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Meeting focuses on future of Qianhai


The annual meeting of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone Qianhai & Shekou Area and the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone Advisory Committee is held at Kylin Villa. Courtesy of Qianhai Authority.

Members of the advisory committee for the Qianhai and Shekou free trade zone gathered at Kylin Villa in Nanshan District on Dec. 15 for the annual meeting to propose suggestions on the development of Qianhai.

Mayor Chen Rugui attended the meeting and presented letters of appointment to six newly appointed members of the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone Qianhai & Shekou Area and the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone Advisory Committee.

Hua Jianmin, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress and director of the advisory committee, stressed that Qianhai should fully implement the instructions given by General Secretary Xi Jinping during his inspection tour of Qianhai in October, to play a key role in the Greater Bay Area and to realize high-quality development.

Tian Fu, director of the Authority of China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone Qianhai & Shekou Area, said that he hoped the advisory committee would help Qianhai achieve new breakthroughs from a new starting point and make contributions to further reform and opening up of Guangdong.

Andy Chan, undersecretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau of Hong Kong SAR, said that, as a key cooperation and development platform within the Greater Bay Area, Qianhai has taken the lead in comprehensive cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. The Hong Kong SAR Government attaches great importance to the cooperation with Qianhai.

“We look forward to the release of the Special Action Plan of Qianhai for Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation 2018 to 2020. The action plan will cover various areas including finance, modern logistics, science and information services, cultural creative industries, professional services and youth cooperation. We hope both sides will further strengthen the cooperation through this action plan,” said Chan.

According to Du Peng, head of Qianhai Cooperation Zone Authority, in 2018, the added value of enterprises registered in Qianhai and Shekou free trade area is expected to grow 23.6 percent, fixed-asset investment is expected to increase 7.9 percent, and foreign investment in actual use is expected to reach US$4.18 billion.

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