All aboard, but Hong Kong high-speed rail may not be a game changer

Venues in Shenzhen and Guangzhou may not reap the full benefits of better connectivity from Hong Kong to the mainland.

Photo: AFP

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail HSR rolled out with the expected fanfare earlier this week, after some initial hue and cry over its eye-watering $10.8 billion price tag and controversial border procedures. The 14-minute journey time from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is impressive on its own, especially for business travellers, even though passenger numbers have fallen short of the 80,000 estimates in the first three days of operation. Not to mention that there have been more inbound than...

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