Hong Kong’s Cash Cows and White Elephan…

Lowu-Shenzhen Border (Photo by Derrick Chang) Hong Kong’s urban planners may be on their way to a new adventure, signaled by an August 9 report by a government-linked think tank proposing that Hong Kong and Shenzhen join hands to create “China’s world-class metropolis.” Four days after the release, Government Secretary Henry Tang, in a speech to the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Co-operation Forum, proclaimed that “the long-term objective of our co-operation is to jointly develop a world-class metropolis comparable with New York and London.”

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