China to give Macau jurisdiction over Hengqin Port
BEIJING - On the eve of a four-day closed session of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress is reported to have made a policy decision to give Macau jurisdiction over the Macau Port Area of the renovated Hengqin Port, which is located on the mainland-Macau border but is geographically in the mainland.
It also decided to authorise a three-year pilot programme in all of China's 18 free trade zones to reduce administrative licenses and ease the compliance burden on businesses.
The Central Committee Plenum, starting today, will set major policies for China for the year ahead and beyond. www.webershandwick.cn (ATI).