers to help develop 'Manhattan of PRD'

Qianhai

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

New hubs to cushion exodus from Pearl River Delta

Some manufacturing, such as textiles, is leaving the mainland, but most are moving inland for tax breaks and cheap land. Photo: AFP

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

More Hong Kong companies expected to quit Pearl River Delta

The Federation of Hong Kong Industries says the city's economy should enjoy growth of up to 4 per cent this year. Photo: EPA

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

Optimistic about Pearl River Delta's bright future

Xi Jinping talks with retired comrades who participated in the construction of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone during his recent visit to Shenzhen. Photo: Xinhua

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 agent bound for Pearl River Delta in exports push

Established as a deep-water harbour in 1927, over 5.2 million tonnes of cargo a year now moves through Port Everglades. Photo: Bloomberg

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

Hong Kong holds unique advantages in pan-Pearl River Delta region

Hong Kong will enhance its role as a channel bringing capital, talent and technology into the mainland from all over the world. Photo: AFP

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 world

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

CY Leung says Hong Kong's connections can help pan-Pearl River Delta develop

Leung Chun-ying says 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. Photo: Xinhua

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

Rant: works in progress

Illustration: Henrik Drescher

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

Link spanning Pearl River Delta from Shenzhen to Zhongshan approved

Proposed link

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

Life's priority: Time is precious for CEO Emma Sherrard Matthew

Emma Sherrard Matthew

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