The 15-square-kilometre site of the Qianhai special economic zone looks more like a construction site than a booming financial centre. But the top official in charge of the development says it will not only play a key role in liberalising the yuan but also help Hong Kong keep its status as a world-leading financial centre - a status many fear is threatened by Shanghai's ambitious rise.Friday, 6 September, 2013, 8:07am
Scores of Shenzhen households have been complaining about very intense light coming from the Hong Kong side of the Shenzhen River for weeks, a report published in the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily said on Thursday.6 Jun 2013 - 6:05pm 1 comment
As friction continues between sections of Hong Kong's indigenous population - if there is such a thing - and the mainlanders they see as taking over their patch, there's another, less well-known migratory pattern taking place. It's in the opposite direction in search of what you might call "perfect otherness".3 Jun 2013 - 10:22am 4 comments
The mainland launched its biggest over-the-counter equity trading platform in Shenzhen this week.
The Qianhai Equity Exchange is aimed at increasing access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises and offers much looser listing requirements than the main stock exchanges.1 Jun 2013 - 4:19am
Five people were killed when a 10-metre-wide sinkhole opened up at the gates of an industrial estate and swallowed factory workers in Shenzhen, local authorities said on Tuesday.22 May 2013 - 12:19am
Shenzhen's three-year development plan, revealed on Thursday, would not touch the core interests of its officials or bring about bold reforms, observers said yesterday.11 May 2013 - 4:59am 1 comment
Shenzhen yesterday unveiled a three-year plan to deepen reform, with development of the Qianhai -Shenzhen-Hong Kong co-operation zone at the top of the agenda, Shenzhen Television reported.
The city's top leadership said reform and innovation would be their focus this year.10 May 2013 - 4:24am
The flow of shoppers from Shenzhen to Hong Kong is slowing as more international fast-fashion chains open for business in the border city.17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am
Flat owners of Shenzhen's Jiayu Garden, who suspect that the developer had used cheap sea sand in the concrete, are shocked to learn that a sample from their block barely passed Hong Kong's standard for chloride ions.11 Apr 2013 - 5:44am 1 comment
Candles were lit and wreaths laid on Wedneday night by residents in a Shenzhen residential compound for a 25-year old security guard who died after being swallowed by a massive sink hole, which opened up under his feet on Tuesday evening.28 Mar 2013 - 10:59am