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. PHOTO: REUTERS
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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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