We have long described our city as having 1,100 square kilometres of land, of which some 20per cent has been developed and about 40per cent zoned as country park and can never be developed.Friday, 31 August, 2012, 2:13am
A new policy in Shenzhen makes it easier for several million more non-permanent residents in the city to visit Hong Kong, starting September 1. Is it another welcome boon for Hong Kong businesses, or will the additional crowds further stretch Hong Kong's infrastructure?31 Aug 2012 - 1:35pm 7 comments
Hong Kong will control the number of people entering the city, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday amid growing pressure to delay the relaxation of permit rules that will allow millions more mainlanders to pay multiple visits.29 Aug 2012 - 7:58pm
Shenzhen authorities probably think they are doing Hong Kong a favour by allowing 4.1 million of its non-permanent residents to visit our city on multiple-entry permits. But their shock announcement last week came as a complete surprise. Effectively, it means almost every Shenzhen resident can now visit Hong Kong frequently.31 Aug 2012 - 10:21pm
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday pledged to control the number of incoming mainland individual visitors after Shenzhen earlier announced it would allow regular visits by 4.1 million non-permanent residents from next month.
Leung said his government was concerned the city’s infrastructure might be put under strain by the influx of travellers from across the border.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Hong Kong's doors will be open for regular visits by 4.1 million non-permanent residents of Shenzhen from next month - despite the concerns of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying that the city will struggle to cope with more mainland visitors.29 Aug 2012 - 7:58pm
Mainland media attempted to calm public anger over the disputed Diaoyu Islands yesterday after an anti-Japanese protest turned ugly in Shenzhen at the weekend.
Editorials in mainland newspapers described the actions of some protesters as "stupid" and called on mainlanders to remain united.21 Aug 2012 - 4:48am
Coming from all walks of life, they assembled via online calls that spread through messaging services and major online chat rooms.
The time and route had been discussed and planned in advance - people were told to gather in front of the Saige Plaza on Shennan Boulevard in Shenzhen at 10am yesterday, and they would then march along main roads and past major landmarks.20 Aug 2012 - 5:04am
Guangzhou mayor Chen Jianhua was left red-faced yesterday after Shenzhen's railway-construction office denied his claim that it would be possible to link the two cities with a subway charging just 14 yuan (HK$17) a ticket.18 Aug 2012 - 3:08am
Shares in beleaguered fashion jewellery distributor Artini China jumped 51 per cent after chief Tse Chiu-kwan, who was detained by police in Shenzhen last month on suspicion of a drug-related offence, was redesignated non-executive chairman.16 Aug 2012 - 10:53am
Highways to charge by weight14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm
Will Qianhai become the "Manhattan of the Pearl River Delta", or will it become just another property project like countless others in southern China? That's the million-dollar question that many local bankers and brokers want to know the answer to.14 Aug 2012 - 2:58am