The view from Lok Ma Chau in Hong Kong. In the distance is the neighbouring city of Shenzhen. Photo: May Tse
The view from Lok Ma Chau in Hong Kong. In the distance is the neighbouring city of Shenzhen. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong vs Shenzhen: a technology tale of 2 cities, and a game of catch-up

  • Shenzhen’s economy surpassed Hong Kong’s for the first time in 2018 on the back of its rising status as the country’s technology hub
  • Analysts note Hong Kong needs to lean on its established research institutions and status as a place to raise capital

The view from Lok Ma Chau in Hong Kong. In the distance is the neighbouring city of Shenzhen. Photo: May Tse
The view from Lok Ma Chau in Hong Kong. In the distance is the neighbouring city of Shenzhen. Photo: May Tse
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