Analyses | Regional and economic development | 2013-09-04 | HKET

Shanghai pilot free-trade zone

The approval for Shanghai to set up the first free-trade zone in the Mainland arouses a sense of crisis among Hong Kong People. Challenges to Hong Kong’s position as a free port and financial centre become a topical issue in the city. The Centre’s weekly analysis examines the impacts of the policy incentives and institutional reforms in the Shanghai free-trade zone on Hong Kong, and at the same time suggests Hong Kong to pay attention to competitors around the world and ponder on the fundamentals of our own institutions, rather than setting eyes merely on the free-trade zone campaign of individual cities.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.