One country, two system model will spur Greater Bay Area growth: Chinese officials

An aerial view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. China's Greater Bay Area plan includes nine cities in southern Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. In creating a mega city cluster around the Pearl River Delta area, China aims to create an in
An aerial view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. China's Greater Bay Area plan includes nine cities in southern Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau. In creating a mega city cluster around the Pearl River Delta area, China aims to create an innovative tech hub that is comparable with the San Francisco Bay Area and New York Bay Area in the United States, as well as the Tokyo Bay Area in Japan.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

China's Greater Bay Area (GBA) plan that includes nine cities in southern Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau will play up the advantages of the "one country, two system" model to help spur growth, said officials.

Mr Luo Wen, vice-chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said at a media briefing on Thursday that the "one country, two system" of the GBA is what makes it stand out from other world-class bay areas.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2019, with the headline 'One country, two system model will spur Greater Bay Area growth: Chinese officials'. Print Edition | Subscribe