China News Service, Hong Kong, May 4th, title: Linyuan envy the fish, it is better to retreat and network-the new Hong Kong youth Zhan Peixun back to Guangdong to start a business
China News Agency reporter Zeng Ping
Zhan Peixun, a Chaozhou young man who came to Hong Kong to study for a master's degree at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010, decided to return to the Mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to start a business after spending more than ten years in Hong Kong.
Years of life and work experience have allowed him to integrate into Hong Kong, but the broad prospects of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area make him want to go to the mainland to start a business in person.
"Linyuan envy fish, it is better to retreat and build a network", Zhan Peixun explained his decision in an exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Agency.
The picture shows Zhan Peixun, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Shenzhen Yiqing Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. (left), and Liu Ming, the founder of the company and the "post-80s" tenured professor of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (right).
Photo by China News Agency reporter Zeng Ping
In late April, Han Zheng, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, came to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Guangdong) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubation Base, walked into the Hong Kong and Macao Youth Home in Tianhe District, Guangzhou City, and exchanged ideas with Hong Kong and Macao youths.
Zhan Peixun was one of the entrepreneurial young people who participated in the forum.
"I listened to his speech at the scene, such as Hong Kong and Macao youth living in the Greater Bay Area, settling their homes, and children's education. All aspects are caring meticulously. I am very touched." As one of the young speakers, Zhan Peixun focused on the development of science and technology. Made a report.
After graduating from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Zhan Peixun worked in the Chaozhou Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and has also been engaged in the alumni organization of the University of Science and Technology.
He is now the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Shenzhen Yiqing Innovation Technology Co., Ltd., a startup company focused on autonomous driving, with a current valuation of approximately RMB 1 billion. The founder is the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology "Post-80s" "Lifetime Professor Liu Ming.
Headquartered in Shenzhen, Yiqing Innovation and Technology currently has more than 100 employees, of which 30 or 40 have study experience in Hong Kong and Macau, and most of them are graduate students or doctoral students who graduated from Hong Kong and Macau universities.
In 2018, Yiqing Innovation Technology participated in the research and development of Shenzhen's first unmanned bus. Its current business covers industrial logistics, express delivery, security and other fields.
After completing the third phase of the test this year, Yiqing Innovative Technology is expected to obtain Hong Kong's first unmanned vehicle license.
"Now I see a good opportunity for entrepreneurship, and finally made up my mind to enter the Greater Bay Area from Hong Kong and start a business with Professor Liu." Zhan Peixun believes that entrepreneurship is an exciting thing, not only to participate in it, but also to drive around If friends start a business together, they can also bring Hong Kong's capital into the mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area through the past network of relationships.
More importantly, starting a business in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is a "very big track."
Zhan Peixun said that the world is in the process of the fourth industrial revolution, and the national "14th Five-Year Plan" has also made relevant arrangements. As a "hard technology" project, unmanned vehicles are in line with the country's development strategy.
The mission of Yiqing Innovative Technology is to solve the problem of labor shortage in the future, devote itself to the underlying technology, and be the "Android in the field of unmanned vehicles", thereby contributing to the innovation of the entire industrial field.
He also personally felt Guangdong's support for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Guangdong) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubation Base in Guangzhou is a new base that is striving to attract entrepreneurial projects.
"District leaders, city leaders, provincial leaders, they really hope that we will land there." Zhan Peixun said that the local government promised to pave the way for the company's unmanned shuttle project.
Zhan Peixun believes that the governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao are working hard to create opportunities for young people, especially Hong Kong young people, to integrate into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
"After customs clearance, after the epidemic eases, there are indeed many youth creative spaces in Guangdong that are worth exploring." He said that as a member of the Hong Kong International Youth Makers Alliance, Zhan Peixun also hopes to make more use of the alliance's services. Young people from Hong Kong and Macau "can enter, retain and develop."