The first Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area Forum was held in Hong Kong

Yesterday (June 20), the first Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area Forum, featuring "Building China's World-Class Bay Area", was held in Hong Kong. This was the first forum to be held with the Bay Area as a theme. Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Dong Jianhua, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province Yuan Baocheng, Chief Financial Officer of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chen Maobo, Chief Financial and Economic Officer of the Macao Special Administrative Region Liang Weite, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent Corporation Ma Huateng, and representatives in political and business, experts, and scholars participated in the forum.


Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area consists of 9 cities in the Pearl River Delta(including Jiangmen), Hong Kong and Macao. This concept which has been deliberated for more than 10 years, was formally put forward in the Belt and Road Initiative in 2015, written in the national "thirteen five" plan in 2016, and written in our government’s work report for the first time in March this year, bringing it to the level of national strategy. At present, the construction of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area continued heating up. The twelfth Party Congress of Guangdong Province reported that it’s imperative to deepen cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and to develop global influence and competitiveness of the Bay Area economy.


At the forum, Yuan Baocheng said that the construction of Bay Area is an important measure to deepen the cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and it can hardly do without the cooperation of talents, industry, funds, etc., and the joint promotion of the government, the business community and the experts and scholars. Combined with his investigations in Jiangmen and other cities in the west Pearl River, Chen Maobo deemed, that their development has significant achievements, the cities are energetic, and the transportation is convenient. With the opening of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, in the future, we need to have innovative mind, to break the restrictions, to strengthen the flow of funds, talents, information and so on between the cities, and to deepen cooperation.

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