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Hong Kong to build 1m homes near China border to speed integration

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says new zone will be 'international IT hub'

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the government will develop draft legislation against treason and “fake news."   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced plans to create a new "metropolis" of up to 2.5 million people near the border with mainland China, looking to tie the former British colony closer to neighboring cities to boost regional development and tackle a chronic housing shortage.

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