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Fearmongering over 'red invasion' a poor election campaign strategy

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

More visitors from Shenzhen: a threat or a business opportunity?

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

C.Y. Leung says HK will control number of visitors from Shenzhen

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 needs to be better neighbour

Democratic Party members protest outside the Central Government Office in Hong Kong on August 29. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

HK Chief Executive vows to limit number of mainland Chinese visitors

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying visits the Lok Ma Chau border check-point last week. Photo: Dickson Lee

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

New Shenzhen permit rules create fears over Hong Kong visitor flood

New Shenzhen permit rules create fears over Hong Kong visitor flood

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

Bid to calm public after anti-Japanese protests in Shenzhen over Diaoyus

Members of the Ganbare Nippon right-wing group stand beside Japanese flags on one of the disputed Diaoyu Islands. Photo: EPA

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

HK activists who went to Diaoyus are heroes, say Shenzhen protesters

Nearly 20,000 turned out for the protest, which saw clashes with the police and some damage to Japanese-made cars. Photo: David Wong

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 gets reality check on subway to Shenzhen

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

Artini soars 51pc despite bosses' pay rise

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

China Digest


Highways to charge by weight

14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm

It's either boom or bust for Qianhai investors

It's either boom or bust for Qianhai investors

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