Greater Bay Area new land of opportunity


BEIJING: After finishing his postgraduate study overseas, Macao native Stephen Zhang decided to pursue his career in South China’s most dynamic city cluster, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
As an apprentice lawyer in ZLF Law Office in Zhuhai city of Guangdong province, Zhang said he is quite optimistic about his future amid the nation’s ambitious plan to build the city cluster at the Pearl River Delta into the world’s leading bay area in innovation, finance and industry.
“The Greater Bay Area boasts more opportunities for young people’s development in the future, while the Western countries are not the same as their flourishing past,” he said.
The Greater Bay Area consists of Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong, including Shenzhen and Guangzhou, with a total population of 70 million. China unveiled its plan of building up the GBA in February 2019.
With a string of follow-up measures put in place since then, the Greater Bay Area witnessed steady development. Cities in the area have built increasingly closer ties with each other and achieved much easier flow of talent, goods and capital.
New vitality has been injected into the bay area with a total area of 56,000 square kilometers and an economy of 12 trillion yuan ($1.84 trillion).
Chen Yi, director and senior partner of the ZLF Law Office, said the huge market of the mainland has attracted talent from Hong Kong and Macao to start their business in the Greater Bay Area.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item