China News Service, August 21, Guangzhou

  China News Agency reporter Cheng Jingwei

  Recently, when entering the headquarters of Hong Kong and Macau Youth Home in Tianhe District, Guangzhou’s Tianhe Road business district, the reporter saw that large-scale event roadshow halls, multi-functional cafes, shared economic zones and other venues are all available. Hong Kong and Macau youths can enjoy "entrepreneurship" here. One-stop service for incubation, public service, exhibition and communication, and community contact.

Since its establishment, the institution has served and received more than 8,000 young people from Hong Kong and Macau, and incubated about 200 young Hong Kong and Macau start-ups.

  "This is a platform supported by the local government in Guangzhou. It can more accurately grasp the resource information of various government departments, and the cost of entrepreneurship involved in office space and other aspects is very low." said Lin Huibin, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Youth Home in Tianhe District.

  In recent years, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has launched a series of new measures to link rules and mechanisms, allowing more and more Hong Kong and Macau youths to find a broad stage for their career development in the Greater Bay Area.

Entering the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, for young people from Hong Kong and Macau, in the Greater Bay Area, what can be done now and the future can be expected.

  After recent years of construction, Shenzhen Qianhai has become a hot spot for entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and Macau.

The reporter learned from the Administration Bureau of Shenzhen Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone that the industrial space of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Dream Workshop has expanded to 47,000 square meters.

As of the end of June 2021, DreamWorks has incubated a total of 524 entrepreneurial teams, including 281 Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and international teams (245 Hong Kong teams).

  Qianhai issued the "Measures to Support the Development of Hong Kong and Macao Youth in Qianhai" and its supporting implementation rules and other policies in early 2019. Since the policy was released, seven batches of special support funds for Hong Kong and Macao youth have been issued totaling 98.6623 million yuan (RMB, the same below) .

  In Hengqin, Zhuhai, Macau young entrepreneur Zheng Yiwei founded a company to participate in the operation of the Hengqin Guangdong-Macao cooperative industrial park project "Jinyuan International Plaza". In addition to providing a shopping experience with Macau characteristics and an international sense, it also created innovation and entrepreneurship for young people from Hong Kong and Macau. Incubation center.

  As of June 2021, more than 50 Australian-funded enterprises have settled in the center.

Zheng Yiwei hopes that in the future, more Hong Kong and Macau youths will be able to provide entrepreneurial venues, life convenience and high-quality services, so that more and more Hong Kong and Macau youths will come true here.

  "Facilitating Hong Kong and Macao youths to study, work and start businesses in cities in the Greater Bay Area" has been written into the "The Fourteenth Five-Year Plan for the National Economic and Social Development of the People's Republic of China and the Outline of Vision Goals for 2035" (hereinafter referred to as the "14th Five-Year Plan" Planning outline").

At present, Guangdong has completely cancelled the employment permits for Hong Kong and Macao residents in the Mainland, and has introduced a number of measures to strengthen Hong Kong and Macao youths to innovate and start employment in inland cities, including the in-depth implementation of exchange programs such as the Hong Kong and Macao youth internship program, and the construction of 13 innovation and entrepreneurship bases in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. Promote relevant preferential policies such as Hong Kong and Macao Science and Technology Innovation Funds to cover young entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and Macao in Guangdong.

  The direction of the Bay Area is what Hong Kong and Macau need, and what Guangdong can do.

From promoting the interconnection of infrastructure, to the treatment of citizens in the field of people's livelihood, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area living circle that is livable, business-friendly and travelable is worthy of young people from Hong Kong and Macao to set up businesses in Guangdong.

  The "14th Five-Year Plan" outline proposes to strengthen exchanges and cooperation between the Mainland and Hong Kong and Macao in various fields, and improve policies and measures to facilitate the development, living and living of Hong Kong and Macao residents in the Mainland.

A related plan recently issued by Guangzhou City proposes to build the first "Livable, Workable and Travelable" high-quality living area demonstration zone in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in Panyu District of the city.

The construction of the demonstration area radiates outwards with the whole area of ​​Qifu New Village as the core, and the overall planning area is about 14.5 square kilometers.

  The reporter visited Qifu New Village and found that it is adjacent to the Dafu Mountain Forest Park. The community has both low-rise houses, villas and high-rise residential buildings, as well as supporting large-scale shopping plazas, Class-A hospitals and many schools.

The relevant person in charge of the Clifford Group told reporters that there are nearly 200,000 residents of Clifford New Village, of which about 30,000 are residents of Hong Kong and Macau, and many of them are famous people from Hong Kong and Macau.

  In order to meet the needs of residents in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area for convenient shopping and other needs, during the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, Guangdong will expand the cross-border application of cross-border mobile payment in public transportation, medical and health, public utility payment, school-enterprise parks and other fields, and promote Guangdong Construction of barrier-free cooperation zone for mobile payment in the Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area; strengthen the innovation of digital currency cross-border payment applications.

  In an interview with reporters, Zhu Jin, deputy director of the Capital Markets Division of the Guangzhou Local Financial Supervision Administration, suggested that with the help of blockchain technology, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau can try to build a unified blockchain cross-border financial platform in a natural cross-border scenario. Thereby improving the user experience of cross-border financial payment and creating a more efficient and low-cost cross-border financial environment.

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