The convenient transportation, convenient life, vigorous development vitality and open and inclusive multiculturalism of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area are attracting more and more young people from Hong Kong to come here to pursue their dreams and realize their value.

Global Information Broadcasting has launched a special program "Hong Kong Youth Chasing Dreams in the Greater Bay Area" to tell the stories of these young Hong Kong youths chasing their dreams.

  Yan Zhide, deputy director of the History Department of the School of Tourism, History and Culture of Zhaoqing University, is one of the young Hong Kong youths who are chasing their dreams in the Greater Bay Area.

In 2013, he came to Beijing to study for a doctorate. After graduating in 2019, he chose to work and live in Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province.

Why did he make this choice?

What opportunities does he see in the Greater Bay Area?

Today, let's follow Zhu Wanling, a reporter from Global Information Broadcasting, to learn about his story.

  "In recent years, we have found that there are more students studying in the mainland."

  In an interview with reporters, Yan Zhide told reporters.

  Yan Zhide graduated from the Open University of Hong Kong in 2007, and then participated in teacher training at Hong Kong Baptist University to become a secondary school teacher.

Because of his strong interest in history, Yan Zhide applied for the Peking University Hong Kong training site and became a graduate student in history.

  "Grandma's generation will think how can you adapt when you go to the north by yourself. What if you can't handle the weather? They will be very worried about these things. But when they get to my parents' age, they will think they can give it a try." He Frankly speaking, the older generation in the family was a little worried about his "going north" without hesitation.

  One of the concerns of the elderly is that they feel that the journey is far away, and it is difficult to adapt to the climate and habits.

However, with the continuous improvement of the transportation infrastructure in the mainland, "going to the mainland" is not as far away as Yan Zhide felt when he was a child.

"When I used to take the green-skin train, it felt like going to the mainland. After 2013, I feel that the high-speed rail has developed very fast, and there is no problem to travel between two cities in two or three hours."

  During his studies in the Mainland, Yan Zhide met his fiancee, a girl from Zhaoqing, Guangdong.

This is also one of the reasons why Yan Zhide chose to work and live in Zhaoqing after graduating from his doctorate.

Yan Zhide said that his relatives and friends are also very curious about his choice to work in the Greater Bay Area. Everyone's questions mainly focus on two aspects: one is whether Zhaoqing is suitable for scientific research?

Another is, is the salary enough to support the family?

  "Actually, this place is very suitable for living. For example, I am engaged in historical research, and I want to find a very quiet place to sit down and do research; my parents are retired, and I need to find a cheaper place with (better) greenery everywhere. A place with mountains and rivers, let them relax a bit, so in fact Zhaoqing is the most suitable place to live here.”

  Yan Zhide found that in the past two or three years, there have been more and more Hong Kong people in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: some retired and lived in the mainland, some came to the mainland to do business, and some came to the mainland to study and work.

He said that the Greater Bay Area has given Hong Kong people more opportunities to choose: "If you want to work hard, you can go to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and if you want to settle down first, you can come to Zhaoqing and other places. Hong Kong has a lot of work intensity, and I think it is relatively normal here. a little."

  In his view, the Greater Bay Area has a strong entrepreneurial atmosphere and is more suitable for young people who are struggling.

  "(In Hong Kong) go to get a high score in the test and get into a good university - medicine, law or engineering in the university are all 'divine subjects'. According to this standard answer in life, you can predict what you will do in the future, such as taking a test Civil servants, take the police exam, or go to work in a bank, and find a better internship opportunity before graduation. Here (young people from the mainland) will be more adventurous, willing to try entrepreneurship and innovation while they are young, and willing to engage in some Something new comes out."

  In Yan Zhide's view, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area develops and progresses every year, which makes him feel more involved. "It's good to stay here."

  "Coming here, we see a little bit of progress every year, whether it's ourselves, the whole community, the people around us, that's what we want to see, we're involved, so it feels like we want to stay here."

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