Hong Kong SAR Economic Integration with the Pearl River Delta

Author/Editor:

Hongyi Chen ; Olaf Unteroberdoerster

Publication Date:

December 1, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Hong Kong SAR's economic integration with the Mainland has primarily taken place in the Pearl River Delta (PRD). Taking stock of integration trends, this paper discusses key implications for ensuring economic benefits of further integration are sustained and associated costs minimized. Besides further investments in infrastructure, Hong Kong SAR's role as a producers services and finance hub will depend on frictionless movements of goods, services, people and know-how, requiring policy coordination to further promote trade and investment and developing a common human skills base with the PRD. Regional cooperation will also be needed to minimize the costs of rising levels of cross-border pollution.

Series:

Working Paper No. 08/273

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451871319/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2008273

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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