Hong Kong takes back seat as China’s Xi promotes neighbor as future ‘model city’

China’s President Xi Jinping praised the tech-hub city of Shenzhen in a landmark speech on Wednesday, leaving some puzzling over the future of nearby Hong Kong, as China’s traditional global foothold.

Xi said Shenzhen, often dubbed China’s Silicon Valley and home to tech giants Huawei and Tencent, was making “historic leaps” and “achieving miracles.”

He also announced that the area would be given more leeway to pursue opening-up reforms and become a “model city for a strong socialist country.”

Once a small fishing village adjacent to Hong Kong, Shenzhen is now home to about 13 million and was transformed in 1980 by veteran Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, after he designated it a “Special Economic Zone,” carving out capitalist privileges in the staunchly communist country.

Retracing Deng’s footprints 40 years later during his own southern tour this week, Xi announced Shenzhen would again become a testing ground for foreign investment and

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Hong Kong fashion empire heiress Bonnie Evita Law dies during ‘illegal’ liposuction and boob job

Hong Kong fashion empire heiress, 34, dies during ‘illegal’ liposuction and boob job after going under the knife ‘to celebrate her birthday’

  • Bonnie Evita Law died after falling into a coma during plastic surgery in Seoul
  • Police claimed the operations had not been carried out by certified surgeons¬†
  • The agency which had arranged the operations was also illegal, police stated
  • Ms Law’s grandfather was the founder of billion-dollar clothing brand Bossini

A Hong Kong heiress has allegedly died while undergoing liposuction and breast augmentation procedures arranged by an illegal agent and performed by uncertified plastic surgeons, according to police.

Bonnie Evita Law, whose late grandfather built a billion-dollar fashion empire, passed in January at the age of 34 during the operations in South Korea.

The surgery was said to be part of

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