The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is emerging as a world-class urban agglomeration

  Driving a single-license Macau car can drive into Hengqin, Zhuhai without any obstacles, and sometimes it takes three or four round trips a day... Home in Macau and working in Hengqin Entrepreneurship Valley, entrepreneur Hong Yude's "two-city life" is busy and fulfilling.

In just two years in Hengqin, he has founded two technology companies.

  With the steady start of the Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Deep Cooperation Zone, more and more people from Macao come to the Mainland to work, buy property and live.

Only 8 months after the cooperation zone was listed, 500,000 single-plate vehicles from Macao have entered and exited Hengqin. Currently, there are more than 7,000 Macao residents traveling between Qin and Macao via the Hengqin Port.

  The construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is a major national strategy personally planned, deployed and promoted by General Secretary Xi Jinping.

General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: "We must seize the major historical opportunity of the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, promote the convergence of rules and mechanisms for the economic operation of the three places, accelerate the construction of the intercity railway in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and promote various elements such as personnel and goods. Efficient and convenient flow, and improve the level of market integration.”

  Bearing in mind the general secretary's entrustment, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao will be bold and innovative, and will continue to strengthen the hard connection of transportation infrastructure and soft connection of rules and mechanisms, and continuously improve the level of market integration.

In 2021, the total economic volume of the Greater Bay Area will be about 12.6 trillion yuan, an increase of about 2.4 trillion yuan over 2017.

A dynamic world-class urban agglomeration is emerging on the banks of Lingdingyang.

  The infrastructure is hard-connected, and the "1-hour traffic circle" is basically formed

  The vast Lingdingyang is the construction site of the world-class project of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Channel.

At 10:36 on May 17, the highest box girder was lifted from the non-navigable bridge at sea. After 1 hour and 56 minutes, the erection of the 173rd marine box girder was completed in the Shenzhong Channel.

According to the plan, in October this year, the box girder of the non-navigation hole bridge will be erected across the board.

  According to the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, by 2022, the framework of a world-class bay area and a world-class city cluster will be basically formed.

  "With the development of cities, resource elements break through the city boundaries, gather and spread among several cities adjacent to the geographical space, optimize the allocation, promote the interconnection between cities, and then form urban agglomerations." Implementation of the Guangdong Provincial Institutional Reform Research Association President Peng Peng analyzed that the 11 cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area have a population of more than 80 million and an economic aggregate of about 12.6 trillion yuan. They are one of the regions with the highest degree of openness and the strongest economic vitality in my country.

Combining both software and hardware connectivity is an inevitable path for high-quality construction of the Greater Bay Area and world-class urban agglomeration.

  The blueprint is slowly unfolding, and construction is in full swing.

  Looking at the sea, the Huangpu Bridge, Nansha Bridge, Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Railway, Humen Bridge, and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge stand successively. The construction of four channels including Shenzhen-Zhongshan Channel and Shiziyang Channel has been accelerated, and the port container throughput has exceeded 80 million TEUs.

  Looking at the land, the "four-network integration" of trunk railways, intercity railways, urban rail transit and trams, with an operating mileage of nearly 2,500 kilometers, the continuous improvement of the highway network in the Greater Bay Area, and the accelerated formation of the "Greater Bay Area on Tracks";5 The passenger throughput capacity of this international airport exceeds 200 million, and the layout of the world-class airport cluster has been further improved.

  With the opening of Liantang/Xiangyuanwei Port, Xin Hengqin Port, and Qingmao Port one after another, "one-stop customs clearance", "cooperative inspection, one-time release" and other customs clearance facilities have been implemented, and 2/3 of the inbound and outbound passengers have been cleared through self-service customs. , The basic realization of queuing no more than 30 minutes.

Between Guangzhou-Foshan, Shenzhen-Hong Kong, Zhuhai-Macao, a "1-hour traffic circle" is basically formed.

  The rules and mechanisms are softly connected, and the connection in all aspects is smoother

  "This is the V-Tax smart counter, which can handle most of the tax-related matters that must be handled at the window of the tax service hall in the past." On April 27, at the open day event of the Chuangxiangwan Tax Cloud Station in Nansha District, Guangzhou , the introduction of the staff attracted many young entrepreneurs from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao to stop and watch.

  To make the cross-border flow of factors smoother, in recent years, the soft connectivity of the rules and mechanisms of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao has been accelerated.

  The scope of professional qualification recognition has been continuously expanded.

The "Interim Measures for the Management of Hong Kong Engineering Construction Consulting Enterprises and Professionals in Mainland Cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area" was implemented on a pilot basis, and the first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area lawyer's practice examination was successfully held.

  "In the past, as a foreign-funded engineering consulting company, we had to form a consortium with a local design institute with professional qualifications before we could participate in the project bidding." Wang Qianhui, head of South China, a Hong Kong-based engineering consulting company, was very pleased, and he followed suit. With the certification of Shenzhen-Hong Kong practice qualifications, the company has obtained all relevant practice qualification certifications in the Greater Bay Area, and can deeply participate in the construction of the Greater Bay Area.

  At present, more than 85,100 Hong Kong and Macao residents are included in the employment registration management in Guangdong.

With the continuous expansion of occupational qualification recognition and standard convergence, more than 3,000 professionals from Hong Kong and Macao have obtained mainland registration qualifications in eight fields including doctors, teachers, and tour guides.

The policy of openly recruiting Hong Kong and Macao residents for public institutions in the Greater Bay Area (Mainland) has attracted more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Macao residents to apply for the exam, and the first batch of applicants have been hired.

  The convergence of rules and standards was further strengthened.

A historic breakthrough has been made in cross-border bankruptcy assistance; a working mechanism for effective connection between mediation, arbitration and litigation in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau has been established, and Qianhai, Nansha and Hengqin have been shared among Hong Kong and Macau mediators; the Guangzhou Arbitration Commission has been supported to become the world's first APEC member Online commercial dispute resolution platform for small, medium and micro enterprises; determine "Finance Self-Service Equipment Operation and Maintenance Service Specifications" as mature standards in the Greater Bay Area.

  Relying on Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Deep Cooperation Zone, Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone, Guangzhou Nansha Pilot Free Trade Zone, etc., the Greater Bay Area explores "one matter, three places, one policy, three places, and one regulation and three places", and the century cross-border The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was successfully opened to traffic, and Hengqin Island, which was once a green area with banana forests and sparse farms, has become a dynamic new area with many high-rise buildings. There are more than 4,800 registered Australian-funded enterprises, making it the area with the highest concentration of Australian-funded enterprises.

  The people of the three places are connected with each other, and the circulation of factors is more efficient

  "I believe we will soon be able to buy a house of our own in Guangzhou and truly settle down." On March 31 this year, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (Guangdong) Talent Port was officially opened. Li Jianxi and Sun Jiaxi, a husband and wife who started businesses in the Greater Bay Area Expectantly.

  On the way to jointly build a world-class urban agglomeration, with the hard connection of infrastructure and soft connection of rules and mechanisms, the flow of elements in the three places will be more efficient, and the people of the Bay Area will be more connected and more affectionate.

  Staff exchanges are more convenient.

In the Greater Bay Area, the work permit and residence permit for foreign talents will be "accepted in one window and processed in parallel", and the approval time limit has been reduced from 15 working days to 7 working days.

In 2021, 37,600 Mainland Travel Permits for Hong Kong and Macao residents will be reissued in the Greater Bay Area, providing identity authentication services for 19.22 million Hong Kong and Macao residents, effectively facilitating the life and development of Hong Kong and Macao residents in the Mainland.

  The flow of funds has become smoother, and the pilot program of the “Cross-border Wealth Management Connect” business in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been officially launched; the benefits of the pilot program of facilitation of foreign exchange receipts and payments in trade have been further expanded; the scientific research funds of the Guangdong government can be directly allocated to Hong Kong and Macao R&D institutions across the border for use. Scientific research equipment can make an appointment in 24 hours for customs clearance of "instant reporting and delivery, on-site inspection".

  The business environment is more optimized.

The construction of national business environment innovation pilot cities has accelerated, and economic and trade cooperation with countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” has been continuously strengthened. The establishment of Hong Kong and Macao enterprises has implemented “one-stop service” for commercial registration, and the “single window” for international trade has provided more than 800 service projects. The rate of government service matters is up to 99.9%, and the online government service capability ranks first in the country.

  The three places are in step with each other and make concerted progress. The construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has achieved remarkable results in stages, and solid progress has been made in the construction of a world-class bay area and a world-class urban agglomeration.

In 2021, there will be 25 Fortune Global 500 companies in the Greater Bay Area, an increase of 8 from 2017; there are more than 60,000 high-tech enterprises in Guangdong Province, most of which are located in the Greater Bay Area, a net increase of 20,000 over 2017 The comprehensive strength of the Greater Bay Area has been significantly enhanced, and the people of the three places have a more fulfilling sense of gain.

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