China News Service, Guangzhou, February 25th: The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is sailing out of the "acceleration" of integrated development

  Chinanews reporter Cai Minjie

  On the coast of the South China Sea, the wind is surging.

  In the three years since the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, it has gradually entered a new stage of integrated development, accelerating its progress towards building a dynamic and internationally competitive first-class bay area.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will become an "Integrated Bay Area"

  The accelerated construction and connection of "hard connectivity" and "soft connectivity" have become the wings that boost the flight of the Greater Bay Area.

  The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed railway, which have been opened to traffic, together with the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Corridor and the Shenjiang Railway Corridor under construction, set up a horizontal "golden corridor"; skeleton.

  The rapid transportation network is basically formed, which will further uplift the backbone of the development of the Bay Area, and the goal of "one-hour access between major cities in the Greater Bay Area" will be gradually realized.

  Thanks to the convenience of transportation in the Greater Bay Area, many Macau residents can work and live in mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area on weekdays, and go back to Macau to accompany their families on weekends, extending the meaning of home.

  He Xianfa, who originally opened a restaurant in Macau, established a restaurant brand in Guangzhou and realized "re-starting a business".

He believes that the transportation from Macau to Guangzhou is very convenient, and the customs clearance is also convenient.

  Guangdong started the targeted selection of civil servants from Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, expanded the implementation of the "Hong Kong and Macao Pharmaceutical Machinery", and promoted the "zero customs clearance" for residents of the three places to achieve cross-border access... The institutional "fences" in the Greater Bay Area are gradually lifted, education, medical care, culture and sports, etc. In terms of "homogenization", the process of "homogenization" has accelerated, and more and more talents and enterprises from Hong Kong and Macau hope to take the "high-speed train" of the development of the Greater Bay Area.

  Lin Guanqun, an orthopedic surgeon from Macau, was employed by Hengqin Hospital of Zhuhai People's Hospital Medical Group.

After obtaining the short-term medical practice certificate of doctors from Hong Kong and Macau, Lin Guanqun and mainland experts jointly completed an operation performed by a cross-border doctor.

  Chen Sheng, a young Hong Kong graduate who graduated from the United Kingdom, extended his entrepreneurial chain in Hong Kong to Shenzhen. He said that Shenzhen and Hong Kong belong to the complementary relationship between the industrial chain and the innovation chain.

Mainland enterprises can use Hong Kong's innovative services to go global, and Hong Kong's financial industry can rely on the Mainland's high-tech software technology to improve.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will become a "Technology Innovation Bay Area"

  Today's world-class bay areas are leaders in technological innovation, and the development of technological innovation in the Greater Bay Area has naturally become the focus of attention from all walks of life.

Today, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area International Science and Technology Innovation Center ranks among the top 10 global science and technology innovation clusters.

  At present, the spatial pattern of innovation resources agglomeration in the Greater Bay Area with the "Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong" and "Guangzhou-Zhuhai-Macao" science and technology innovation corridors as the backbone has initially taken shape. Innovation resources are beaded into chains.

  Guangdong has launched more than 30 Guangdong-Hong Kong and Guangdong-Macao science and technology cooperation funding projects, and has initially established a high-level laboratory system led by the Guangzhou laboratory, 10 provincial-level laboratories, and 20 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao joint laboratories. A number of high-level innovation research institutes have settled down one after another.

  "Shenzhen has a rich accumulation of electronics industry and an open and inclusive maker environment, which is beneficial to the development of our chip company." Cai Quanxiong, a young man from Hong Kong, said that thanks to the convenient geographical location and unique support policies of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Cooperation Zone , high-tech innovation and research and development atmosphere, the rapid implementation of project industrialization and other advantages, the company has achieved success in technology and business.

  "I think the atmosphere for the integration and research and development of the biomedical industry in the Greater Bay Area is very good, and most needs can be met. At the same time, official regulations have been issued to promote the development of the biomedical industry." said Liu Feng, founder of Guangzhou Diqi Medical Technology Co., Ltd. The enterprise currently has a successful cooperation with the University of Macau and the product is ready for clinical trials.

  Some experts believe that at present, basic scientific research has increasingly become the core driving force of scientific and technological innovation.

Focusing on basic research and solving the "stuck neck" problem at the source is the most important direction for the future development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as the world's manufacturing center.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will become an "open bay area"

  The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has the characteristics of "one country, two systems, and three customs areas". It is one of the regions with the highest degree of openness and the strongest economic vitality in China.

  A series of policies and measures to support the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have been introduced one after another. With such opportunities and missions, the Greater Bay Area has taken advantage of the momentum and continuously improved its level of opening up.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has made many breakthroughs in connecting with international rules in the fields of cargo customs clearance, commercial registration, practice qualifications, and food safety in recent years.

  The establishment of the two cooperation zones in Hengqin and Qianhai is an important deployment to support the in-depth cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and the deepening of reform and opening up.

  Shenzhen Qianhai launched the "Belt and Road" trade combination hub port, and started the construction of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Financial City, and 1/3 of the contracted and settled financial institutions are Hong Kong-owned and foreign-funded institutions.

Since the inauguration of the Hengqin Cooperation Zone management agency, as of the end of 2021, 183 Macao-funded enterprises have been newly established in the cooperation zone, and there are actually 4,744 Macao-funded enterprises, a year-on-year increase of 32.55%.

  Li Qing, executive dean of the Huangpu Research Institute of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, said in an interview with the media that Hengqin and Qianhai are important test fields leading the reform and opening up in the new era. The mechanism is connected, and the cross-border coordinated development model is enriched, so that the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will become an innovation, pioneer and demonstration place for the new open economy system.