Trade and investment in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the post-epidemic era

  Xinhua News Agency, Guangzhou, December 14 (Reporter Zhou Qiang and Xu Hongyi) The construction of the manufacturing materials area of ​​the Integrated Circuit Industrial Park in the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City has recently started, with an investment of over 3 billion yuan.

According to the plan, the overall layout of the park is the entire industrial chain of "R&D and design-pilot production-packaging and testing", which will build an integrated circuit industry ecological network and create a 100 billion-level integrated circuit industry cluster.

  Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is one of the major innovation carriers in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It is a national-level bilateral cooperation project and an international knowledge innovation platform jointly created by China and Singapore.

Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City has successively introduced 165 major projects such as Lonza, Yuexin, BeiGene, Nuocheng Jianhua, etc. It is estimated that by 2022, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City's scientific and technological R&D investment intensity will reach 4.5%, every 10,000 yuan There are more than 100 patents for inventions, reaching the international advanced level.

  The construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is a major regional development strategy implemented by the Chinese government. The Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, which has entered the fast lane, is the epitome of the construction of the Greater Bay Area.

  The Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone, located in the southern part of Futian District, Shenzhen and on the border with Hong Kong, is a key project in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The Futian Free Trade Zone carries the dual mission of Shenzhen’s foreign trade “steady growth” and “promoting technological innovation”.

From January to September this year, the trade volume in and out of Shenzhen Futian Free Trade Zone exceeded RMB 268.6 billion, a year-on-year increase of 6.6%, and the growth momentum is steadily improving.

  A solid export-oriented economic foundation, mature industrial supporting facilities and an efficient customs clearance environment will “pave the way” for the entry of scientific research projects in the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone in Hetao.

  In August of this year, the Futian International Quantum Research Institute, which has recently settled in the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone in Hetao, needs to be put in place urgently. In order to solve the problem of scientific research equipment entering the zone, Futian Customs established a special class to provide full-process customs clearance service support. Intermittently, remotely guide relevant units to go through customs registration procedures and other procedures to ensure that infrastructure materials, office supplies, and facilities and equipment needed for scientific research are "applied on the same day and completed on the same day" to ensure that the project progresses on schedule.

  Xu Hailiang, Commissioner of Futian Customs, said that the solid economic foundation of Futian Free Trade Zone and the steady and positive development of foreign trade have provided power support for the construction and development of the Hetao Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone, and will also provide the next step for the cooperation zone to develop high-tech industries. Extension and transformation to achieve high-quality development and create more possibilities.

  Since the second half of this year, as the epidemic prevention and control situation continues to improve, enterprises have fully resumed work and production, and the "six stability" and "six guarantees" policies and measures have taken effect, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area's foreign trade basically stabilized and improved.

In the first three quarters of this year, Guangzhou’s foreign trade exports amounted to 401.91 billion yuan, an increase of 9.9%, a new annual high; Shenzhen’s imports and exports were 2.18 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2.7%; Zhuhai achieved positive growth in foreign trade imports and exports, total exports, and total imports in September.

  On December 1, Zhuhai Hengqin New District launched a commercial registration and certification service for Macao investors, and launched a self-employed ledger filing system to support Macao investors to develop in Hengqin.

From January to October this year, Zhuhai newly established 1,590 investment enterprises in Macao, accounting for 73.2% of the number of newly established foreign-funded enterprises in the city.

  Today, Guangzhou South Railway Station is not only a transportation hub, but also increasingly becoming a gateway hub for industrial cooperation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Especially after the opening of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed rail in 2018, Guangzhou South Railway Station will reach Hong Kong West Kowloon in about 50 minutes, which can cover all cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in one hour.

  As an important industrial platform and business core area of ​​the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the surrounding area of ​​Guangzhou South Railway Station has attracted many high-quality enterprises to settle down.

On December 3, the Guangzhou Panyu District Government and the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission jointly established the Guangzhou South Railway Station (Wanbo) Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center, which will create a new benchmark for commercial arbitration and mediation services in the Greater Bay Area and effectively promote the fair and legal settlement of trade and investment disputes.

  He Rucheng, secretary of the Panyu District Committee of Guangzhou City, said that with the acceleration of the construction of the Greater Bay Area and the increasing frequency of domestic and foreign economic and trade exchanges, the establishment of the Guangzhou South Railway Station (Wanbo) Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center is an important measure to optimize legal services and improve the effectiveness of commercial dispute mediation. It is also a strategic decision to introduce high-end service elements and improve the development level of the district.

  Joining hands with Hong Kong and Macao to write a new chapter, Guangdong is actively promoting the integration of economic operation rules, mechanism docking and facility connectivity in the three regions.

  Ge Changwei, director of the Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, said that he will firmly promote high-quality development and create a strategic fulcrum for a new development pattern.

"Further expand effective investment, tap consumption potential, deepen supply-side structural reforms, and promote a benign interaction between supply and demand; accelerate the construction of a modern circulation system, open up blocking points and unblock circulation; innovate foreign investment cooperation, and deepen cooperation with countries along the'Belt and Road' Practical cooperation between ASEAN, Japan and South Korea."