A farmer smokes as some buildings on his land are demolished to make way for the construction of new urban property in Hefei, southeast Anhui province. Land reform remains an important issue on the mainland, one for which Hong Kong’s legal system can provide a template. Photo: Reuters A farmer smokes as some buildings on his land are demolished to make way for the construction of new urban property in Hefei, southeast Anhui province. Land reform remains an important issue on the mainland, one for which Hong Kong’s legal system can provide a template. Photo: Reuters
A farmer smokes as some buildings on his land are demolished to make way for the construction of new urban property in Hefei, southeast Anhui province. Land reform remains an important issue on the mainland, one for which Hong Kong’s legal system can provide a template. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

How Hong Kong can help shape reforms in China’s tech-focused five-year plan

  • China’s latest five-year plan includes heavy investment in technology, innovation and soft power but still leaves key issues such as property reform unaddressed
  • Hong Kong’s commercial legal system preserves property rights secured by independent judges and can provide a template for legal reforms on the mainland

A farmer smokes as some buildings on his land are demolished to make way for the construction of new urban property in Hefei, southeast Anhui province. Land reform remains an important issue on the mainland, one for which Hong Kong’s legal system can provide a template. Photo: Reuters A farmer smokes as some buildings on his land are demolished to make way for the construction of new urban property in Hefei, southeast Anhui province. Land reform remains an important issue on the mainland, one for which Hong Kong’s legal system can provide a template. Photo: Reuters
A farmer smokes as some buildings on his land are demolished to make way for the construction of new urban property in Hefei, southeast Anhui province. Land reform remains an important issue on the mainland, one for which Hong Kong’s legal system can provide a template. Photo: Reuters
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