Under Beijing’s directive, Shenzhen will transform into a model “socialism with Chinese characteristics” city. Photo: Handout

Can Hong Kong maintain its status amid protests despite Beijing’s push to turn Shenzhen into a financial hub?

  • In a series of in-depth articles on the unrest rocking Hong Kong, South China Morning Post goes behind the headlines to look at the underlying issues, current state of affairs, and where it is all heading
  • In this latest instalment, The Post looks at speculation that anti-government protests will mean Hong Kong runs the risk of being replaced by Shenzhen as the financial heart of the Greater Bay Area
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Under Beijing’s directive, Shenzhen will transform into a model “socialism with Chinese characteristics” city. Photo: Handout
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China plans to turn Shenzhen into a socialist model city. Photo: Roy Issa
Zhang Lin
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Zhang Lin

Is China trying to replace Hong Kong with Shenzhen?

  • With support from the former British colony, Shenzhen has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a centre for hi-technology
  • Beijing-based analyst Zhang Lin considers the central government’s plan to make it a socialist model city

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China plans to turn Shenzhen into a socialist model city. Photo: Roy Issa
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