The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River

The bridge will never recover its costs. Hardly anyone can drive on it. So why was it built?

By Martin Sebena, The Diplomat

This article first appeared in The Diplomat on 20 October 2018
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At the end of October, after several months’ delay, a new bridge connecting the former British colony of Hong Kong with Macau and the Chinese city of Zhuhai will officially open.

The 55 kilometer long bridge crosses the mouth of the Pearl River, in the Continue reading “The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River”

Thousands protest proposed artificial islands for Hong Kong housing

This article first appeared in Channel News Asia.com on 14 October 2018
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HONG KONG: Thousands took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday (Oct 14) to protest a government plan to build new housing on artificial islands, claiming the “white elephant” project will damage the environment and line the pockets of developers. Continue reading “Thousands protest proposed artificial islands for Hong Kong housing”

Hong Kong’s controversial high-speed rail link to China opens

Another costly white elephant project with sinister political implications

By Adam N. Lee

This article first appeared in Chinaworker.info on 26 September 2018
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It has been dubbed by some as the “Trojan train” because for the first time it legitimises the presence of Chinese police and security officials in the heart of Hong Kong. Continue reading “Hong Kong’s controversial high-speed rail link to China opens”