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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam hails opening of new border checkpoint between city and Shenzhen

A much-delayed new border checkpoint between Hong Kong and Shenzhen opened on Wednesday. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said it would further foster the “one-hour living circle” around the city, parts of Guangdong province and Macau.

The checkpoint in the northern New Territories – named Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point in Hong Kong and Liantang Port in Shenzhen – is expected to serve as a gateway to the Greater Bay Area, an economic development zone linking Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in mainland China’s Guangdong.

Work on the border crossing, which cost HK$33.7 billion (US$4.3 billion), was delayed by more than 18 months. Read More

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