#FactOfTheDay 23/10/2018 – China narrowed the gap between “two systems”
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#FactOfTheDay 23/10/2018 – China narrowed the gap between “two systems”

After eight years of construction work, the dream came true. China opened the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland (China). Spanning 55 km, the bridge is an engineering marvel that cost billions of dollars. « I declare the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge officially open, » said President Xi, today as fireworks were lighting up the skies. This new bridge represents a great deal for Xi’s administration. Indeed, not only will it cut travel time across the Pearl River delta, it will also boost the regional economic growth. Furthermore, linking the three cities – Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai – carries major political significance. As a matter of fact, the initiative is seen by some as a way to further increase the Chinese control on civil liberties before the end of the “one country, two systems” policy in 2047.

Matthieu Mazerat

For further information:

Evening Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/china-opens-worlds-longest-seacrossing-bridge-linking-hong-kong-to-mainland-a3968691.html

Belfast Telegraph: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/china-opens-megabridge-linking-hong-kong-to-mainland-37448677.html

France 24 : https://www.france24.com/en/20181023-china-unveils-worlds-longest-bridge-linking-hong-kong-with-mainland

Matthieu Mazerat

Passionné par les langues étrangères, je me suis d’abord formé à la traduction puis aux sciences politiques. Tout juste diplômé d’un double master en relations internationales entre l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et la LUISS à Rome, j’ai pu conjuguer ma passion pour les nouvelles technologies et l’informatique en rédigeant un mémoire sur les cyber-stratégies nationales et la manière dont elles sont mises en place. Au sein d'EU Logos Athéna, je suis en charge du portefeuille Cybersécurité et Protection des données.

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