China News Service, Hong Kong, November 11 (Reporter Dai Xiaolu) Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Li Jiachao said on the 24th that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will closely connect with Guangdong and Shenzhen through special classes, complement each other's advantages, accelerate the development of the northern metropolis, and achieve win-win cooperation.
The 9th Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Forum and Award Presentation Ceremony was held in Hong Kong on the same day.
Mr Lee said that under the "one country, two systems" principle, Hong Kong has the unique advantage of "relying on the motherland and connecting with the world", and is fully in line with national strategies such as the development of the Greater Bay Area. As one of the central cities in the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong must have a deep understanding of the new historical mission of the Greater Bay Area and work with other cities in the Greater Bay Area to promote the development of the Greater Bay Area.
Mr Lee mentioned that in his new Policy Address, he proposed a number of key measures to comprehensively enhance the high-level co-operation among cities in the Greater Bay Area, including the development of the Northern Metropolis, where Hong Kong and Shenzhen and other cities in the Greater Bay Area are deeply connected in planning. The SAR Government will work closely with Guangdong and Shenzhen in the form of special teams to complement each other's advantages, accelerate the development of the Northern Capital, and achieve win-win cooperation.
Mr Lee also mentioned that the Guangdong Provincial Government has issued the Three-Year Action Plan for the Development of the Digital Bay Area to promote the development of the Greater Bay Area into a bay area with the highest level of digitalization in the world. The HKSAR Government welcomes and fully participates in and promotes this action plan. He said that Guangdong and Hong Kong have been working closely together and have launched the first batch of more than 100 "cross-boundary access" government services this month, so that residents and enterprises of the two places can easily use the government services of the Greater Bay Area, including elderly care services, tax declaration, application for license plates and other licenses, business operations, employment and entrepreneurship, etc.
Mr Lee said that the HKSAR Government will continue to lead all sectors of Hong Kong to work together with other GBA cities to build the GBA into one of the most dynamic and competitive regions in the country and the world, and make greater contributions to the country's development. (ENDS)