The billboard of Deng Xiaoping, the former Chinese leader who advocates One Country, Two Systems, stands at the Lo Wu border on April 3, 2016 in Shenzhen, China. Despite recent protests seen from Hong Kong's opposition lawmakers on the construction of a high-speed rail linking the city to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Hong Kong's future has been increasingly dependent on China's megacities across the border. Also known for being the global hub for China, Hong Kong's economic role in the region…

The billboard of Deng Xiaoping, the former Chinese leader who advocates One Country, Two Systems, stands at the Lo Wu border on April 3, 2016 in Shenzhen, China. Despite recent protests seen from Hong Kong's opposition lawmakers on the construction of a high-speed rail linking the city to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Hong Kong's future has been increasingly dependent on China's megacities across the border. Also known for being the global hub for China, Hong Kong's economic role in the region…

People cycles at Kwu Tong with backdrop of Shenzhen on April 1, 2016 in Hong Kong. Despite recent protests seen from Hong Kong's opposition lawmakers on the construction of a high-speed rail linking the city to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Hong Kong's future has been increasingly dependent on China's megacities across the border. Also known for being the global hub for China, Hong Kong's economic role in the region faces further challenges as its neighbouring mainland cities continue to grow…

People cycles at Kwu Tong with backdrop of Shenzhen on April 1, 2016 in Hong Kong. Despite recent protests seen from Hong Kong's opposition lawmakers on the construction of a high-speed rail linking the city to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Hong Kong's future has been increasingly dependent on China's megacities across the border. Also known for being the global hub for China, Hong Kong's economic role in the region faces further challenges as its neighbouring mainland cities continue to grow…

HONGKONG-CHINA/ A sign marking the start and end dates of the Umbrella Movement is pictured as a pro-democracy protester is being taken away by the police under a bridge outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, December 11, 2014. Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city, but many chanted: "We will be back". REUTERS/Bobby Yip…

HONGKONG-CHINA/ A sign marking the start and end dates of the Umbrella Movement is pictured as a pro-democracy protester is being taken away by the police under a bridge outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, December 11, 2014. Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city, but many chanted: "We will be back". REUTERS/Bobby Yip…

TIANANMAN-ANNIVERSARY/HONGKONG Pro-democracy supporters hold yellow umbrellas, a symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during an annual candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2015. Tens of thousands attended the vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, an anniversary given added poignancy by protests that gripped the Chinese-run city last year. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

TIANANMAN-ANNIVERSARY/HONGKONG Pro-democracy supporters hold yellow umbrellas, a symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during an annual candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2015. Tens of thousands attended the vigil in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing, an anniversary given added poignancy by protests that gripped the Chinese-run city last year. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

CHINA-TIANANMEN/PROTESTS Pro-democracy protesters carrying a mock coffin and a yellow umbrella, symbol of the Occupy Central movement, take to the streets in Hong Kong, China May 31, 2015, four days before the 26th anniversary of the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Chinese characters on the coffin read "Notoriety to the butcher regime". REUTERS/Bobby Yip

CHINA-TIANANMEN/PROTESTS Pro-democracy protesters carrying a mock coffin and a yellow umbrella, symbol of the Occupy Central movement, take to the streets in Hong Kong, China May 31, 2015, four days before the 26th anniversary of the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Chinese characters on the coffin read "Notoriety to the butcher regime". REUTERS/Bobby Yip

CHINA-JAPAN/rotesters hold up Chinese national flags and banners as they walk past paramilitary policemen during a protest on the 81st anniversary of Japan's invasion of China, outside a Japanese consulate in Shanghai, September 18, 2012. Japanese businesses shut hundreds of stores and plants and the country's embassy suspended services in China on Tuesday as anti-Japan protests reignited and risked dragging a territorial dispute between Asia's two biggest economies deeper into crisis…

CHINA-JAPAN/rotesters hold up Chinese national flags and banners as they walk past paramilitary policemen during a protest on the 81st anniversary of Japan's invasion of China, outside a Japanese consulate in Shanghai, September 18, 2012. Japanese businesses shut hundreds of stores and plants and the country's embassy suspended services in China on Tuesday as anti-Japan protests reignited and risked dragging a territorial dispute between Asia's two biggest economies deeper into crisis…

HONGKONG-CHINA/ Pro-democracy protesters hold up umbrellas, symbols of Occupy civil disobedience movement, as they mark exactly one month since they took the streets in Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 28, 2014. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, month-long student-led people's movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

HONGKONG-CHINA/ Pro-democracy protesters hold up umbrellas, symbols of Occupy civil disobedience movement, as they mark exactly one month since they took the streets in Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 28, 2014. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, month-long student-led people's movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

HONGKONG-CHINA/ A woman poses with a cutout of Chinese President Xi Jinping and a yellow umbrella, symbol of the Occupy civil disobedience movement, in front of a barricade set up by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's Mongkok shopping district on October 28, 2014, the day marking the one month anniversary of the movement. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, month-long student-led people's movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule…

HONGKONG-CHINA/ A woman poses with a cutout of Chinese President Xi Jinping and a yellow umbrella, symbol of the Occupy civil disobedience movement, in front of a barricade set up by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's Mongkok shopping district on October 28, 2014, the day marking the one month anniversary of the movement. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, month-long student-led people's movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule…

HONGKONG-CHINA/ Local visitors take selfies in front of a manipulated photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding an umbrella, a symbol of the Occupy civil disobedience movement, at a road blocked by pro-democracy protesters at Mongkok shopping district October 27, 2014. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, student-led people's movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Chinese characters on the banner read, "Hong Kong people…

HONGKONG-CHINA/ Local visitors take selfies in front of a manipulated photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding an umbrella, a symbol of the Occupy civil disobedience movement, at a road blocked by pro-democracy protesters at Mongkok shopping district October 27, 2014. Hong Kong has been roiled by a tenacious, student-led people's movement demanding full democracy in the former British colony that returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Chinese characters on the banner read, "Hong Kong people…

CHINA-SHIP/ A rescue worker is seen atop the sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 3, 2015. Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was buffeted by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River. REUTERS/Aly Song

CHINA-SHIP/ A rescue worker is seen atop the sunken ship in the Jianli section of Yangtze River, Hubei province, China, June 3, 2015. Rescuers fought bad weather on Tuesday as they searched for more than 400 people, many of them elderly Chinese tourists, missing after a cruise boat was buffeted by a freak tornado and capsized on the Yangtze River. REUTERS/Aly Song

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