Hongkongers mistrust media Two-thirds of Hongkongers say the local media abuses press freedom, up 7 percentage points from six months ago. The 1,010-respondent survey by the University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme found that less than a third considered the media to be responsible in its reporting. Business leaders visit Guangzhou Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen will lead a 90-strong business delegation to Guangzhou tomorrow. The visit aims to help companies understand the outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta and explore co-operation opportunities between Guangdong and Hong Kong. Consultation on exhibition centre The government will consult the public in the third quarter of this year on a proposed third-phase expansion of the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. The government and the Trade Development Council are studying expansion at a nearby site. Invitation to PLA open days Up to 21,000 passes for the People's Liberation Army garrisons' open days will be up for grabs at Tamar headquarters and three barracks this Sunday from 8.30am. Visitors will be able to watch anti-terrorist drills and see weapons at San Wai barracks, Stonecutter's Island naval base and Shek Kong's air base from May 1 to 3 for Labour Day. Office to cost HK$5.5m a year The proposed Development Opportunities Office for co-ordinating cross-department projects will cost HK$5.5 million a year. The chief executive may be asked to oversee the projects, the government said. Britain stresses city's autonomy The British consulate has stressed the importance of a Hong Kong government composed of local people. When asked about concerns over autonomy fuelled by the remarks made by officials of the central government's liaison office, the consulate's spokesman said: 'To preserve its stability and prosperity, Hong Kong must continue to enjoy a high degree of autonomy.' Unions to mark handover The Federation of Trade Unions will hold a parade on July 1 to mark the 12th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover, with the PLA Air Force invited for an aerobatic display.