GBA goes in the right direction: Martin Fleischer, Consul General of Germany in Guangzhou
The German CG also feels admiration for the province's diversity, suggesting that "You need a bit of patience to discover, because Guangdong has many hidden jewels that you really have to go and to explore."
More cooperation with GBA in an all-round manner: CG of Republic of Korea in GZ
Hong Sung-wook, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Guangzhou, said he likes to have Cantonese dim sum sometimes during weekend like the local people. “Chicken feet is a popular cuisine in both Guangdong and South Korea. But we make it much spicier.”
Mao Yanhua: GBA should further seek for high level of opening-up
As a developed area with an open economy in China, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) can increase consumer demand by expanding imports, said Mao Yanhua, a professor at the Institute of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Development Studies of Sun Yat-Sen University. He suggested the GBA to seek for higher level of opening-up and focus on high quality imports.
Guo Renzhong: GBA cities should coordinate development on the agenda
Cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) should work together and help each other on the way to win-win development. One city, single-handed, does not bear the strength that the whole region needs to thrive. And, especially in the current international situation, we need joint efforts among cities more than ever, said Guo Renzhong, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, Head of the Research Institute for Smart Cities of Shenzhen University, Academic of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Choi Koon-shum: supports Hong Kong, Macao youths to work in Chinese mainland cities of GBA in other ways
Hong Kong and Guangdong are closely linked geographically and culturally, with highly active economic and social interactions, both contribute to the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, Permanent Honorary President of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, gave his remarks on promoting connectivity and development between Guangdong and Hong Kong, also helping the GBA to become a world-class bay area.
Zheng Yongnian: It is urgent for Greater Bay Area to set unified rules
To become more competitive, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) should have a set of unified rules, by which the area can be better equipped to connect with the world. It is very urgent to realize that goal in the 14th-Five Year Plan period (2021-2025), otherwise it will hinder GBA's development, said Zheng Yongnian, Presidential Chair Professor, Director of the Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, in an exclusive interview.
Aaron Finley: Greater cooperation between companies and the GBA in 2021
At the beginning of 2020, COVID-19 first hit China, and later become a global pandemic. The pandemic has changed everything completely. So is the situation for Aaron Finley, Associate Director of Deloitte China.
Hazza Harding: I try to build a bridge to strengthen connections between our countries
Hazza is a host of Guangdong Radio and Television. He has been in Guangdong for ten years. He returned to China when the outbreak was at its peak in China. And then he visited and reported on the process of resuming work and production in Chinese factories. “They were producing face masks because that's what the country needed. That's what everyone needed in China.”
Mahmoud AL-Azab: I hope the vaccine will bring our life back to normal
Mahmoud Ali Ahmed AL-Azab comes from Yemen. He got his PhD from Dalian Medical University in immunology. Now, he’s doing his post-doctoral research at Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center.
Elina Idiiatullina: pulling through the hard times during 2020 with strong faith
At those difficult times, she was deeply touched by people around her and convinced that summer will eventually arrive no matter how badly the cold winter has been.