ZHANG Li 張力

Research Projects


  • China’s 11th Five-Year Plan: Opportunities and Challenges for Hong Kong
  • YEUNG Yue Man, SHEN Jianfa (Geography & Resource Management), ZHANG Li (Geography & Resource Management)
    18 April 2006
    Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre

    Hong Kong has played a leading role in terms of foreign investment, trade, financial and logistics services in the rapid economic growth of mainland China during the past two decades. However, the leading position of Hong Kong in China has recently been challenged by the increasing global integration of China and emerging cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. China.s source of foreign investment has been diversified. China has also changed from a position in shortage of capital to one of abundance. All these developments raise serious questions about the future role of Hong Kong in economic development in China. This study attempts to assess the changing role of Hong Kong in the Greater Pearl River Delta and China in general. The focus will be the consideration of risks and trends of marginalization of Hong Kong. It will also highlight Hong Kong.s continuing strengths and how they can be consolidated.
    There are five main objectives in this research, (1) to assess the overall development context of China and its implications for Hong Kong; (2) to review major features of the 11th five-year planning of Shenzhen, Guangdong and China; (3) to assess the current economic relations between Hong Kong and China, especially Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta (PRD); (4) to analyze the planned infrastructure developments such as seaports, airports, railways and highways in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta; (5) the traditional strengths of Hong Kong will be identified and examined. The project will examine the degree of marginalization, if any, of Hong Kong. (SS05413)


  • Hong Kong and the Western Pearl River Delta: Cooperative Development from a Cross-Border Perspective
  • YEUNG Yue Man, SHEN Jianfa (Dept of Geography & Resource Management), ZHANG Li (Dept of Geography & Resource Management)
    1 June 2003
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    The objectives of this research project are to assess the development strengths and constraints of various cities in the Western Pearl River Delta (PRD), to analyze the local government strategies towards the region and their policy impact on Hong Kong, and to assess the potential and constraints for further enhancement.
    The study will entail a comprehensive analysis of the economic growth, manufacturing strength, export performance, etc. in various cities in the Western PRD. It involves a thorough analysis of development plans and an assessment of their compatibility or conflicts. Two field studies and visits will be required in the conduct of this research project. (SS02499)


  • Studying Spatial Dimensions of Poverty in Hong Kong
  • ZHANG Li
    1 April 2006
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    In recent years, poverty has been a heat topic of concern in Hong Kong because of widening income inequality and the increasing number of the poor. The extant literature has systematically explained why income inequality in Hong Kong has persisted despite impressive economic growth. What remains relatively little understood is the geographic aspects of inequality and poverty. This study aims to investigate the spatial dimensions and patterns of urban poverty and the causes of poverty district formation. We are going to capture poverty heterogeneity between districts and investigate geographical factors that influence poverty. The findings of this project will provide a basis and insights on public policy planning in general, and on the design of geographically targeted antipoverty programs in particular. (SS05368)







Research Publications


  • "China's 11th Five-Year Plan: Opportunities and Challenges for Hong Kong". (co-authored with YEUNG Yue Man and SHEN Jianfa) Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 153 pgs. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006.10.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HC470.3 .Y43 2006)



  • "Economic Growth and Income Inequality in Hong Kong: Trends and Explanations". (co-authored with ZHAO Simon X. B.) China: An International Journal vol.3 no.1, pp.74-103. Singapore: Singapore University Press (Pte) Ltd., 2005.03.
    (CUHK Library Call No: Electronic Resource)



  • "Income Inequalities Under Economic Restructuring in Hong Kong". (co-authored with ZHAO Xiaobi and SIT Tak O Kelvin) Asian Survey vol.44 no.3, pp.442-473. United States of America: University of California Press, 2004.
    (CUHK Library Call No: Electronic Resource)



  • The Western Pearl River Delta: Growth and Opportunities for Cooperative Development with Hong Kong. (co-authored with YEUNG Yue Man and SHEN Jianfa) 160 pgs. Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK, 2005.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HC428.C498 Y48 2005; UL HK Studies HC428.C498 Y48 2005)



  • 《香港與珠三角西部 : 從跨界角度看協作發展》, (co-authored with 楊汝萬, 沈建法) ,香港 : 香港中文大學香港亞太硏究所, 2004。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.149; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.149 )



  • 《中國的十一五規劃 : 香港的機遇和挑戰》,(co-authored with 楊汝萬、沈建法; 羅小龍和紀緯紋協助) , 香港 : 香港中文大學香港亞太研究所, 2006。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HC470.3 .Y4312 2006 c.2; UL HK Studies HC470.3 .Y4312 2006)


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