Passengers take photographs while crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge towards Hong Kong on October 24. The bridge comes with a hefty price tag, but the economic and other benefits will be enjoyed by generations to come. Photo: Bloomberg Passengers take photographs while crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge towards Hong Kong on October 24. The bridge comes with a hefty price tag, but the economic and other benefits will be enjoyed by generations to come. Photo: Bloomberg
Passengers take photographs while crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge towards Hong Kong on October 24. The bridge comes with a hefty price tag, but the economic and other benefits will be enjoyed by generations to come. Photo: Bloomberg
Bernard Chan
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Opinion

Bernard Chan

Integrating with China won’t diminish Hong Kong’s role, despite what some may think

  • Bernard Chan says economics, not politics, drives Greater Bay Area development, and fears that Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city are unwarranted
  • Critics should see how the plan, now boosted by the newly opened bridge to Macau and Zhuhai, can extend Hong Kong’s economic base

Passengers take photographs while crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge towards Hong Kong on October 24. The bridge comes with a hefty price tag, but the economic and other benefits will be enjoyed by generations to come. Photo: Bloomberg Passengers take photographs while crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge towards Hong Kong on October 24. The bridge comes with a hefty price tag, but the economic and other benefits will be enjoyed by generations to come. Photo: Bloomberg
Passengers take photographs while crossing the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge towards Hong Kong on October 24. The bridge comes with a hefty price tag, but the economic and other benefits will be enjoyed by generations to come. Photo: Bloomberg
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.