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7 Febbraio 2018

Cina - Hong Kong - Macao


The southern province of Guangdong has vowed to expand cooperation with the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions, under the "one country, two systems" framework, to speed up the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. In his government work report delivered to Guangdong Provincial People's Congress, Ma Xingrui, governor of Guangdong, said the province aims to build a world-class bay area through cooperation with the two SARs, and to ensure new opening-up to the outside world. In addition to Hong Kong and Macao, the Greater Bay Area includes the cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Foshan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou and Zhaoqing in Guangdong province. Ma said Guangdong is considering further lowering its threshold for special personnel to open their offices in the province in the months ahead. The move aims to attract more skilled workers to support Guangdong's economic construction as the province - one of the country's economic powerhouses -needs a large number of professionals from home and abroad to help ensure sustainable economic growth. The province hopes to attract more big name companies and scientific research institutes to set up research and development centers in the province, Ma said. The province's three free trade zones include Nansha, Qianhai and Hengqin, located in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, respectively. Guangdong, China's window of reform and opening-up, has led economic development in the mainland for 29 years straight. According to Ma, the province is targeting a GDP growth rate of 7 percent this year. (ICE GUANGZHOU (CANTON))