HKU Business School conducts interdisciplinary research on Greater Bay Area to search for new economic cooperation models
The University of Hong Kong has a long history of active research on the Pearl River Delta after China’s economic reform and Open-Door Policy in 1978. Since the early 2000s, the University has been conducting policy-oriented and academic research relating to Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta (now known as the Greater Bay Area, GBA) development in a bid to inform business leaders and policymakers about the opportunities and challenges in the GBA.
On Friday, July 9, a webinar with over 200 registered participants was held to present and discuss the findings of a latest strategic public policy research project “In Search of New Economic Cooperation Models between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area” funded by the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) of the HKSAR Government.
The webinar began with welcoming remarks by Professor Richard Y.C. Wong, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong and Mr. Benjamin Mok, Deputy Commissioner for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Following the presentations on major findings of the studies and possible new economic cooperation models, nine panellists representing both the private and public sectors joined a panel discussion to exchange their views on how Hong Kong can capitalise on the opportunities brought about by the development of the GBA and proactively develop innovative policies to implement new economic cooperation models between Hong Kong and the GBA.
This interdisciplinary research project was led by Professor Anthony Yeh of HKU Department of Urban Planning and Design, with Professor Zhigang Tao of HKU Business School, Professor George Lin of HKU Department of Geography, Dr. Xingjian Liu of HKU Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Dr. Fiona Yang of the School of Geography and Urban Planning of Sun Yat-Sen University as co-investigators. It aims to search for new economic cooperation models between Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in a knowledge-based high-tech economy.
A Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Information Net that provides a one-stop portal about the 9+2 cities in the Greater Bay Area has been produced by the research project. Find out more: http://www.dupad.hku.hk/hkprd/greaterbay/english/index.htm
Webinar website: http://www.dupad.hku.hk/cusup/gba/webinar