• Xi Jinping caught everyone off-guard while celebrating China's $20 billion sea bridge

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    After 10 years, 420,000 tons of steel, and at a devastating cost in lives and renminbi, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is officially open.
    The announcement on Tuesday came by way of a strangely curt Xi Jinping, China's president.
    Xi gave an abrupt two-second speech that, it is fair to say, was not what everyone was expecting. "I announce the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is officially open," Xi said Tuesday.
    It was an exercise in absolute concision for a president who, almost a year ago to the day, opened the Communist Party congress in Beijing with a granular three hour and 23 minute...
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  • A Bridge Alone Can't Unify Hong Kong With China

    A Bridge Alone Can't Unify Hong Kong With China

    20 days ago - By Washington Post

    The Oresund link between Denmark and Sweden shows you need more than gleaming infrastructure to drive integration.
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