GBA Briefs: 4/3/2020

Sell and flee: Some homeowners in Hong Kong are prepared to sell their properties at losses of millions of dollars as they flee the city, under a “constant flow of bad news”, analysts said. SCMP

Highway to Nansha: Zhongshan is in the early process of building a highway linking to Guangzhou’s Nansha district, which would be an extension of the cross-bay Shenzhen-Zhongshan channel. Leju.com

IP work begins: Shenzhen has begun amending its laws dedicated to protecting intellectual property in the city and has laid out a framework for firmly punishing violations of IP rights in the GBA. Sznews.com

Guangzhou eases: Guangzhou has removed all restrictions on buying commercial properties in the city, waiving the ban on selling to individuals and the requirement on minimum floor area, in a sign of the need to boost the city’s property market. It is the first of the country’s four tier-one cities to do so. Chinanews

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