China's annual legislative and consultative sessions has started since March 3rd. The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) has become a buzzword in this year's two sessions, since last month Chinese authorities unveiled the outline development plan for the GBA. Premiers of Guangdong's sister provinces/states, CGs in Guangzhou and executives from foreign enterprises are sharing their views and expectations on the GBA construction.
Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of New South Wales, Australia
I was impressed by Guangdong's plan to develop the Greater Bay area with Hong Kong, Macao and all the trade zones and economic zones in the Pearl River Delta. I think this will be a very exciting proposition in the future.
John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia (B.C.), Canada
When you bring together such dynamic economies as Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao, this is a tremendous opportunity covering hundreds of millions of people, all of their economic activities and the carbon footprint that entails.
Ali Ghanem Al-Hajri, C.G. Of Qatar in Guangzhou
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will be a key investment sector for Qatar. We all think this region is of great potential, and among the top in Asia. We are very willing to invest in this golden region.
Nadav Cohen, C.G. of Israel in Guangzhou
I hope Guangdong people lead successfully in the opening-up economic reform and the Greater Bay Area Initiative.
Karen Maddocks, C.G. of Britain in Guangzhou
We are looking forward to the construction of the Greater Bay Area. Guangdong is the center for China's innovative economic development. We will be dedicated to bring the British innovation to Guangdong, to build excellent business environment with Guangdong which will benefit both China and the U.K.
Dr. Harley Seyedin, President of AmCham South China
As regards the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, it gives Guangdong the talent pool that many innovators around the world will need.
Ronaldo Vizconde Dorupa, foreign expert consultant in AVIC General Aircraft in Zhuhai
I have seen many infrastructure improvements in Guangdong province during the last 5 years. Some of the most notable ones for me are, Hongkong to Macao/Zhuhai bridge, high speed railway service to and from Zhuhai, Hengqin area development and so on.
Radu Gosav, director of TÜV SÜD’s Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) Department, Romanian
Guangdong's living environment has kept improving over the past 17 years. Government services, education, medical services and transport are getting better and better.
Ezekiel Jacob Mwambopo, Journalist/News Editor at Africa Media Group Limited
Among all Chinese strategic plans to strengthen its economy and contributing to the global economic development, Great Bay Area is one of them, and to my opinion I bet that, it will be one of the most unprecedented economic hub of the world at large.