The "Greater Bay Area" refers to the Chinese government's scheme to link the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing into an integrated economic and business hub.
February 18 marks five years since Beijing unveiled its blueprint to turn the Greater Bay Area into a hi-tech powerhouse by 2035. The region of more than 86 million people covers Hong Kong, Macau and nine Guangdong cities. In this series, the Post looks at Hong Kong’s progress in meeting targets set for it, how different cities are vying to conquer the skies and more.
Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan says stronger links between city’s financial sector and rest of Greater Bay Area being forged.
Property markets in China’s Greater Bay Area will see an uptick in 2024, as businesses and communities find synergies within the 11-city economic powerhouse, which has a GDP of US$2 trillion and a population of 86 million.
Only ‘radical reforms’ at Lok Ma Chau Loop can serve country’s development needs in face of West’s economic sanctions, argues Professor Zheng Yongnian.
Chief executive cites cities’ complementary strengths: Dongguan in hi-tech manufacturing, Hong Kong in connecting the Greater Bay Area to the world.
Beijing has drawn up a blueprint designed to foster a world-leading business environment in its Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.
On final day of trip to Beijing, Chief Executive John Lee visits country’s top economic planning body after earlier briefing state leaders on Hong Kong’s development.
Deal on data transfer boosts Hong Kong’s role in the Greater Bay Area City’s standing in the broader economic powerhouse can only be enhanced by pilot scheme that will offer comfort to businesses and the mainland authorities.
China’s southern province of Guangdong pledged to build a so-called Digital Bay Area amid efforts to create a driving force for high-quality economic and social development.
City leader says he hopes Hong Kong and Thailand can maintain their close relationship during meeting with Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin.
The new branch in Shenzhen is one of the first Hong Kong projects in the Hetao zone, which will take the lead in serving hi-tech companies, as the two cities work on building a global hub.
Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat in southern China says the Greater Bay Area will be ‘the future of Asia’, but first some problems must be tackled in the economic and business hub.
Four major Hong Kong insurers including the local units of Ping An and China Taiping plan to introduce a new ‘one-stop’ motor insurance policy covering the city and Greater Bay Area as they expect cross-border traffic to surge under a forthcoming easing of travel quotas.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan tells Post forum that city will remain ‘financial market [where] the Western countries have a substantial stake’.
Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces both predict their economic growths will be ‘above 5 per cent’ this year after falling well short of last year’s GDP targets amid China’s restrictive zero-Covid policy.
Sources say John Lee is also expected to meet incoming state leaders such as Li Qiang, who will succeed Li Keqiang as premier.
Hainan wants to create an ‘outer island circle’ to shorten travel between the island and the Greater Bay Area. New transport links could include a cross-sea tunnel and greater connectivity through an airport upgrade.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan also confident high-powered banking summit will be held successfully next month.
Hong Kong is working with mainland Chinese authorities to enhance the one-year-old Wealth Management Connect scheme, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s CEO said on Friday.
Hong Kong’s ample capital, talent pool and links to the Greater Bay Area make it a great place for fintech businesses despite current challenges, Neil Tan, the new chairman of the FTAHK, tells the Post.
Hengqin will provide a cash reward of up to 50 million yuan (US$7.2 million) for each listed firm that moves to the island.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan tells forum that blueprint will map out direction for I&T growth for next five to 10 years.
Hong Kong’s role in the Greater Bay Area means it will win out over Singapore in attracting capital and talent, according to the bourse operator’s chairwoman.
Deng Zhonghua, former deputy director of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, says city should bank on its unique advantages.
The real estate industry sector needs to coordinate on climate change-related risk mitigation or face disaster, according to a new report by the Urban Land Institute.
The region is well positioned to play a crucial role in China’s green transitions in both finance and industrial development, according to international speakers at TusPark’s 2022 GBA Summit.
Swire plans to bring its Taikoo Li and Taikoo Hui mixed-use projects to Shenzhen. It recently signed an agreement with the Futian district government to develop a retail-led commercial project.
After Phoenix TV quoted Weibo comments, a whole crowd turned up complaining to city leader about landfill stench.