China is rapidly connecting Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in Guangdong Province into a regional finance, technology, manufacturing and tourism hub of 86 million people. Over the next decade, this Greater Bay Area (GBA) will mature into a global showcase for China’s economic model, “One Country-Two Systems” integration, and Belt and Road development strategy.
GBA hopes to partner with comparable regions worldwide, including the San Francisco Bay Area, in areas such as clean energy, health care, mobility and fintech. On December 9. 2021, Bay Area Council Economic Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph participated in a webinar to discuss in-depth findings from a new Institute report in collaboration with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council which assesses the commercial opportunities and political obstacles amid U.S.-China tensions.
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