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At China's Qianhai special economic zone

21 November 2013 Last updated at 11:34 GMT

China is spending around $45bn to develop a special economic zone at Qianhai.

The city in Southern China has been earmarked as a key area to boost cross-border trade with Hong Kong.

The development is due for completion by 2020 but much remains to be done, as the BBC's Juliana Liu reports.