Edmund Ho, Leung Chun-ying lead team to inspect Greater Bay Area development

Updated: 2021-08-31 chinadaily.com.cn

A team led by Edmund Ho Hau Wah and Leung Chun-ying, both vice-chairmen of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), visited Guangdong province from Aug 23 to 27 to inspect the implementation of the outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. 

The team, composed of members of the CPPCC National Committee from Hong Kong and Macao as well as non-Party members, made visits to destinations important to developing Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao cooperation platforms, such as Hengqin in Zhuhai, Nansha in Guangzhou and Qianhai in Shenzhen. 

During the meetings, the delegation listened to various opinions and held in-depth exchanges on key topics related to the cooperation platforms, including how to align protocols to guide the development of such platforms, S&T innovation, industrial development and youth entrepreneurship. 

Edmund Ho recognized the all-out efforts of Guangdong in implementing the Greater Bay Area plan and called the plan a significant innovation in pushing forward the practice of "one country, two systems." He also called for more efforts to deepen the integration of the three regions, organize various exchange events, and motivate people from all walks of life in Macao to contribute to the Greater Bay Area's development. 

Leung said he hopes all three sides involved in the development plan can strengthen exchanges, better understand each other's strengths and requirements, and constantly deepen their cooperation. With universities from Hong Kong and Macao opening campuses in Guangdong, it's important to boost technology transfers, attract more young people from the two regions to work in other cities of the Greater Bay Area, and speed up the trilateral flow of talent, according to Leung.

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