China News Service, Shenzhen, November 29 (Zuo Yuqing) The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone is located on the east bank of the Pearl River Estuary, west of Shenzhen, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau.

This is not only the “source” of pioneering trials and leading institutional innovations under the framework of “one country, two systems”, it is also the starting point, announcement and practice place of reform and opening up in the new era, and it is also the forefront of Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation. It is the work of young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. "DreamWorks".

The "Qianhai Stone" in Qianhai Park witnesses the development and changes of Qianhai.

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  Recently, young entrepreneurs who built their dreams in Qianhai told their stories about Qianhai to the interview group of the “Jointly Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Hand in Hand in the Greater Bay Area” web-themed event.

What can Hong Kong youth bring to Qianhai?

  "Our Shenzhen headquarters has a team of 220 people. Most of them are born after 95 and 00, among which 40 are young people from Hong Kong and Macau, accounting for about 1/5 of the total." Wei Wei, founder and chairman of Laihua Bo said that the design profession in Hong Kong is relatively developed, and the participation of Hong Kong youths has brought more international thinking to Laihua, enabling Laihua to better integrate Chinese traditional culture and international aesthetics, and create an even better at home and abroad. Popular creative works.

  From the lady of the law to the founder of RubyFang haute couture brand clothing, Fang Lihua, who was awarded the 2016 Hong Kong Top Ten Outstanding New Youth, recalls that her first show in New York in 2015 was the Chaozhou embroidery.

Chaozhou embroidery (Tide embroidery) and Guangzhou embroidery (Guang embroidery) are collectively called Yue embroidery. It is one of the four famous embroidery in China and has a history of more than 1,500 years.

The scenery of Qianhai Park.

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  "China's economy is developing more and more rapidly, and its international status is becoming more prominent. We should regain our own aesthetic rights. So I want to promote a Chinese style brand with a Chinese style. This is my dream and mission." Fang Lihua said.

  Zheng Siyi, head of the Qianhai Women’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Base, Vice President of the Qianhai Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association, Director of Policy Research of the Hong Kong Youth Affairs Development Foundation, and co-founder of the Greater Bay Area Youth Innovation Center, believes that today It is a good time for Hong Kong youth to come to Qianhai to start a business: "This time is just right at the time when the dual-cycle fierce collision. Hong Kong and Macao youths have a very good international vision and are leading in the field of financial professional services and entrepreneurship. They can Bring these advantages to the Greater Bay Area and combine with the advantages of the local industrial chain to help Guochao brands go overseas."

Why does Qianhai attract young people from Hong Kong?

  While Hong Kong youth bring international thinking to Qianhai, Qianhai is also bringing opportunities for Hong Kong youth to start their own businesses.

  As the founder of Industrial Siku, the young Hong Kong maker Gaonuo started his business in Qianhai, but also witnessed the transformation of Qianhai from desolate to high-rise buildings.

"We are a national-level innovation and entrepreneurship team promulgated by the Torch Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology." Gao Nuo said that in the early days of entrepreneurship, Qianhai gave him very rich policy support.

  "Because we are a scientific research institution, in addition to support and rewards at the time of landing, such as subsidies such as rent reduction and exemption, Qianhai, as an independent pilot demonstration zone, also gave us a 1:1 financial reward."

A construction site in Qianhai, Shenzhen.

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  For Hong Kong youth Xiaoxin, Shenzhen's booming Internet industry is the biggest reason that attracts her to work in Shenzhen.

"This is in line with my personal career plan." She said that young people from Hong Kong who come to work in Shenzhen can also enjoy a series of benefits and subsidies such as talent housing.

  "The integration of young people from Hong Kong and Macao into the Greater Bay Area is the future trend." Xiaoxin believes that with the support of policies, more young people from Hong Kong and Macao will come to Qianhai to seek entrepreneurial opportunities in the future.

  According to Hou Jing, the commissioner of the Hong Kong Service Office of the Qianhai Administration, the Qianhai Administration currently provides various special support funds for Hong Kong and Macao youths in Qianhai for internship, employment, innovation and entrepreneurship, and livelihood security. A total of seven batches of special support funds for Hong Kong and Macao youths have been issued. More than 90 million yuan has benefited about 289 units (times) and 855 people in the district.

As of the end of October 2021, Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Dream Workshop has registered a total of 549 incubation and entrepreneurial teams, and the total amount of team financing exceeds 2.8 billion yuan.

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