The central government has given Shenzhen special status to pave the way for innovation. Photo: Xinhua

Why China is looking to Shenzhen – and not Hong Kong – to reinvent its economic future

  • The southern mainland city was a test bed for market reforms 40 years ago and now Beijing is banking on it to spearhead development in the years ahead
  • The central government is finding it tough to implement its policies in Hong Kong, analysts say
Topic |   Greater Bay Area

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The central government has given Shenzhen special status to pave the way for innovation. Photo: Xinhua
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The Politburo (pictured in December) is the ruling Communist Party’s top decision-making body headed by President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

China can turn US trade war ‘crisis into an opportunity’, says top leadership, as Donald Trump tweets complaint

  • Quarterly Politburo meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping concluded China must rely on its domestic demand potential to manage ‘new risks and challenges’
  • US president said that Beijing has not been ‘coming through’ in terms of buying American farm products or making progress on a deal to end the year-long trade war
Topic |   China economy

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The Politburo (pictured in December) is the ruling Communist Party’s top decision-making body headed by President Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua
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