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China Daily’s Roundtable Luncheon on the Greater Bay Area from the Belt and Road Perspective


       To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of China Daily Hong Kong Edition, China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable Luncheon was held at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on 9 Oct. Mrs Regina Ip, Co-Chair of Maritime Silk Road Society (MSRS) was invited to attend the luncheon and share her insights on the topic of “Guangdong-HK-Macao Greater Bay Area from the Belt and Road Perspective: Opportunities and Challenges” in a panel discussion. The luncheon was attended by an audience of more than 300 business leaders, academics and elites from various sectors.

        In the panel discussion, Mrs Regina Ip stressed that Hong Kong should formulate a shared vision of the Greater Bay Area. She said that in the long run, parties concerned should explore whether they could build this tremendous area into a single market. There should be more feasible liberal agreements for the free movement of people, goods, funds and information within the Greater Bay Area to build it into a mass integrated economic entity.

        Other panelists included Ms Pansy Ho, Group Executive Chairman and Managing Director, Shun Tak Holdings Limited, and Honorary President of MSRS; Mr Li Xiaopeng, Vice Chairman & Group President, China Merchants Group Limited; and Mr Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, The HKSAR Government. Guest Moderator was Professor Edward Chen, Chairman, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education.