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Aerial view of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Photo: VCG
While we take a break from our toil, here's what our chief economic rival is doing.
China wants to link a string of megacities into a “Greater Bay Area” to rival San Francisco, New York and Tokyo, the Financial Times’ Ben Bland reports (subscription).
What’s new: Beijing wants to pull Hong Kong closer by integrating it with Macau, the world’s most lucrative casino gambling destination — and nine neighboring urban areas. It's pouring cash into infrastructure projects and trying to lure investment and talent from Hong Kong to the mainland.
Why it matters: "Along with the Belt and Road Initiative, a signature project for [Xi Jinping], Beijing sees the Greater Bay Area as a way not just to further integrate Hong Kong and Macau, which were handed back by the UK and Portugal respectively in the late 1990s.”
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Between the lines: "A senior Hong Kong official... admits that it will be very difficult to improve the 'flows of information and capital' between the city and the mainland without the city losing its 'uniqueness.'"
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