China-Hong Kong: Thorny issues of higher education ties — from by  Yojana Sharma

One of the little-publicised sections of China’s economic plan for the next five years includes Hong Kong for the first time since the former British colony’s handover to China in 1997. However, Hong Kong and southern China have already been forging higher education ties with a view to creating a common higher education space in the not-too distant future.

“For the first time Hong Kong is included in China’s latest five year plan, giving us a strategic role in the development of the Pearl River Delta,” Tony Chan, President of Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology, told a conference in Hong Kong in March.


Addendum on 4/5/11: