Experts brainstorm on PPRD, what do they say?

The 11th Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Cooperation & Development Forum and Economic & Trade Fair is held in Guangzhou from August 24 to 26. Themed "Deepening PPRD cooperation and promoting FTZ innovation", the forum gathered hundreds of experts discussing the regional development.

What Guangdong FTZ and Fujian FTZ need to do is to continuously explore innovative practices including mechanism innovation in investment, trade, finance, the negative list for foreign investment and so on, so that FTZs could provide successful experiences which could be adopted in PPRD, and consequently the level of opening-up of PPRD could be enhanced.

Mao Yanhua

the Deputy Dean of Sun Yat-sen University Institute for Free Trade Zone Research
The growth of Bay Area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao, it not only can promote the development of Mid-South and Southwest area in China, but also can radiate to Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Zhang Xiaoqiang

Director of Executive Board of of the Council at CCIEE
It is the best time to promote bay area economy. Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area covers 65,000 square kilometers, where is the engine for Chinese economic growth and the strongest area for innovation and comprehensive strength.

Wei Jianguo

Executive Deputy Director of Executive Board of the Council of CCIEE
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area could be built as an important international operation center for ‘One Belt and Road’ initiative.” Zheng said, “the bay area should have mechanism innovation, especially deepen the cooperation of trade liberalization under CEPA.

Zheng Detao

Dean of Institute of Guangdong Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies of Sun Yat-Sen University
Macao can reinforce its role as a vital platform for trade and services between China and Portuguese-speaking countries as well as a world-leading center for tourism.

Jackson Chang

President of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute
The bay area is also a new development mode for regional cooperative development and integrative development under two-system. Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area have radiation ability which could eliminate the situation of imbalanced development in PPRD.

Chen Yao

Director of Division of regional economics of Institute of Industrial Economics of CASS
By 2030, The mileage (of high-speed railway in PPRD) would reach to 19,800 kilometers. It will allow people travel in 1 to 4 hours among neighboring large or medium size cities in PPRD.

Lin Zhonghong

Vice Director of China Railway Economic and Planning Research Institute
PPRD should create a new regional cooperation mode, realize coordination among all members, promote the development of ecological civilization, improve the level of opening-up under the construction of “One Belt and Road” Initiative and have sharing on market, social undertaking and integration of infrastructure.

Wang Tongsan

Researcher of Institute of Quantitative & Technical Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Hong Kong is aiming to be as an oversea administrative center to serve enterprises in PPRD even the whole China for exploring the global market.

Ba Shusong

Chief China Economist in HKEx
Being a new producing mode, Intelligent manufacturing should act as the effective weapon in transforming and upgrading of manufacturing industry.

Qu Xianming

Director of the Researching and Consulting Center for Developing Intelligent Manufacturing Strategy in CAE
PPRD should become the pioneer and main force for the“Made in China 2025” strategy as its typical representativeness in Chinese manufacturing.

Xiong Youlun

Academician in Chinese Academy of Science
Technical innovation is the key factor for regional cooperation, especially when PPRD is a vast area in China.

Hou Yongzhi

Director-general of Department of Development Strategy and Regional Economy of DRC

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