Greater Bay Area Corner

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) consists of the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao as well as nine cities of the Pearl River Delta region: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Jiangmen, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Huizhou and Zhaoqing. With a population of 67.65 million residing across a total area of 56,500 sq km, this region is one of the most developed and vibrant areas in China. The development of the GBA initiative is intended to strengthen infrastructure links among the cities involved and stimulate economic cooperation. This corner provides members with updated information on policy and development of the GBA.

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Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce Visits Chamber

Qin Jingteng, Vice Chairman of Shenzhen Federation of Industry & Commerce (Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce), led a delegation to visit the Chamber on February 3, where they were welcomed by HKGCC Deputy Chairman Agnes Chan, China Committee Vice Chairman Edmond Yew and members. Qin pointed out that currently there are over 40,000 Hong Kong enterprises in Shenzhen, which have contributed significantly to Shenzhen’s growth in the past 30 years. They hope Hong Kong businesses will continue to invest in Shenzhen to continue the city’s development.

Discussing Development of HTCZ

Ouyang Huiyu, Deputy District Mayor of Futian District People’s Government, who is also Director of the Construction and Development Affairs Office of Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone (HTCZ), and Zhu Junwei, Deputy Executive Director of HTCZ, visited the Chamber on February 1, where they were welcomed by GBA Working Group Convenor Petrina Tam and members. Ouyang introduced the latest developments in Futian and HTCZ. The zone, which straddles the boundary between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, will focuses on the development of advanced and finance technologies.

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