Qianhai-HK mixup highlights GBA challenge

Hong Kong media blew this story out of proportion, but it is a good example of why the Greater Bay Area needs a Steering Committee ASAP: Qianhai, the special economic zone set up to boost integration work between Hong Kong and Guangdong, jumped the gun on plans to link up via railway – at a point in the far-distant future – with Hong Kong’s East Lantau Reclamation project. It was an easy and simple mistake to make, publicizing an idea that had not yet been formally communicated yet, but it elicited howls of indignation in political and media circles because the HKSAR’s development chief had not yet seen the memo from his counterparts across the border.