Hopewell Holdings chairman Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung said the unemployment rate could jump into double digits if government officials failed to take a 'pragmatic approach' to economic development. He proposed that the government improve conditions for economic development by scrapping red tape and improving infrastructure for tourism and logistics. Sir Gordon said the way out of the economic doldrums was for Hong Kong to step up economic integration with the Pearl River Delta region. 'The one country, two systems principle must not hinder Hong Kong's economic integration with the mainland . . . the principle only applies to politics,' he said. His list of proposals include more efficient Customs clearance for mainlanders coming to Hong Kong and a $15 billion bridge to link the SAR's airport with Zhuhai and Macau. 'The bridge could help Hong Kong boost its logistics as manufacturers on the western estuary of the Pearl River Delta could ship goods to Hong Kong for re-export more easily,' Sir Gordon said. 'The bridge would also enable Hong Kong to share the benefits of Macau's growing gambling business.'