The Shenzhen municipal government has made concessions to Hong Kong factories over proposed rules intended to allow migrant workers to negotiate pay rises and welfare matters. But while discussions about the eventual shape of the labour rules continue, a study has found that the Hong Kong factories need to reinvent themselves to face new challenges.
The last of the five big railway projects of this decade is finally to get under way – two years behind schedule and almost 60 per cent over budget, government officials said yesterday.
The Sha Tin-Central link – the city’s fourth cross-harbour railway – will connect the people of East Kowloon and the Northeast New Territories to Hong Kong Island.
The quick-charging station, the first on Hong Kong Island, is up and running near the pier in Ap Lei Chau. It can charge an electric vehicle to 80 per cent of its capacity in 30 minutes, allowing the vehicle to run 80 to 100 kilometres, while a conventional charger takes six to eight hours.