The lighthearted appeal to Hong Kong youth’s spirit of adventure glosses over the the difficulties they would face in relocating to the mainland, given the cross-border institutional disparities. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Why Zhuhai and other Greater Bay Area cities are not to Hong Kong what suburban Connecticut is to New York

Hua Guo and Victor Zheng say the suggestion that Hongkongers move to the Greater Bay Area and commute to the city ignores the disparity in legal institutions, political rights and social services among cities in the region

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The lighthearted appeal to Hong Kong youth’s spirit of adventure glosses over the the difficulties they would face in relocating to the mainland, given the cross-border institutional disparities. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Hua Guo

Hua Guo

Dr Hua Guo is a research associate at the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Victor Zheng

Victor Zheng

Dr Victor Zheng is assistant director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the coordinator of the university's Global China Research Programme, and co-director of the Centre for Social and Political Development Studies. His research interests are Chinese family business and inheritance, Hong Kong business culture and history, social indicators and social development, and global China studies.