Hong Kong will play a lesser role in Greater Bay Area, but is not sidelined by Beijing: Experts

Hong Kong, along with Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macau, had been singled out to lead the Greater Bay Area plan in 2019.
Hong Kong, along with Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macau, had been singled out to lead the Greater Bay Area plan in 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

HONG KONG - Hong Kong is not sidelined in Beijing's plan for the Greater Bay Area, but rather, playing less of a leading role in the development of what is to be a regional economic powerhouse, some analysts believe.

Associate Professor Sing Ming of the Hong Kong University of Technology and Science thinks the city has been downgraded from a dominant economic engine to become "one of a few engines in the Greater Bay Area", which also includes Macau and Guangdong province.

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