Regional Powerhouse: The Greater Pearl River Delta and the Rise of China

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"The Pearl River Delta has played a vital role in China′s remarkable economic growth in the last 25 years. This book will help the reader understand the dynamics of the region, its contributors to China′s development, and its outlook to the future."
––Sir John Bond
Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc.

"Michael Enright and Edith Scott, the top specialists on the Hong Kong economy, have here traced the big new development, the intimate linkages between Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta area to create a dynamism and vitality that rivals that of Shanghai. Thorough, informative, analytic."
––Ezra Vogel
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences
Harvard University Asia Center

"Regional Powerhouse: The Greater Pearl River Delta and the Rise of China is a compelling and rigorous insight on the region that led China′s economic miracle and continues today as a pivotal piece in the global economic jigsaw."
––Alasdair Morrison
Chairman and CEO, Asia
Morgan Stanley

"For those of us who live in this region, this book captures for the first time the full magnitude and complexity of the strength that has emerged from our unique interactions. For those living elsewhere, it makes a compelling case for why the Greater Pearl River Delta region should be in the forefront of their own understanding of an emerging China."
––Dr Victor K Fung
Chairman, The Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council
Chairman, The Li & Fung Group

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About the author (2005)

Michael J. Enright, a leading expert on competitiveness, regional economic development, and international business strategy, is Sun Hung Kai Professor and Director of the Asia-Pacific Competitiveness Program at the University of Hong Kong. He has directed major reviews of the competitiveness of more than 20 economies on five continents and has co-authored books or monographs on the competitiveness of Hong Kong, New Zealand, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Canada. He has advised numerous multilateral organizations, governments, and firms, and has appeared in more than 30 countries as an invited speaker.

Edith E. Scott is Managing Director of Enright, Scott & Associates Ltd., a strategy consulting firm based in Hong Kong. She advises governments and corporations on competitiveness, regional development, and international investment in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific. Ms. Scott has authored several publications on competitiveness and business conditions in Greater China and has co-authored The Hong Kong Advantage (1997) and Venezuela: The Challenge of Competitiveness (1996).

Ka-mun Chang is the Managing Director of Li & Fung Research Centre. Mr Chang is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and a council member of the Chinese Society of Macroeconomics, State Development Reform Commission. He also is a staff officer of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council. He is the author of China 1949-1997, an Economic and Political analysis (1997), and co-author of Li & Fung: the Orchestrator of Global Supply Chain Management (2003).

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