Academic Symposium on Belt and Road Initiative and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area: Economic Planning and Development

26 July 2018 | Cho Yiu Conference Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



To understand the development trend and research scenario of the BRI and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and CUHK held a joint symposium to enhance public understanding and establish a platform for mainland China and Hong Kong scholars.

As a prelude to the conference, Prof. Fanny M. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Prof. Fang Cai, Vice President of CASS delivered the welcome message. Two keynote speeches were delivered by Mr. Andy S. F. Chan, JP, Acting Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Prof. Fang Cai. Mr. Chan spoke on the role of Hong Kong in the economic development of the BRI and Greater Bay Area. Prof. Cai examined the logic of China to further open development.

The Symposium consisted of four thematic discussion sessions, which attracted nearly 100 attendees. These sessions were aimed at facilitating academic exchange and engaged 12 panelists. The panelists participated in frank and critical discussions on various topics and made key suggestions on specific aspects related to the BRI and the Greater Bay Area, including strategy coordination, open development, policy direction, and system innovation.


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