Beijing Is Foisting a White Elephant on Hong Kong

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Beijing Is Foisting a White Elephant on Hong Kong

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Beijing Is Foisting a White Elephant on Hong Kong

The massive Greater Bay Area project is about China's needs, not Hong Kongers.

By Hilton Yip |
An aerial view of the world's longest cross-sea bridge, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, after the major work of the bridge was completed in Zhuhai city, south China's Guangdong province, on Dec. 31, 2017. (Imaginechina via AP Images) An aerial view of the world's longest cross-sea bridge, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, after the major work of the bridge was completed in Zhuhai city, south China's Guangdong province, on Dec. 31, 2017. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

Hilton Yip is a journalist in Taiwan.

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