The First Monograph on GBA Integration Development Published by SFI
In January 2021, the monograph on Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), Strategies of Integration Development – Comprehensive Analyses of the Demonstration Pilot Zone and the GBA Cities (Hereinafter referred to as Strategies of Integration Development) edited by Prof. Zhang Bohui and Researcher Wu Haifeng of Shenzhen Finance Institute (SFI) was officially published. This is also the first tailor-made research work focusing on the integration development planning of 11 cities in the GBA. It breaks the conventional research framework of “discussing the matter of GBA merely on its own” and penetrates into the historical development path and social characteristics of each city in the GBA, extending the tentacles of case analysis to all 11 prefecture-level cities. Many of the cases come from districts, counties, towns and streets under the jurisdiction of the cities, with a delicate and enriched data granularity. Facing the increasingly complex domestic and foreign economic environment, how to accelerate the construction of a modern industrial system for integration development in the Bay Area and form a high-quality regional economic layout become the top priority of the GBA in the new era. The content of this book has both theoretical and practical depth, and has important practical significance for the future development of the GBA.
Prof. Zhang Bohui
Executive Associate Dean, School of Management and Economics, CUHK-Shenzhen
Presidential Chair Professor
Director of the Center for FinTech and Social Finance, SFI
Co-director of MSc in Data Science Programme, SFI
Research Fellow, SFI
Key Research Team
Zeng Zixuan, Jing Ruixue, SFI
Strategies of Integration Development is divided into six chapters. Through detailed data and profound economic theory, it proposes many grounded, implementable, and practical proposals for integration development based on the current development status of the GBA, with a combination of the new development of the theory of socialist reform with Chinese characteristics . This book clarifies the geographical advantages and development positioning of the cities in the GBA. It explains that the central cities (Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao), eastern cities (Dongguan, Huizhou) and western cities (Zhongshan, Foshan, Jiangmen, Zhuhai, Zhaoqing) have their strengths and weaknesses in the process of integrated sustainable development, and puts forward some practical and profound policies and recommendations regarding the actual difficulties. In order to learn from the past experience and improve the modernization level of the Bay Area, this book provides a detailed review of the policies, plans, and achievements of the 11 cities in the Bay Area since July 2017, which helps to clearly understand how it optimizes the dynamic changes in the development mode of cooperative innovation across regions, integration interaction, and integration of economic factors. In order to more systematically, intuitively and scientifically observe and evaluate the trajectory of the future integration development of the Bay Area, as well as to provide an objective basis for the adjustment and implementation of its policies, this book also provides a detailed explanation for GBA Integration Development Composite Index (website: https://gbaindex.cuhk.edu.cn) edited and launched by SFI.
As the forefront of China's opening up along the coast, with the Pan-PRD region as its vast hinterland for development, the GBA has a strategic position in advancing the “Belt and Road”initiative. Strategies of Integration Development closely follows the theme of the era, grasps the pain points, and focuses on the four levels of economic development, technological innovation, social and environmental changes, and legal construction. It outlines the advantages and challenges in the GBA to implement the strategic layout of integration development comprehensively. It specifically summarizes the profound logic of the integration development of the Bay Area. The publication of this book will provide a brand new observation perspective and research ideas for future development plannings and policy making in the GBA.
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