(Characters of the Two Sessions) Cai Guanshen, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference: Hong Kong should leverage its financial, technological and humanistic advantages in the Greater Bay Area

  China News Service, Hong Kong, March 1, title: Cai Guanshen, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference: Hong Kong should give full play to its financial, technological and humanistic advantages in the Greater Bay Area

  China News Agency reporter Zhang Xiaoxi

  On the eve of the National People's Congress in 2022, Cai Guanshen, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Entrepreneurs Alliance, and Permanent Honorary President of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, accepted an online exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Agency before leaving for Beijing.

This year, Cai Guanshen will put forward a number of proposals focusing on the financial, technological and humanistic development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (referred to as the Greater Bay Area).

  Looking back on the past year, Cai Guanshen has attended events related to the Greater Bay Area for many times. He not only focuses on strengthening ties with various mainland regions, but also actively promotes international promotion. He hopes to strengthen cooperation with various regions and enterprises, and hopes to promote domestic and international dual circulation. .

  "The Greater Bay Area is an important economic engine for the country, but we can't just discuss how to do it behind closed doors. We must also 'go out' and 'dual circulation'." Cai Guanshen said that Hong Kong can just take advantage of "one country, two systems". Let the development of the Greater Bay Area achieve new breakthroughs.

  Cai Guanshen said that the current international situation is changing rapidly. As an important city in the Greater Bay Area, an international financial center, and an important offshore RMB market, the first role Hong Kong can play is to further promote the internationalization of the RMB and enhance the international status of the RMB , and can also help reduce the exchange rate risk of the RMB.

  Building Hong Kong into a super hub of the "Digital Silk Road" is also his focus.

The national "14th Five-Year Plan" clearly supports Hong Kong's development as an international innovation and technology center. In addition, Hong Kong's development in the field of science and technology has been very bright in recent years. It is a communication hub in the Asia-Pacific region and has the most complete telecommunications infrastructure in the region. Well connected with the international.

  In addition to finance and technology, Cai Guanshen also hopes to promote the construction of the "Humanities Bay Area".

"We often talk about soft power and people-to-people bonds. How can we enhance soft power? We must start with culture." In his view, the Greater Bay Area not only has the accumulation of Lingnan culture and its influence on the Chinese community in the world, but also has more As an international metropolis, Hong Kong has the characteristics of integrating Chinese and Western in the fields of film and television, entertainment, architecture and design.

  He said that Hong Kong, known as the "Hollywood of the East", has many talents in film and television. In recent years, many directors and actors have cooperated with the mainland and achieved good results. The mainland, especially Shenzhen and other cities in the Greater Bay Area , The development in design and other fields is also advancing by leaps and bounds. With the combination of Chinese and Western characteristics in Hong Kong, it is believed that the “strong alliance” can be further realized, highlighting the humanistic advantages of the Greater Bay Area in film, television and design.

  The COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong is still severe.

"Hong Kong is not fighting alone, we have the motherland as a strong backing." Cai Guanshen said that he is very grateful to the central government and relevant provinces and cities in the Mainland for their support in Hong Kong's fight against the epidemic.

  At the two sessions this year, Cai Guanshen will also put forward suggestions on strengthening the medical connection between Hong Kong and the mainland.

"Many entrepreneurs and young people are now developing in the inner cities of the Greater Bay Area. What if they get sick?" He pointed out that better connection of medical care will be beneficial to the overall construction of the Greater Bay Area and strengthen the cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. In-depth integration, it will soon become a world-class high-quality urban agglomeration that is livable, business-friendly and travel-friendly.

  Cai Guanshen believes that the "strong alliance" between Hong Kong and other cities in the Greater Bay Area is an inevitable path for the Greater Bay Area in the future.

Hong Kong should give full play to its advantages, actively integrate into the overall development of the country, explore the opportunities brought by the domestic and international dual circulation, and maintain and continuously strengthen its international status.

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