Shenzhen is marking 40 years as a special economic zone in China. Photo: Martin Chan Shenzhen is marking 40 years as a special economic zone in China. Photo: Martin Chan
Shenzhen is marking 40 years as a special economic zone in China. Photo: Martin Chan

Long-reigning king of southern China, Hong Kong looks north to a possible usurper

  • With Shenzhen designated the engine of Greater Bay Area, financial hub finds itself at risk of being sidelined in national development
  • While some observers caution Hong Kong might lose its competitive edge, others say it has irreplaceable role to play in helping neighbour flourish

Topic |   Xi Jinping
Shenzhen is marking 40 years as a special economic zone in China. Photo: Martin Chan Shenzhen is marking 40 years as a special economic zone in China. Photo: Martin Chan
Shenzhen is marking 40 years as a special economic zone in China. Photo: Martin Chan
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