Sino File by Cary Huang
Shenzhen’s economy is bigger than Hong Kong’s. But does size matter?
- Hong Kong’s economy grew 3 per cent last year compared with Shenzhen’s 7.6 per cent growth, but it is an inadequate measure of progress
- For the likes of per capita income, and social, cultural and educational development, the former British colony is still on top
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.